Don’t Push Yourself
Birth puts quite a toll on the body regardless of whether you give birth vaginally or via C-section. Many mothers can start to feel normal within a few days after birth, but it is very easy to overdo it and realize later that you’ve made a grave mistake.
With incisions from tears, episiotomies, and cesarean births, weak pelvic muscles, an enlarged uterus, and heavy bleeding/fluid loss known as lochia, there is a lot that needs to heal through rest and relaxation. Push yourself too hard and you will be hurting later.
Take time to heal; don’t push yourself to be active before your body is ready. The doctor gives you about 6 weeks before they clear you for a return to full activity. You should utilize that time, taking time to relax and bond with your new baby before you try to get back to your normal routine.