Mummy tummy or diastasis recti?

Of course it takes time for your body to recover after having a baby, your body has been changing for 9 months and you have produced a cocktail of hormones that can take up to a year to settle down (or longer if you are breast feeding).

But if you are approaching your pre pregnancy weight and are exercising regularly but still can’t get rid of your mummy tummy, you could have a diastasis recti.

Over 70% of post natal women have this condition.  During pregnancy your growing uterus puts pressure on your abdominal muscles which may cause them to separate.  When the muscles separate the connective tissue joining the muscles stretches sideways and becomes thinner and weaker.

When the muscles separate it weakens the support system for the back and organs causing a protruding tummy and belly button, lower back pain, weakened pelvic floor, poor posture and gastrointestinal problems. Many people suffering from a diastasis will not even realise there’s a problem and the effects will be slight but for others these symptoms will be more pronounced. The more severe the diastasis, the more pronounced the symptoms.

Many exercises such as crunches and Pilates 100’s put considerable strain on the connective tissue and actually make the condition worse.   Daily activities, such as getting in and out of bed, can make a diastasis larger if performed incorrectly.

“.. A diastasis can be closed in anyone at anytime, regardless of when you had a baby..” says Julie Tupler  RN, creator of the Tupler Technique®.   It is the only research & evidence based- programme
(in existence for 20 years) to treat this condition.

The Tupler Technique® is a 4 step programme which requires an initial 6 week commitment.  The exercises are easy to do and can be fitted into your daily routine.  This programme will not only change your belly, it will change your life.  It is a programme you will want to do for the rest of your life.

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