Like the majority of women who have just had a baby, I wanted to get my body back. You know, lose the jiggly bum, get rid of my love handles and most importantly, get a toned and flat tummy. I couldn’t wait to get back into a solid exercise routine. I did what I was told, “wait until you get clearance from your Doctor at your 6 week checkup”. I’ll admit, I did some gentle walking here and there during my first couple of weeks of being a new mum but it was at a very slow pace and only usually around the block.
Two days prior to childbirth | Two weeks after childbirth
My 6 week checkup came around and my Doctor gave me the all clear that I had healed well, and everything was looking A-O-K “down there”. Right! Green light… here I go! Time to get my body back!
I should touch quickly on my labour. It was quick – 3.5 hours to be exact. I experienced 2nd degree tearing which required quite a few stitches. However, my recovery was very straight forward and I experienced no complications during that initial recovery time.