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When can I start exercising my abs after having a cesarean section?

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In brief: By 3 rd wk

Most of the ob&gyn surgeons will allow to do progressive exercises by this time healing will be almost complete.

In brief: By 3 rd wk

Most of the ob&gyn surgeons will allow to do progressive exercises by this time healing will be almost complete.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Gradually >6 weeks.

Do not exercise until 6 weeks postpartum! gradually increase your activity after that point and go back to full activity after your child's first birthday in order to avoid hernias!

In brief: Gradually >6 weeks.

Do not exercise until 6 weeks postpartum! gradually increase your activity after that point and go back to full activity after your child's first birthday in order to avoid hernias!
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