Post Pregnancy Exercise For Abdominal Muscles

Full Crunch
  • Attempt full crunches once you are comfortably doing 4 sets of half crunches a day
  • It helps strengthen abdominal muscles and trim up the waistline 
  • In case of cesarean section, avoid it till 3 months post-delivery
  • Incorrect technique can lead to lower back pain
Simple techniques
    1. Lie on your back on a non-slip yoga mat
    2. Your body should be in a straight line 
    3. Arms extended above your head
    4. Using your abdominal muscles lift your upper body up in a slow fluid motion
    5. Touch your toes
    6. Slowly return to starting position
    7. Repeat this 10 times every day
  • Stop the exercise immediately if you feel any strain on your back
  • Also, do not be disheartened if you cannot touch your toes when you do this for the first time or if you can only manage two or three counts
  • With time, your stamina will increase and so will your strength

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Sonali Shivlani

Childbirth Educator,

Sonali Shivlani is an internationally certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. She has worked with more than 15,000 couples and has conducted pregnancy and parenting sessions and workshops internationally. She is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program at CAPPA International and trains candidates in the field of prenatal fitness.

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