Do’s And Don’ts Of Postnatal Exercise


– Always consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any postnatal exercise program.

– Brisk walking.

– Swimming.

– Aqua aerobics.

– Yoga.

– Pilates.

– Low impact aerobic workouts.

– Light weight training.

– Cycling.

– Be guided by your doctor or midwife.

– Wear an appropriate bra that offers good support. Don’t rely on your pre-pregnancy sports bra because your back and cup size are likely to have changed. Get measured for a new one.

– Seek the support of your partner.

– Tummy and pelvic floor exercises (these can be done while you’re doing other tasks, either sitting or standing).




– Don’t be too hard on yourself if your exercise plans go awry – you’ll get more time to yourself as your baby settles into a predictable routine.



–  Be too hard on yourself if your exercise plans go awry.

– Exercise if it hurts or if you experience pain in any other unexplained symptoms; stop the exercise and consult your doctor if necessary.