Loosing the Baby Weight
Thinking back to 2 years ago when I looked in the mirror & didn’t recognize the person staring back at me..
When I struggled to find joy.
When I’d walk into my closet and nothing fit exempt over sized sweat pants & maternity clothes.
When it was MUCH harder to get the baby weight off after twins vs my singleton.
When I felt like I would never feel me again.
What is Diastasis Recti?
Diastasis Recti is a condition in which the large abdominal muscles separate.
Diastasis recti is common in women who are over 35, deliver a high birth weight baby, or have a multiple pregnancy. It’s usually most noticeable right after delivery.
There may be a bulge in the middle of the belly. It might be noticeable only when the abdominal muscles are tense, such as during coughing.
Diastasis Recti is an issue that most women learn about after having a baby. If you were anything like me, you found out you had Diastasis Recti after becoming frustrated with your weight loss efforts after having a baby. I was working out regularly and had lost all of my pregnancy weight but I still had a “pregnant-looking” tummy.
For most women diastasis recti is commonly experienced during the third trimester of pregnancy. As a baby grows, there is constant pressure put on the back of the mother’s abdominal wall. The connective tissue joining the abdominal muscles stretches, causing the left and right sides of the abdominal muscles to separate. Many women’s abdominal muscles will come back together after childbirth but unfortunately, some women’s do not.
After my twin girls were born, I knew something wasn’t quite right with my abdominal muscles. I knew I didn’t want to resort to surgery to correct my Diastasis Recti, so I decided to do special exercises to heal my abdomen. It didn’t happen over night, but with hard work and determination I was able to heal my Diastasis Recti- with NO surgery needed!
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