Resurrecting this thread. How has everyone been doing, physically I mean? Are you healing alright? Have you been a Ken to get out of the house at all? I imagine this thread will be less fitness-exercise and more fitness-PT/recovery for a while.
I had a 2nd degree tear as well as an episiotomy - thank you sunny-side up baby and the vacuum. 5.5 weeks out and I finally am starting to feel like the tears have healed. New aches and pains have cropped up, though. I mentioned prenatal that I had slipped on the stairs at 35wk and wrenched my left shoulder. I really took it easy on that shoulder before my daughter was born and now was feeling much better. Well, thanks to holding my baby and carrying her around everywhere, the shoulder is much worse. Going to see an orthopedist for it.
I started going with my husband on his morning walks with the dog. I’m still a bit sore by the end of the walk. It feels so great to get out of the house! I also have started to introduce a little post-natal yoga in 20min sessions during her nap time. The yoga makes a huge difference in my back.
i will say, definitely nurse/pump shortly before any exercise where you need to wear a sports bra! I tried to feed wear one one time, because she woke up mid-yoga session, and ended up half naked in my living room. Not good.