My answer to When is the best time to resume exercises after giving birth?
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
In the USA, you are alone after you deliver your baby. In other parts of the world, you are surrounded by women taking turns to cook for you and do many more chores while you recover from your labor. Some women in the USA, have to walk to the store a week after a C-section, abdominal surgery.
We wanted to prevent excessive bleeding, so we encourage women to not lift heavy weights for the first 2 weeks. We can listen to women before us for their experience, wisdom and cultural practices for it will guide us in many ways.
When is the best time to resume exercises after giving birth?