Diastasis recti is known as ab separation - very common so don't worry! It commonly occurs in pregnant women (I have it, had it with my first and then second).
2 out of 3 women will experience it - it doesn't hurt by the way but can cause issues like weakness in the abdominal wall which can cause issues like back problems because your abdominals aren't working as well as they should be.
Those mostly at risk are:
- those who gain more than the recommended amount during pregnany
- multiple pregnancies (twins etc)
- back to back pregnancies (that's me!)
- those we do incorrect exercises during pregnancy
- those who lift too heavy for their current fitness levels during pregnancy
Sometimes it will just happen on it's own though which is what I found with me and you have to work at it post partum. Mostly it'll go back on it's own but it's really important to implement pelvic floor and core work.
To check for diastasis recti click here (I did a video on instagram)
So what are the...
So I have been keeping an eye out for home gym equipment which is in stock and have found some at a decent price!!
Here's a list:
This site seems to be pretty good for good quality and reasonably priced gym equipment so hopefully you can find some things to continue your fitness at home!
This is pretty much all you need to be honest, obviously you can get more if you want to but not everyone has much room at home to keep things.
Hope this helped :)
You have just been through the most amazing journey ever, and it's not over yet!
If you have just had your baby give yourself time to adjust, let your hormones calm down and let yourself settle in with your new addition. Plus you also need time to recover!
Before you do anything please make sure you have had your 6 week check with the Dr and are cleared for exercise. If you have any concerns see a female health physio.
You might feel like you can't wait to get back into exercise but hold on mumma! You need to ease back into it! You can't just go off for a run or start a HIIT workout (well you can but it's not a good idea). You need to strengthen your core and pelvic floor again so you aren't faced with future issues like incontinence or prolapse (both are common).
Don't put pressure on yourself. Your body is different, you've just grown a human and given birth! Allow yourself time, there is no set amount of time where you have to get back in shape, you take your time, enjoy spending...