January 30, 2018 2 min read

With limited knowledge on how to fix diastasis recti, many women are left with limited options with how to get rid of their ‘pooch’ tummy. Tell me if this sounds familiar: you have had kids, and what remained after was a podgy, swishy tummy that you just can not seem to get rid of. You have tried diets, exercising and exhausting yourself with compression garments, sweaty gym sessions, one thousand planks and pilates classes only to be left with the same bump just under your belly button. If this has left you in a state of despair- then you are not alone. Hundreds of women sit at their computers when the kids have finally gone to bed googling the options to get rid of their tummies, and my guess is the only options that are left is to get a tummy tuck to fix diastasis recti.

A tummy tuck to fix diastasis recti was thought to be the only option for one of the co-owners of No Mummy Tummy. She had done all the forms of exercise recommended to her. She had tried planks, pilates, the gym and compression garments all to no avail. After refusing to have a tummy tuck to fix diastasis recti, she stumbled upon a technique which treats the stretched connective tissue by using a four-step program. This program or rehab for the tummy muscles helps to protect and strengthen the recti muscles. This is done in four steps:

  1. Exercising safely
  2. Wearing the diastasis splint
  3. Protecting and strengthening the core
  4. Moving diastasis safe

By using the above four steps, women can heal their stretched connective tissue, learn to protect it by wearing a diastasis approved splint and move and exercise in a safe manner. If exercise or surgery is completed prior to the healing of the connective tissue women, risk further complications and may continue to experience the underlying complications of Diastasis Recti such as lower back pain, pelvic floor incompetence or hernias.

So before you reach for your surgeon's number and book in a tummy tuck to fix diastasis recti, consider treating the underlying issue- the stretched and separated connective tissue. By naturally treating your abdominal separation, you may reduce your other symptoms and promote strength in your abdominal wall, particularly if you are looking to have more children.

No Mummy Tummy is one of the leading Diastasis Recti treatment programs in Australia. We treat pre (prevention), and post-pregnancy women through a nine-week one on one trainer led program. You will learn how to heal, protect, strengthen and move safely to ensure you do not have to investigate aTummy tuck to fix diastasis recti.

To find a No Mummy Tummy Location or sign up for our free seminars visit www.nomummytummy.com.au or send the team an email at: hello@nomummytummy.com.au

The No Mummy Tummy Programs are suitable for pregnant and post-pregnant women.

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.