Updated: Jul 8, 2022
It is easy to compare ourselves with other Mummies. We see other Mummies around us look like they’ve got everything together in a few months, sometimes a few weeks. Though some may have healed faster than others, most Mummies are just trying to do their best by putting on their best front in public.
Fret not Dear Mummies, it is completely normal for your tummy to still look pregnant months after delivery. It is probably due to a common postpartum abdominal condition called Diastasis Recti.
Diastasis Recti is a condition where the connective tissue holding your right and left abdominal wall muscles (abs) have weakened which results in a rounder tummy. Diastasis Recti can be caused by your expanding uterus and pregnancy hormones.
Wondering if you have Diastasis Recti? Here are a few simple steps to do a self-test!
1. Lie on your back
2. Bend your knees while keeping your feet on the floor
3. Put 2 to 3 fingers above your belly button
4. Press your fingertips down gently
5. Bring your head up, shoulders stay on the ground
6. Feel for the sides of your abs muscles
7. Measure how far apart they are for the separation length
Separation length can be measured by finger widths. Two or three (or more) finger separation might indicate that you have Diastasis Recti.
Truthfully, everyone heals at a different rate. That is the reason why focusing only on yourself and healing your body at your own rate is crucial (it plays a huge part in rebuilding your self-confidence too!). This is not to say that we encourage you leaving your fate in not doing anything about it. Some efforts must be done to rectify this issue and play a part in your healing process.
There are exercises that can be done to re-strengthen the connective tissue between the right and left abs. There are alternative solutions available as well. Dreamline Bodyclinic specializes in Mummy Tummy Diastasis Recti Treatment which can help with this healing process.
Feel free to contact us to find out more on the treatment process. We would love to be a part of your healing journey. 💛