Think about also beginning to increase the distance you are able to walk, or the number of steps you take a day. Any time spent being less sedentary is beneficial, but balance this against your stage of recovery and levels of fatigue. Be mindful of any back, abdominal or pelvic pain; lochia, or vaginal heaviness, incontinence or frank prolapse. If you experience any of these symptoms during or after activity, scale back on the distance, speed and time spent doing them next time. If your symptoms don’t improve, please seek medical advice, but in most cases, they should start to improve day-upon-day in these early weeks.