exercise after pregnancy

Should Situps Hurt 20 Months After a C-section?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
Hi, I had a C-section 20 months ago and about three months ago I tried doing sit ups for the first time. It really hurt around the incision area. I know it's supposed to hurt because you're doing sit ups and working your stomach muscles, but it hurts really bad and I was wondering if this is normal.

I never thought it would take more than a year to start back up doing sit ups. Any information on this would be helpful.

Thank you in advance.