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Lose Your Mummy Tummy

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Pregnancy naturally separates a mother's outermost abdominal muscles to make room for her growing uterus. Called a diastasis, this separation doesn't fully close up in 98 percent of new moms. The larger the diastasis, the weaker the muscles and the greater chance for mom to develop back problems down the road. Of perhaps greater concern for moms, new and veteran alike, the ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 14th 2004 by Da Capo Press (first published December 1st 2004)
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Rachael Marsceau
Diastasis Recti. When I first read that, I figured it could be anything from a Peruvian moth to some chemical that can't mix with hydrogen or something. Turns out it's the common separation of the abdominal muscles found in many women postpartum.

I was tall and thin when I got pregnant, and ended up carrying a 9.5 lb. baby. I quickly fell in love with my "little" bundle of joy, and totally fell into despair over my ugly, non-sexy, still-looks-6 mos.-pregnant body. After a few Google searches, I
Want to know how to heal diastisis recti? It's common in women after having a baby (or 2 or 3). With the help of a couple of diagrams and thorough explanation, I now feel like I understand my abs. This book teaches you how to care for your abs, what exercises to do, and what exercises not to do. Simple things like the way you sit, the way you get out of bed, or off the floor, or picking up your kids could cause further ab separation. However, herein lies my problem - I'm a busy mom and don't hav ...more
I read this book when I was pregnant -- she has a technique for pregnant women, too, which would have been better. However, this technique will revolutionize the way we exercise. No more crunches! My physical therapist here is certified in this technique and she said that Pilates people are going to redo their videos to encorporate her techniques and eliminate the exercises that are damaging/dangerous. It's definitely worth checking out of the library and skimming through.

Cons: Too many pages ar
This is for moms like me who experienced diastisis (separation of abdominal muscles) during pregnancy and whose tummies are no longer flat. The easy exercises listed don't require fancy equipment. I learned that certain types of Pilates, Yoga and even crunches can actually strengthen the wrong abdominals (the internal and external abdominals.) If you want a flat tummy, the transverse abdominals need strengthening. Read the book to find out how!
Stephanie Fehler
I used this book after my seventh child, with a huge diastasis and loved the results! Now i am doing it after my eighth. I borrowed it from the library, but probably should buy my own copy. I like the photos, and that the exercises are explained in detail. Her method makes sense to me, and along with T-Tapp's "putting organs in place" and "half frogs", are the exercise portion of fixing my poor midsection after another huge baby!
I understand now! Why my back hurts, that last two inches wont go away, it's that darn diastasis!
I'd recommend this book for new moms and women who want to heal diastatis properly.
Um, still haven't lost it.... Nuf said. :)
Great information from both a mom's and fitness instructor's perspective.
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