Hula-hooping after C-section: when can I start?

Caesarean section is a surgery, allowing the baby to be born if his birth in a natural way poses a threat. The recovery period after С-section is longer in comparison to normal physiological birth. However, this fact can’t diminish the enthusiasm of many mothers to return to normal form. Today we’ll talk about whether hula-hooping is possible after С-section and how to determine the start time for this type of physical activity.

When to start hula-hooping after С-section?

After С-section the woman has some internal and external sutures. It takes a long time (about 2 months) for the sutures to heal, that’s why you should not start hula-hooping soon after a С-section. After a natural birth, a woman can begin exercising actively within 2 months, but if you had a C-section after this period, you can only do some physical exercises, such as walking, aerobics or swimming.

Not only the sutures but also the abdominal muscles and pelvic muscles require long-term recovery to support the internal organs in their natural position. Therefore, you can start hula-hooping 4−6 months after cesarean section.

If you’ve decided to begin to hoop, consult your doctor to be sure that there are no pathological changes and your body has fully recovered after childbirth.

Hula-hooping is contraindicated after a caesarean section if the woman has the following health problems:

  • Postpartum complications and inflammatory processes in the female reproductive system: ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, inflammation of the appendages.
  • Diseases of the abdominal organs and the gastrointestinal tract: an enlarged liver, ulcers, gastritis, colitis.
  • Pathology of the spine: herniated disc, scoliosis, disc protrusion, etc.

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