MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
Do All Pregnant Women Get a Diastasis?
The Tupler Technique® has treated thousands of women for close to 6 years and experienced that only a small percentage of women do not get a diastasis. Women that do the Program from early pregnancy can prevent themselves from getting one. Prevention is preferred to treatment because it is easier and once you have a diastasis you will always be at risk of reopening. If you love things like golf, tennis, yoga or Pilates, it is imperative you try to avoid getting one to safely be able to continue these passions.
When Is It Too Late To Start The Program?
It is never too late. You can heal your diastasis anytime after having your child(ren). Some clients have done the program 7 or 10 years after the birth of their last child.
Is It Safe During Pregnancy?
Yes. The uterus is very thick and the baby is surrounded by amniotic fluid. Strong abdominal muscles will prevent back pain and will help you push better in labour. We will give you a letter to give to your Obstetrician to let them know you are doing the Program because you normally carry smaller when doing the Program (because the tummy is not stretched apart). By carrying smaller you are less likely to get stretch marks and also more likely to deliver faster as the baby is more likely to be facing downwards. We a separated tummy, there is more room for the baby which can cause the baby to turn (hence increasing likelihood of C-section).
Will It Completely Heal My Diastasis?
Yes if you continue to do the exercises until the connective tissue is back together gain.
What is the No Mummy Tummy Program?
How do I do the No Mummy Tummy Program?
Can I just do the Program myself without a Trainer?
How much time does it take?
Do all pregnant women get a diastasis?
Why does the Program include the need to wear a splint?
Can I close my diastasis by just wearing the splint?
Do you recommend using the No Mummy Tummy Program between pregnancies or to wait until you are finished having children?
Can I exercise whilst on the Program?
Can I do the No Mummy Tummy Program when pregnant?
When can I start in the exercises in pregnancy?
Is it normal to get a diastasis during pregnancy?
Is it safe during pregnancy?
Can this Program help me have a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-section)?
Can the exercises help me during my pregnancy if I know I will be having a C-section and can I do them after I have a C-section?
Can I get pregnant again with a diastasis?
Can I start late in my pregnancy?
Can pushing incorrectly in labour cause a diastasis?
Is wearing a front-loading baby carrier bad for my diastasis?
How does a diastasis effect my pregnancy and birth?
Can I wear a splint during pregnancy?
When should I start wearing the splint during pregnancy?
How do I determine the size of the splint during pregnancy?
Can I wear my SRC shorts or a maternity belt instead of the Diastasis Rehab Splint® ?
Do I need to get several splints during my pregnancy?
Should I wear my splint in labour?
How soon after having my baby(ies) can I start?
When is it too late to start the Program?
Do I need to have returned to pre-pregnancy weight in order to start the Program?
Will the Program help my lower back pain?
Does everyone who has a diastasis have back pain?
Will I get results? What if I do not get the results?
How long will it take?
Will it completely heal my diastasis?
What can I expect in the first six weeks of the Program?
Does the Program help the loose skin?
Why do I have to wear a splint?
To splint or not to splint?
How do I determine the right size splint?
When should I measure the circumference of my body over my belly?
When should a splint NOT be worn?
Who can wear the Diastasis Rehab Splint®?
How often should I wear the splint?
Are there any negative side effects when wearing a splint?
Will a splint weaken my abdominal muscles?
How do I put the splint on correctly?
Can I carry on with normal everyday activities while wearing the splint?
After six weeks do I need to continue wearing the splint? What about after 18 weeks?
After I have closed my diastasis do I need to wear a splint?
If I can’t wear the splint will the Program still be effective?
What is the difference between and splint and a girdle or other abdominal binders or body shaping garments?
I pee my pants. Will this Program fix that?
I have a Pro-lapse. Can I do the Program?
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