Expatriate women who have just given birth can minimise the likelihood of them having to make a claim on international private medical insurance policies by listening to their body when they are working out.
Pregnancy and postnatal fitness specialist and Zest4LifeUK founder Dr Joanna Helcke advised new mothers to use their common sense when exercising.
Although women ought to wait until a medical professional says they can engage in physical activity – usually during their check-up after six weeks – if they still do not wish to work out they should not, she declared.
Furthermore, ladies who endured a caesarean section must wait a minimum of ten weeks, the expert noted.
Dr Helcke pointed out the inside of the body takes a longer time to repair itself than the outside.
Therefore, if there is any inflammation, tenderness or soreness, new mothers should still not take part in physical activity, the specialist asserted.
She urged these women to stop exercising if "there is an unpleasant pulling or dragging feeling on the wound".
New mothers must not rush into the strenuous exercise regime they may have had before they became pregnant, Penelope Fitstar personal trainer Louise Whyte recently remarked.