A post partum “recovery” plan depends, for the most part, on the mom’s birthing method and her fitness/activity levels before and during pregnancy. Mom’s goals are important to understand, too. A focused post-partum assessment and ongoing communication provide the important information needed to develop an appropriate and progressive recovery/exercise plan and format. Generally speaking, recovery plans begin with body weight exercises. As strength and stability return moms progress to higher levels of intensity and changes in format.