How to Work Out Safely After Giving Birth During the Pandemic

New mom who wants to get back into shape
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The period after giving birth is a sensitive time in any woman’s life, and if you’re looking for safe ways to get back into shape postpartum during the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s what you can do.


Walking is a low-impact activity that’s great for pretty much anyone, including new moms. You can walk outside or on the treadmill, and you can easily take your baby with you in a stroller or in a carrier. Just make sure to avoid crowds and stay safe from the coronavirus.

Online Fitness Groups

If you want to work out from home, there are so many online fitness programs you can choose from. They provide a great way to connect with other new moms and to exercise on a schedule, which is often useful for keeping you accountable. You can choose among many different activities and pick something that works best for you.

Start Slow

No matter what you decide to do, start slow and give your body time to accommodate. It changed a lot over the past few months and it therefore needs some additional love and care to regain its strength, so don’t be too hard on yourself and keep in mind that exercise should make you feel better, not worse.