Features reporter Andrea Weigl, who is on maternity leave, writes:
At my six-week checkup, my doctor cleared me to start exercising again. Typically, moms who have had a vaginal birth get cleared at the six-week mark, while moms who had c-sections may have to wait another two weeks.
I sought advice from a few local experts about what new moms can do during their six-week waiting period and how they should ease back into exercise after they get their doctors’ approval. Our experts are Carol Figuers, a professor and physical therapist at Duke University School of Medicine; Marybeth Winstead, owner of Healthy Moms of the Triangle; Jennifer Kedrowski, owner of Stroller Striders in Raleigh; and Jo Balcome, a postnatal exercise instructor at Rex Wellness Centers. I also compiled a list of resources for postpartum exercise classes across the Triangle, which appears at the bottom of this blog post.