17 Postnatal Stretches for New Moms  [Beginner Friendly]

Can I Stretch After Giving Birth?

Yes, you can stretch after giving birth, but it is important that you start slow and avoid going to your absolute full range of motion when starting out.

Is there a specific stretch to avoid?

After giving birth it is important you avoid any type of movement or exercise that stretches your abdominal muscles (especially if you have diastasis recti)

Here is a list of 17 safe stretches you can do in the postpartum!

Neck Stretches

Lateral Neck Stretch

Try to bring your ear down to your shoulder, and focus on actively reaching down toward the floor with your other hand.

The chin to chest stretch is a great way to stretch the neck extensors and improve your posture.

Chin To Chest

Chest Stretches

The wall chest stretch is a great way to open up your chest and stretch your shoulders.

Wall Chest Opener Stretch

Shoulder Stretches

Thread The Needle

Do your best to reach laterally as much as you can with the arm in contact with the ground.

Swipe Up to see the other stretches for the rest of your body