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

Cesarean section is a surgery, allowing the baby to be born if his natural birth poses a threat. The recovery period after С-section is longer in comparison to natural physiological birth. However, this fact can’t diminish the enthusiasm of many new mothers to return to pre-pregnancy physical condition. So, is hula-hooping possible after С-section and how to determine the start time for this physical activity?

When to start hula-hooping after С-section?

After С-section the woman has some internal and external sutures. It takes about 2 months for them 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, you can only do some light 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 normal 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 cesarean 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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