June 01, 2018 2 min read

Have you ever tried a Diastasis recti belt?The make any woman with a diastasis recti feel secure, put together and less exposed. I wore one a Diastasis recti belt and felt so secure and ‘hugged’ in the right place- it was very comfortable. The Diastasis recti beltisn’t just for comfort; although some women would actually wear it all the time if they could. It serves a specific purpose for women who are pregnant or have had abdominal separation as a result of multiple pregnancies.

The Diastasis recti beltis used in conjunction with four other steps to ensure the connective tissue is protected and any stretch of the connective tissue is taken off. This is to aid in the reduction or even prevention of any stretch in the first place. Wearing the Diastasis recti beltalone will not prevent or reduce a diastasis recti, but assist in keeping the muscles in the correct place when exercising, undertaking movement such as walking, squatting and general day to day activities.

A Diastasis recti beltshould have support to the lumbar spine, taking the pressure off the back, and allowing the core to be strengthened when moving or doing exercise, have three bands to move the connective tissue in place and be secure, but not provide pressure to the connective tissue.

The Diastasis recti beltwhich is part of the No Mummy Tummy programs are a registered product of the Tupler Technique and one of the only certified products to be used in the treatment of Diastasis Recti. The Diastasis recti beltis used to put the connective tissue in a better position to heal, taking the stretch off the overstretched connective tissue. This makes the ‘gap’ narrower and promotes closer and strengthening.

No Mummy Tummy programs can help to reduce or eliminate any chance of getting a Diastasis Recti. We have a Diastasis recti belt suitable for pre and post-pregnant women. This belt has been used in clinical studies to reduce the pressure on the connective tissue and place the recti muscles in the proper position. Be careful with compression bandages or belts as these do not bring the muscles together; rather push them back. This will increase the stretch and pressure; thus doing the opposite.

The Diastasis recti belt reduces any intra-abdominal force on the connective tissue when you bend over or reach for an object. It assists in the positioning of the abdominals for safe exercise.

You can start any No Mummy Tummy at any point post pregnancy and from the second semester in your pregnancy. The more you wear your  Diastasis recti belt,the more quickly you will see results and the more likely there is to be a reduction in the size of your diastasis.

If you have any questions on what Diastasis recti beltsare available or how No Mummy Tummy programs could assist you with the reduction of your diastasis recti, please contact us on 1300 217 372 or email hello@nomummytummy.com.au