Kegel exercises can help your pelvic muscles regain strength after pregnancy. To do kegels: Pull in your abdominal muscles, squeeze buttocks together and firmly tense the muscles around your vagina and anus. Hold for five to 10 seconds, then slowly release muscles and relax. (This exercise can be described as stopping urine mid-flow, but do not practice the exercise this way because it can lead to urinary tract infections.)
Leg slides can help build leg muscles and abdominal muscles. Lie on your back with both legs flat on the floor. Slide your right foot, sole flat on the floor, back toward your buttocks. Keep the small of your back against the floor. Slide your leg back down. Repeat with your left foot.
Start with three to four per side and increase gradually to 12.