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going to the gym after C-section, do i need to wait three months?

i was told not to excercise at the gym or swim properly like do freestyle and back stroke until i am three weeks post partum as i had an emergency C-section, is it best wait this long? my midwife told me this but how accurate is this? i do not want to hurt my insides, i also have a Diastasis recti so would that delay my ability to go to the gym at twelve weeks post partum?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, At around 6 weeks post partum if you have had no complications your body has mostly healed. At most gyms there are return to fitness programs and some have post baby programs. I am sure that you could start doing something light after 6 weeks and then build from there. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 25 Jul 2012