Congratulations on your new baby! While your doctor may want you to wait to begin traditional exercise; he/she will probably support you doing the following exercises soon after birth. Always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. These exercises are gentle and safe and will help you restore the strength and posture that was lost during pregnancy. While they may seem too basic to an experienced exerciser, they are essential at any level. Master these and you will be ready when your doctor clears you for exercise.