For an optimal recovery and to possibly allow the breastmilk to get going, it is wise to remain in or around your bed for the first week after delivery. After that, most women can start to build up their daily activities.
From four to six weeks after delivery, you can start to exercise again when you have the permission of your gynaecologist or midwife. Preferably do this under professional guidance so you can get your body back at the right fitness level in a responsible way. For example, by joining a special 'Back in Shape' program. This allows your body to recuperate in a responsible way.
To exercise in a healthy and responsible way after your pregnancy, we advise you to keep these basic guidelines in mind: