Even if your doctor says it's okay to do so, returning to exercise after a c-section can be scary. But it's worth giving it a try, says Laura Staton, a dancer-choreographer, prenatal yoga instructor, and coauthor of Baby Om: Yoga for Mothers and Babies, because exercise can really help your body heal.
C-sections tax your pelvic floor and abdomen, and exercise is the best way to bounce back, adds Staton. Plus, you'll feel better knowing that you're taking charge of your own healing.
Here are three soothing moves that tone these areas: