Yoga After a C-Section

Did you know it’s possible to do yoga after a C-section safely, if you go about it in the right way?

After a C-section, it’s best to wait 12 weeks after surgery and get the sign off from your GP before taking exercise. Even when you do start taking exercise again, take it easy and if something doesn’t feel right then take a pause and revisit it when you’re feeling more able.

Once you have recovered from your C-section and no longer have any pain, it’s usually safe to start low-impact exercises, such as swimming, pilates, yoga, gentle jogging and low resistance gym work. I would recommend taking a class that is suitable for postpartum recovery so that your teacher knows you may need extra support. Postnatal yoga is very gentle and a great way to bond with your baby, and if you’re still feeling anxious about your scar - then all of the poses can be adjusted to suit you. Just be sure to let the teacher know you’re recovering from a c-section.

Although giving birth is a joyful experience, delivering a baby through caesarean takes a toll on the body. However, rehabilitation methods and activities such as yoga after a caesarean section may aid your postpartum recovery. If you are exploring this possibility, you may have many questions regarding when you can begin yoga after giving birth and which positions to avoid.

So what are the benefits of yoga after a C-section?

  1. Gentle recovery and rehabilitation after surgery
  2. Learning how to relax and  breathe as you recover post birth
  3. Bonding with your newborn
  4. Yoga poses that are supportive to your scar
  5. Helping to recover from diastasis recti - all women have this in pregnancy and those who give birth vaginally can recover a little sooner than those who have had a c-section. Plus, if you’ve had a c-section not only are your abdominal muscles separated from diastasis recti, you’ve also been through surgery so extra weakness in the stomach. Yoga can help you rebuild strength which can help with recovery and back pain.

As always, if you have any questions about yoga after a C-section or anything else related to pregnancy, birth and motherhood, be sure to check out the butterbean text helpline. It’s monitored by a midwife, meaning support is available on demand!

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Yoga After a C-Section

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Did you know it’s possible to do yoga after a C-section safely, if you go about it in the right way?

After a C-section, it’s best to wait 12 weeks after surgery and get the sign off from your GP before taking exercise. Even when you do start taking exercise again, take it easy and if something doesn’t feel right then take a pause and revisit it when you’re feeling more able.

Once you have recovered from your C-section and no longer have any pain, it’s usually safe to start low-impact exercises, such as swimming, pilates, yoga, gentle jogging and low resistance gym work. I would recommend taking a class that is suitable for postpartum recovery so that your teacher knows you may need extra support. Postnatal yoga is very gentle and a great way to bond with your baby, and if you’re still feeling anxious about your scar - then all of the poses can be adjusted to suit you. Just be sure to let the teacher know you’re recovering from a c-section.

Although giving birth is a joyful experience, delivering a baby through caesarean takes a toll on the body. However, rehabilitation methods and activities such as yoga after a caesarean section may aid your postpartum recovery. If you are exploring this possibility, you may have many questions regarding when you can begin yoga after giving birth and which positions to avoid.

So what are the benefits of yoga after a C-section?

  1. Gentle recovery and rehabilitation after surgery
  2. Learning how to relax and  breathe as you recover post birth
  3. Bonding with your newborn
  4. Yoga poses that are supportive to your scar
  5. Helping to recover from diastasis recti - all women have this in pregnancy and those who give birth vaginally can recover a little sooner than those who have had a c-section. Plus, if you’ve had a c-section not only are your abdominal muscles separated from diastasis recti, you’ve also been through surgery so extra weakness in the stomach. Yoga can help you rebuild strength which can help with recovery and back pain.

As always, if you have any questions about yoga after a C-section or anything else related to pregnancy, birth and motherhood, be sure to check out the butterbean text helpline. It’s monitored by a midwife, meaning support is available on demand!