Mind the gap: diastasis / abdominal separation

The most common concern of moms joining my postnatal classes is whether pregnancy has left them with a separation of their “6-pack muscles”, or a diastasis recti as it’s more formally known. I think this is largely due to the positive focus of many professionals now on female core and pelvic floor muscles, but also due to the associated confusion …

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How well do you know your post-baby body?

Us moms are amazing at caring for our families, but notoriously bad at looking after ourselves. We’d never dream of encouraging them to do something that could potentially damage them or slow any healing processes, yet we overlook the massive physiological changes that our bodies go through giving birth and we race to the 6-week post birth point raring to …