Working on your deep breathing is among the best exercises after giving birth that you can do while your baby is taking his first breath of the world. Your breathing will likely feel different for the first several days after you give birth. This is because your organs are returning to their original positions.
The breathing exercise is somewhat deeper than the usual. Put your hands on the lower part of your abdomen then practice breathing in slowly until you feel your hands moving as you do so. Exhale slowly. Repeat this for around 5 to 8 times to help you feel much better both physically and emotionally.
Leg slides are also one of the best exercises after giving birth. Sit up in bed and bend both of your knees. Slide out one leg until it is extended. While sliding the leg back up, slide the second leg until it is extended.
Do this for 10 to 12 times for both sides. Remember that the movement should not be fast, only gentle sliding. It helps you pay attention to your legs, especially following an epidural. This also helps in preventing blood clots.