Postnatal Workout or Post Abdominal Surgery Workout

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


This makes a great Beginner Pilates workout, and it can also help you relax before you go to sleep for the night. Calorie burn, printable routine & more info @ Lose 16-24 lbs in two months with our 8 Week Fat Loss Programs to Lose Weight & Tone Up Fast that use our free workout videos @

Vote for new workout videos, get workout program giveaways, & more @

These are all exercises that were comfortable for me specifically, and may not work as ideal after-surgery or postnatal workouts for everyone. Some doctors advise waiting 6-8 weeks before resuming activity, but each person is different. Always talk to your doctor before you start any workout program – this is especially important if you are looking to start a post surgery workout or pregnancy exercise program.

Note: All information provided by Fitness Blender is of a general nature and is furnished only for educational/entertainment purposes only. No information is to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to any individual specific health or medical condition. You agree that use of this information is at your own risk and hold Fitness Blender harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims.


Tanya Walker says:

I just had a hysterectomy and this fit the bill! I will try and do this
until I am cleared for more then just the walking I am told to do now as
far as muscle building.

Jill Parker says:

This is the video I have been searching for. I went to physical therapy a
while back for a lower back injury I had due to a difficult pregnancy. I
have let myself get out of shape again unfortunately, and wanted to start
doing the exercises from PT again as a starting point. Unfortunately I
couldn’t remember what they were, but they are all right here in this
video! Thanks so much! 

Chan H. says:

Thank you so much for posting this workout, just had ab surgery (vertical
incision) 4 weeks ago and wondered if there was anything I could to to help
strengthen, this was not strenuous, but I could feel the work. Thanks

Sissy Witch says:

This is a very gentle workout. I am 3 weeks postnatal and did not struggle
once. What a good place to start! 

Courtney Bray says:

+ChickenBros22 who randomly says hi as a video comment? Sorry. I had to
ask. LOL not trying to be mean. I just thought it was funny and super
random…. :P

J. Ronelle Robinson says:

I had abdominal surgery about four weeks ago and this seems like the
perfect work out for me. I will start this and will check back in about
4-6 weeks with my results. Thank you for providing a workout that’s not
just for women that had a c-section, but that did have the same cut and
procedure. Stay Tuned!!!!

mkarinaaa says:

Great workout. Thank you. This will definitely help with recovery and
getting back to 100%

ChickenBros22 says:


Karla.M. Anderson says:

So how often do you do this workout before going to the next stage up ?

Gladys Lava says:

This workout is easy!! Awesome! They cant push you to hard workout! I love

Al Hoods says:

I had abdominal hernia surgery April 10, 2013 do you think it’s to early
for me to start these exercises ? Thanks you

vulpecula says:

I just had abdominal surgery a week ago and I am only ready for a few of
these exercises. If you don’t mind my asking, Kelli, how many times a week
did you do these exercises as you recovered? Thanks so much for doing this.
I was just sitting here feeling down about not being able to work out for 6
weeks when I saw this. I’m so excited now and motivated to eat super
healthy while I recover.

professionalmartinez says:

Are these exercises beneficial for diastisis recti? Sorry if this question
posts twice. :)

FitnessBlender says:

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Give yourself time to heal, I know it’s hard
but be patient!

reredrummer123 says:

I would LOVE if you guys did more lower back-friendly exercises! I’ve got
spinal stenosis and an annual tear, yet still love to exercise. If you guys
could somehow create a video that doesn’t involve twisting or crunches,
that would be AMAZING!!!!!!

Jinx Moxon says:

Would this be okay for someone with a broken spine?

Melissa Willmott says:

Hi Could you please do more of these with an increasing level of intensity,
so that us cesarean and non cesarean Mums can get our body’s back and get
fit again. Your other work outs are great but I haven’t got my lower abs
working well enough to do all of the workout. Thanks! 😉

mrs west says:

@fitnessblender thank you so much for these exercises . They help me with
my pain so I can function .

FitnessBlender says:

Thank you! So happy to be back.

FitnessBlender says:

I would wait longer than 1 week-it was at least 3-4 weeks out before I
could do most of these, & I think many doctors advise people to wait even
longer. I did these maybe 3-4 times a week, at least. I did them when I
felt like I had too much energy to just continue to sit. Keep your head up,
it will be really hard for another 2-3 weeks but then you are going to
start to see fast & significant gains in what you can do & much less pain.
Eat healthy so your body has what it needs to heal quickly!

smajeed83 says:

same question as Marissa Cortez…..will this workout help get rid of the
flab after a c section…..or do you recommend starting out with this and
eventually graduating to a more traditional abs workout?

april ledesma says:

I have a question about this video, I had a c-section and it left me with a
huge amount of flab just hanging! Will this workout help me lose a bit of
it or is there another routine for losing the fat from having a c-section???

Patyrella says:

Me encanta!! Muchas gracias!!

Naheed Ahmed says:

Glad to see you back Kelli! :)

FitnessBlender says:

You would want to talk to your doctor but generally speaking these
exercises could help with diastasis recti.

jaymo1282 says:

What would be comfortable to wear (pants) i workout in my sweats & they
always hurt my lower back when i do any floor exercises…i can’t seem to
push as hard as i want to because of this.

raksmona says:

thanks for posting this, after the birth of my son i practically can’t feel
my lower abs anymore. I’ve tried to do lower abs workout and discovered
that my muscles have become so weak and my lower back is killing me while
i’m doing exercises. i can’t describe the dissapointment i felt! This looks
great and ‘back friendly’ so i will give myself a chance again and try.

FitnessBlender says:

You would definitely want to talk to your doctor first.

FitnessBlender says:

Thank you!

Write a comment

Find us on Google+