I would love to write a book on this topic. Or an e-book at least. “How to prepare yourself when you look down and see everything’s changed, and I’m not only talking about your tummy.” I can image how many books I would sell, and how many mothers I would make laugh and chuckle at the scary reality you are faced with when you look down. Not only does your appearance go through what I like to call the ‘post-baby rehabilitation’ phase, but you also learn about things like Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation. Now, other than hoping my lower region would return to normal, I, like many mothers hoped that our tummies would undergo this self-automated change, magically going back to normal. We wished that our tummies would go through automatic Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation. Oh, how we were wrong.
I wish everyone got to experience the Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation that I completed. My eyes were opened to so many side effects you can experience when you have a baby; particularly the physical change your stomach goes through. When having my first baby (albeit he was premature and 1kg), my stomach was still stretched, podgy and weak in the following weeks of the birth. I remember thinking and wishing that it would shrink. Whilst I immediately thought it was my weight and started dieting, knowing what I know now; there was definitely more at play.
After birth, your stomach needs to undergo a Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation. This rehabilitation targets the innermost layers of the core; the transverse muscle. Strengthening this muscle assist with the rehabilitation of the connective tissue, and corrects, or reduced the stretch which has occurred whilst growing a baby. It was always thought by so many women that their only option was surgery, or live with it. A company called No Mummy Tummy has created a Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation program which utilises the four fundamental steps to Diastasis Recti Repair. Using proper movement, splint wearing, doing exercises safely and promptly and protecting and strengthening the transverse muscle you can put the connective tissue in a better “position” to heal as it takes the “stretch” off the “over-stretched” connective tissue, making it narrower. Wearing the splint for up to twenty-four hours, seven days a week will assist in Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation and bring the recti muscles closer together.
Regardless of whether you have had kids, or thinking about having kids our No Mummy Tummy Trainer consults, group classes or individually led programs can assist with Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation. Whether you are looking to prevent stretch marks, c-sections, hernia surgery or looking to have Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation it is never too late to do something about it and gain control.
The nine-week Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation program may reduce your diastasis recti, avoiding any other form of invasive Diastasis Recti Repair such as surgery. Rehabilitation for your muscles will ensure all primary and secondary side effects will be treated, and your overall core (muscles core, back, and the pelvic region will be strengthened, leading to fewer complications and an ongoing issues.
For more information about Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation, Trainer led consults, group classes or programs, please contact the No Mummy Tummy Team on 1300 217 372 or send an email to nomummytummy.com.au