When is it safe to exercise after the birth?

It depends on how you define “exercise”. If you run or spin, or regularly work out with weights, then your best bet is to wait at least 6 weeks before you begin. But if your definition of exercise is actually movement- then you may begin within hours of your birth with simple movements that include breathing and gentle reactivation of the abdominals and pelvic floor. These postnatal movement programs are included in our Gentle Birth Workout series.