Pregnancy puts you at risk for this separation of your abdominal muscles. This can make it harder to push your baby out. If you unknowingly had one before pregnancy, it may become even more pronounced now. A clue that you had one would be if you start showing really fast or see a little bulge when sitting up from a backlying position. The separation may worsen as your uterus grows.
Thus, the goal during your pregnancy is to keep this separation as small as possible by doing the Tupler Technique exercises. The closer together and stronger your abdominal muscles are, the better your back will feel and the more effective your pushing will be in labor!
Pushing is hard work and if your abdominals are not strong they will get tired quickly. My video Perfect Pushing is about getting the baby out as fast as you can in a way that does not harm your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Before you can learn HOW to push in labor, you must learn how to prepare these muscles (abdominal and pelvic floor muscles).
My Perfect Pushing Video has three sections :
>Part 1: Strengthening your abdominals with the Tupler Technique™
Part 2: Strengthening, stretching and relaxing your pelvic floor muscles
Part 3: Pushing effectively in labor
The Tupler Technique is a 4- step program designed to strengthen your core with or without a diastasis. In addition to a daily exercise routine, the Tupler Technique teaches ongoing conscious awareness of your abdominal muscles. In my program, I am going to share to you some basic knowledge on the physiology of these muscles, as well as techniques on proper breathing and the process for engaging your abdominal muscles in everything you do. If you have a diastasis, The Tupler Technique will close it. If you don’t have one, it will prevent you from getting one!
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.