There are a number of factors as to why you should start doing this straight away following the birth. Firstly to help to pull in and realign the stomach muscles because without doing this, you run the risk of having a flabby looking stomach for the rest of your life.
Secondly to strengthen and support the lower back and spine. The stomach muscles form a key part of what we fitness professionals call the core muscles. The job of these core muscles is basically to support and strengthen the body so it can preserve a good posture and to protect and hold in the internal organs.
The third reason you need to exercise the abs after c section is to improve blood flow to the area. When muscles contract or do some work, they need a greater supply of oxygenated blood, it is this supply of blood which also contain the cells required for repair and renewal of the tissues of the scar and surrounding areas. By regularly supplying a larger amount of blood to the scar the area will heal much more rapidly.
The chances are at first you won't be able to feel very much if anything at all whilst doing your stomach exercises, just keep doing them to the best of your abilities.
It is very important to only carry out a special few pelvic tilting exercises that have been created for women who are recovering from c section and not to just start trying any type of the usual abdominal exercises, these are not appropriate at this time.
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