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    Recti distalis or whatever its called

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    A lady on this forum I was reading named a book which would help with this condition and I can't remember the name of it, it was written by a lady and had some exercises in it to help rectify this problem. If anyone knows the name please let me know as I have this problem and am considering surgery but would like to buy this book first to see if it would help.

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    Reading a book won't help, planks might.

    http://www.jenifermparker.com/12.html
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    sarahz, i've read that surgery doesn't really work. this is from women who have had multiple surgeries to correct the issue.

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    Did you mean Diastasis Recti
    the separation of the abdominal muscles?
    http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/proc...minoplasty.htm
    http://www.befitmom.com/abdominal_separation.html

    I saw this surgery on one of "The Doctors TV Show."

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    No surgery needed! There are exercises you can do that will fix you right up.
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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    Tigerlily do you know what exercises. I have been doing the plank for ages so I know that one. Cheers.

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    Oh I also forgot to mention that my child is 2 so this situation is not directly after child birth that's why I'm hoping its not to late.

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    I think the book you are thinking of is The Tupler Technique by Julie Tupler.

    She is a bit preachy and downbeat, if I am honest, but if you can ignore that and just concentrate on the exercise techniques and ways to "protect" your tummy it is rather effective. I could put my fist through my diastasis (at 14 months post partum) and 5 months later, after following her method, it was down to about 1.5 fingers so it does take time, but IS effective even a good while post partum.

    You might also take a look at Peggy Brill's The core programme too; probably better for after you have healed the diastasis as there are some crunch-like exercises here which could ruin all your work. I would say go with the former right now and maybe borrow a copy of the latter from your local library, or flick through it at a bookshop and see what you think.

    DON'T get Ms Tupler's dvd though - it turns a 30 minute exercise programme into about 1.5 hours as she explains every single exercise in detail, without there being a run through section to take you through the actual routine. Again if you can borrow a copy just to get the form down properly that is (in my opinion) better than spending money on something I found almost unwatchable.

    I am also seeing a physiotherapist as I wrenched my tummy while my boy was in hospital recently and it has "all gone to pot" (ie re-opened to a fairly large degree) which was annoying after all my hard work so it is IMPORTANT to protect your new tummy as much as you are able. I shall be restarting the TT next month, when the effects of going primal kick start my vanity gene ;-D


    Hope this was the sort of thing you meant and good luck!!

    MK xx

    Sorry about any odd typos, highlights etc - its late and I haven't had much sleep :-P
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    Thanks for this, ladies. I, too, have diastisis recti and am looking for good references on how to repair it.

    Interestingly, I've read recently that planks should NOT be done...

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