For those with "C-Section" surgical delivery without complications, you should be able to resume exercise after getting final doctor’s clearance after 6 weeks. With doctor's permission, early return to normal activities and appropriate exercise can reduce problems caused by inactivity3,4.
Putting your fingers in the middle as shown between the rectus abdominis while doing a slight sit-up: normally you could only admit two fingers, if you could admit more than two you could have Diastasis Recti.
Randomized controlled trials found that deep lumbar muscle stabilization exercises can effectively treat postpartum rectus abdominis separation and Diastasis Recti and improve quality of life5.
A randomized controlled trial showed aerobic exercise effectively improves postpartum women's stress, fatigue and sleep quality6.
In the same study, only 4 weeks of exercise can ameliorate fatigue lasting at least 12 weeks6.
In addition, exercise group had significantly less sleeping problems after exercising for 12 weeks6.
A systematic study summarizing seven research on sexual function in pregnant and postpartum women found those with pelvic floor muscle exercise improved the quality of sexual life postpartum7.