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Unsafe Post delivery Exercises

Some exercises can cause harm to a woman's body which is in post delivery recovery stage. If you are planning to start your post delivery exercise regimen, you must be aware of the exercises which are unsafe during post delivery period so that you can avoid them.

The foremost point in this regard is how your body performs during the pregnancy months and during and
after delivery. It is thereafter that your doctor can advise you on a fitting exercise plan. You need to follow the advice and understand that you must be consistent and patient with the exercise regimen.

It is understood that you are desperate to lose the extra flab and get back into shape but at no point of time should you stress your body too far. The otherwise weight loss exercises can have a damaging effect if you try to perform them during the post delivery period. Remember the fact that you must allow time to your body to regain its earlier strength, fitness and stamina.

Post Delivery Exercises Which are Unsafe

Given below are some unsafe post delivery exercises:


Even low impact aerobics are best avoided at the post delivery stage. Aerobics causes a lot of impact on the joint and muscles. Certain movements and stretches can be harmful for your internal organs and tissues which are still in the healing stage.


Something like a light couple ball dance can be a safe one and a mood up-lifter. But anything that requires sudden, rapid and jerky movements is unsafe. During post delivery dancing can cause quick exhaustion cause a loss of balance which can be damaging.


Even if you have been walking for warm-ups before or as a main part of your post delivery exercise regimen, jogging is unsafe. Jogging causes rapid and jerky movements which delays and damages the healing process of the uterus and vaginal tissues, not to forget the Caesarean stitches. Running should also be avoided for the same reason.

Horse Riding

During post delivery period you might have an altered sense of balance. Toppling over from a standing or moving horse can cause serious injuries to your healing organs and tissues.


In order to get back to shape although you need to work on your lower back, but rowing is an unsafe option. It can cause over the exhaustion of the lower back muscles, often resulting in injuries during the post delivery period.

Squash and Tennis

These exercise sports are unsafe as they cause sudden and jerky movements. They also put a lot of stress on the joints apart from enhancing the risk of losing balance while movements.


Pregnancy results in a change of balance in your body. Now after delivery, it will take some time to get that normal state and sense of balance back. So cycling is unsafe at this stage. Also the exercising static cycles must be avoided for the same reason. It can cause unwanted stress in the abdominal area which is still very sensitive.

Weight Training

Although very light weight training under qualified fitness experts are considered to be alright, but moderate to heavy weight training is unsafe during post delivery. They cause light to acute stress on joints and muscles and cause internal injuries to the sensitive and still healing abdominal area.

Therefore, while exercising you must not only avoid the unsafe ones but also study your body carefully. The elements that should be monitored are the hormonal changes at regular intervals, the rate of respiration during and post activity, average energy levels, body temperature, body laxity, heart rate and the relative emotional state.

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Miah.5 years ago
When can i start doing aerobics after the delivery? is it ok if i start aerobics after the postpartum check up?
Anna.5 years ago
i ma fond of dancing....i do ballet but during pregnancy i stopped doing it....i want to know is it unsafe to do ballet after delivery?
Mink.5 years ago
thanks for such a great information....i would like to know whether climbing up and down the stairs is harmful during the post delivery period
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