This program is designed for new or experienced mothers with or without a Diastasis Recti. Proper baby alignment and having a strong neurological connection with the core muscles, diaphragm, and pelvic floor are essential for the marathon of labor, delivery, and recovery. Also included are videos on getting ready for the baby at home and printouts to start you off with some recovery exercises when you are ready. Each client starts with different degrees of tissue weakness and can have years of improper movement habits to overcome. The program is six weeks of education and exercises; however, since everyone is different the program will be available for twelve weeks to meet you where you are. Mothers with a Diastasis Recti are encouraged to start their program in the second trimester. Mothers without a Diastasis Recti can start in the third trimester.
Diastasis Recti plagues over 60% of women after their vaginal or C-section delivery. Some of the symptoms could be afternoon belly bulging or that protrudes, an outie belly button, lower back pain, gastrointestinal problems and even an umbilical hernia. It is essential for pregnant women to rediscover their core during pregnancy for optimal baby alignment. If baby is head down and aligned vertically with the cervix and birth canal, and if mom has prepared for the marathon of childbirth while working on both slow twitch and fast twitch muscle types, this will create less pain for mom, less stress during labor, and a more speedy birth recovery. It’s best to learn and practice how to use your core or corset muscle while relaxing the pelvic floor during pregnancy so it is mastered well before labor and delivery. Pushing correctly could prevent many abdominal and pelvic floor problems. It’s not just about fixing the problem you already have but helping you to avoid the problem in the first place.