To splint or not to splint? That is the diastasis recti question. Some experts say you absolutely must splint 24/7 to “heal” the connective tissue, while others suggest splinting will weaken your muscles, aggravate pelvic organ prolapse, or, ironically, leave you unable to shorten the connective … [Read more...]
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Diastasis recti advice can be overwhelming, especially because the internet is full of programs claiming to be the best fix. Although I can't offer a solution, I can offer 6 tips. Feel free to embed the infographic on your own site. If you want to dig deeper, start here, or go straight to the … [Read more...]
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Physical therapy is a mother’s friend. I believe ALL new moms should be offered physical therapy. Unfortunately, that’s a pipe dream in the United States. However, if you suffer from diastasis recti or pelvic floor dysfunction, ask your doctor for a referral. That said, physical therapy isn’t a … [Read more...]
Birth regret is poison. I drank a lot of that poison. IF I had demanded the c-section, IF I hadn’t been cavalier about being able to push him out, IF the on call doctor had been more insistent, IF this, IF that, and back to the beginning. The loop was suffocating and unproductive. Your IFs … [Read more...]
The following is from the essay Why Diastasis Recti Experts Disagree. Dear Reader (that’s you), Are you wondering what the heck happened to your belly? Are you overwhelmed by voluminous, yet conflicting internet advice? Can you distinguish an expert from a fauxpert? Are you ready to … [Read more...]