The Diastasis Recti Guide

(STRENGTH THROUGH YOGA LTD)
WRITTEN BY HANNAH BARRETT & FINOLA BURRELL

DISCOVER THE POSTNATAL PROBLEM EXPERIENCED BY HUNDREDS OF NEW MUMS DAILY AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT

Sharing exactly what Diastasis Recti is, how to diagnose if you have it and simple exercise that can help improve it.

Finola and I created this guide to help women with diastasis recti. After the birth of my son I found the postnatal exercise advice confusing and sparse. I ended up worsening my diastasis recti with the wrong exercises and not understanding how to properly engage my core. This inspired me to do my own research to understand the changes in my body, and to help other new mums exercise safely post birth. I teamed up with Finola Burrell, an incredible physiotherapist and now close friend, to devise a postnatal exercise guide which would be easy to follow and to understand. Diastasis recti is one of the main concerns women have after giving birth but it can be safely and effectively managed through exercise in most cases.

In this short guide we cover:

  • What is diastasis recti?
  • How to check
  • The core muscles
  • How to properly engage the core
  • Watch points for exercise
  • Our top six exercises for reducing diastasis recti

Further information on this and other postpartum issues can be found in our Strength Through Yoga Postnatal Body and Mind eBook, which also includes a 16-week postnatal yoga inspired exercise programme.

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