Activity

Recovery is a progressive process and you will feel stronger every day.

In the first few days following delivery, caring for yourself and the baby will provide all the exercise you need.  Allowing yourself additional rest periods each day will help you cope with the stress of a new baby in your life. You may gradually return to normal activity as tolerance and endurance improve. You may resume a light exercise program after the first two weeks and increase the activity as your endurance and bleeding allow. Usually, you are able to return to work by the time the baby is four to six weeks old. Unless otherwise indicated, you should see your doctor six weeks after delivery for a postpartum check-up.