PREGNANCY & DIASTASIS: What Can You Do About Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy?

If you have a diastasis during your pregnancy, read though and learn what it is you can do.   

In spring of 2005, the department published their results, stating that the Tupler Technique® was an effective means of making a diastasis smaller in pregnant women. The occurrence and size of DRA is much greater in non‐exercising pregnant women than in exercising pregnant women. Because of the integral role the abdominal muscles play in functional activities we recommend examining pregnant and postpartum women for the presence of DRA.

(Specifically, they stated that 90% of the pregnant women tested who did not do the Tupler Technique® had a diastasis, but only 12.5% of the women who followed my exercises did.) As a matter of fact, the Tupler Technique® was the only non-surgical method of closing a diastasis proven effective by independent research.

When you do my program, the transverse is going to be your best friend. Not only does it allow for a strong core, but it also helps prevent back problems, creates a flat stomach, and aids a pregnant woman in pushing her baby out effectively. (No, it doesn’t directly push the baby out, but contracting the transverse enables the pelvic muscles to relax and get the job done faster, with greater ease.) And of critical importance to healing a diastasis, pulling the transverse in protects the connective tissue of the linea alba and prevents the gap from getting wider.

To learn more about Diastasis Recti & the Tupler Technique® read this article: DIASTASIS RECTI RESEARCH AND EVIDENCED BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM

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Watch the short video below to know what a diastasis is.