Activities Overview


Nurse Goodwin

In the days and weeks after your baby is born, you’ll need plenty of rest to help you heal. Resuming everyday activities is also important as your body returns to pre-pregnancy normal.

Getting out of bed and moving around soon after delivery is important, whether you’ve had a vaginal or Cesarean birth. Moving around helps prevent blood clots from forming in your legs and pelvis. Very light exercise, such as gentle leg lifts or abdominal tightening, is a good way to stimulate healing and get you on the way to regaining muscle tone. But remember, check with your healthcare team before you begin any regular exercise program.