January 25, 2018 2 min read

If you are looking to have Diastasis Recti Repair on your connective tissue, you have probably spent the last few google searches trying to find an alternative to surgery. Diastasis Recti Repair does not have to involve surgery, although right now in the allied health field this seems like one our only options for Diastasis Recti Repair.

No Mummy Tummy was started to give women with a Diastasis an alternative to surgery and fix it with educated steps to reduce the size of their diastasis without resulting to major abdominal surgery. As an alternative to Diastasis Recti Repair, No Mummy Tummy 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.

The positioning of the connective tissue through splint wearing puts 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 Repair and bring the recti muscles closer together.

Protecting the connective tissue from tear or stretch can be achieved by proper movement, exercise and getting up and down in a safe manner. It is about stopping the activities that stretch the connective tissue in either forwards or sideways direction.

Some activities such as picking toys off the floor, picking up our kids or even doing a plank can stretch the connective tissue and make it larger.

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 you. Whether you are looking to prevent stretch marks, c-sections, hernia surgery or looking to have Diastasis Recti Repair it is never too late to do something about it and gain control.

The prevention program will always be easier to treat and is preferable to treatment. By doing the by doing the Program during pregnancy, you can strengthen the muscles to avoid or reduce diastasis recti repair.

The Program significantly reduces the likelihood of stretch marks because a non-stretched tummy is a smaller tummy (perfectly safe for bub and much easier for recovery).

You will also learn exercises and techniques to aid in vaginal birth pushing This can reduce labour duration and has proven to reduce incontinence, cutting or pro-lapses resulting from birth complications.

While prevention ensures you reduce the risk of obtaining a diastasis, you may already have one. Assisting you to properly active, strengthen and protect your core and introducing you to safe movement, wearing the diastasis rehab splint and ensuring you exercise safely is core to our trainer led, the nine-week program may reduce your diastasis recti, avoiding any other form of invasive Diastasis Recti Repair.

For more information about Diastasis Recti Repair, 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