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Abdominal exercises after C-Section

Patient: I had cesarean recently. For how long should I wait to before I start doing sit-ups?

 

 

Doctor: Protocols for abdominal exercises after C-section are the same as those for any other type of abdominal exercises.  Surg geons usually recommend waiting for 3 weeks before attempting any abdominal exercise.  One should start slowly and increase the intensity gradually according to your bodies tolerance.  In emergency C-sections, it is sometimes recommended to wait up to 3 months because of the larger incisions involved.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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