Can Kegel Exercises After A Caesarean Section?
Can I practice Kegel + Glute Bridge after SC?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Regarding your question, it will really depend on how long after the SC you mean. If your intention is immediately after SC, only 1-2 days apart, our advice should not be done. Because the exercise puts emphasis on the abdominal muscles, but at the same time, your abdominal muscles have just been slashed and it takes time to recover. In general, even lifting heavy weights should not be done, so that you can recover faster and avoid complications.
So you can only exercise as usual after about 6-8 months. Indeed it might be long enough. but the reason is none other than just to avoid the stitches loose and avoid you to experience complications that can have a long-lasting impact on you. You may do light exercise such as jogging or swimming starting from 4-6 weeks after a cesarean section, but for this type of weight training, even though the burden is your own body weight as you mentioned, you should wait 6-8 weeks. So, hopefully answering your question.