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How Long Should I Wait To Start Yoga After Childbirth?

Yoga at high temperature, a strenuous series of 26 postures, introduced to the USA. Requires to be practiced in a heated room at about 105 ° F. Pregnant women can and should perform yoga until their due dates through posture modifications. The speed with which you start your yoga classes after giving birth is something you should discuss with your doctor, but several factors can influence your decision.


Some doctors advise mothers to avoid practicing postures that place their hips above their heads until discharge of the lochia, bloody discharge that occurs after birth and the uterus heals, has stopped, says Yoga de Vancouver. This is to prevent the onset of a pulmonary embolism, which although very rare, is more common in the first four weeks after  delivery in women who have had abdominal surgery, according to a study published in the “Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis” . Four postures of the series require such positioning: hands with feet; standing with legs separated and stretched; standing with legs apart and head on knee; and the rabbit pose. Your  instructor may suggest modifications to your circumstance.

After Surgery

If you had a cesarean section, an episiotomy, or other surgery during labor, you may have to wait much longer until the incisions are fully healed before returning to practice. Obtaining your doctor’s approval for exercise after a cesarean delivery is critical; Complete healing can take from three to six months, although you may be allowed to start earlier. When you are given permission to return, advises that you “limit yourself to minimal stretching” and work the elongation to full gradually. You can also choose to make posture modifications for pregnancy if you find them more comfortable.

Practical Considerations

If you are breastfeeding, breastfeed your baby just before class to discourage leaks, although one of the advantages of practicing hot yoga is the abundant sweat that can hide any leaks. ACOG recommends using a supportive yoga bra, as your breasts will probably be larger and heavier than normal. To disguise bulky sanitary towels if you still use them for postpartum hemorrhage, try using a pair of yoga shorts fitted with a second, more flexible pair over them.

Women want perfect body shape after pregnancy.  However they don’t know when to start yoga after normal delivery. Yoga can be done safely after a few weeks of childbirth, but it depends upon the mother’s health and the recommendation of her medical professional as to how long after birth can the practice of yoga commence.