Do you have:
- low back pain
- a weak core
- a lower tummy pooch or have a protruding tummy
- see a ridge when you do a crunch
If so, you may have Diastasis Recti and need ab rehab.
I didn’t hear of Diastasis Recti until about three years ago, and even though I recognized many of the signs, I spent too long in denial.
Even as a fitness enthusiast, I couldn’t completely firm up and strengthen my abs. The lower back pain was starting to interfere with my everyday life, and when I was pregnant with my last baby, I decided enough was enough.
As I worked through the assignments, I began to notice improvements and went on to complete their comprehensive program after the birth. Now that my diastasis is healed (as confirmed at my last well-woman visit), I can see that my usual core fitness is finally working!
What The Tummy Team Is and Isn’t
When I first mentioned The Tummy Team, several people asked if it was necessary since they were following other DR safe programs, such as Fit2B. Well, it depends on your needs. For the record, I learned about The Tummy Team through Beth from Fit2B!
The biggest difference is that The Tummy Team is a complete abdominal rehabilitation program, not a fitness regimen. Fit2B is a fitness program including awesome DR-safe exercises, but it’s not ab rehab.
Kelly also includes great exercises to help prepare your body for labor and tips and tricks for working with your postpartum body to help get your core back in shape more quickly.
Very similar to the prenatal program, the Comprehensive program is for anyone else who wants to heal their core, but goes more in depth with extra exercises.
Here’s a picture of me wearing one of their splints while pregnant:
I ordered a new splint for after the birth, and it was wonderful! I really struggle with a weak core after I have a baby, and the splints provided remarkable relief, especially from the back spasms I suffered with after each pregnancy.
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