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How can i exercise after a cesarean section?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Carefully.: After 3-6 weeks have passed from your cesarean section (and if ok with your doctor) you may start working out slowly with swimming, treadmill, or stationary bike. Don't overdo it, though - 30-45 minutes 4-5 times/week suffice. Depending on your prior habits, you may further increase this regimen back to your baseline within 3-6 months after the c-section. Avoid heavy lifting!
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Last updated Aug 20, 2016
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