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themamaclara Tue 23-Aug-16 21:10:10

I'm really wanting to get back into running after having my baby. I had a wonderful, vaginal birth three months ago with a small tear and a few stitches. I'm wondering how much womb, pelvic floor area discomfort or pain after exercise is normal and what to look out for to avoid damaging myself. I know they say avoid anything high impact but my jogs are more power walks at the moment until I build my fitness back up.

themamaclara Wed 24-Aug-16 14:42:22


MrsMook Thu 25-Aug-16 22:01:18

I started C25k when DS2 was 6 months. He'd been rather mean to me on his exit. My main issue was waiting for SPD to fuck off go away. By the time I could walk without limping and consider running, I didn't have any issues underneath, although my pelvic floor hasn't forgiven him entirely despite pelvic floor exercises.

MrsJamesFraser Thu 25-Aug-16 22:07:04

I started running again at 5 weeks. Did lots of pelvic floor exercises and stopped immediately when I felt any pressure. Did really slow build up and first run was a very slow 3k. Now 4 months since delivery and no difference to pre dc. Prob running better tbh. Do not push yourself, if you're in pain just stop and try again after a rest day.

KeyserSophie Fri 26-Aug-16 01:02:06

I'm wondering how much womb, pelvic floor area discomfort or pain after exercise is normal

From my own experience, none, and if you're getting it then I'd avoid running until it "settles down" a bit. Also, remember that your joints are a bit looser so if you're getting joint pain, stop.

I ran after 6 weeks with DS and 8 months after DD. It seems like a massive "time out" at the time, but 4 years later, it was nothing in the scheme of things.

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