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3 years ago

Postpartum stomach

Hey guys! So I’m 3 months postpartum and have lost the baby weight a while ago. I had a big baby and a small torso though so I have distasis recti and a very wrinkly stomach which a droopy bellybutton. Has anyone expertised this and did it get better? I would love any work out/ work out routines you did to correct your abs and any product that helped your wrinkles fade. Thanks! Just trying to work on my stomach since it’s not looking so great lol
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3 years ago

Have you tried Pilates I know some Pilates instructors specialize in DR. Unfortunately, I’m pregnant and have some Separation already occurring:( but you ladies have motivated me that it’s not the end of the world :)

3 years ago

To the OP, I also immediately lost the weight (wish I was tiny before and I could care less about what the scale says but more so about how to fix and target my midsection where it’s wrinkly it’s so hard to tone up)but struggle with everything you’re saying I just wonder if I should get checked For diastis recti, it’s not easily seen on myself and I’ve tried to self check in I don’t feel an ab separation but I feel like my quiet when your postpartum is very much weak and hard to engage during exercises I’m really wondering if maybe I have one

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3 years ago

You could also check to see if there is any doming or bulging in the middle of your stomach like when doing a sit up. Its not just about the width of the separation, but more importantly the thickness of the tissue between

3 years ago

It can’t hurt to get it checked! Also if your back hurts that can be a part of it those muscles are so important I know my back hurts carrying my baby or lifting things heavy but yeah definitely trying to build my core

3 years ago

Gina I bought a derma roller immediately which took away the big bright purple stretch marks that I got on my stomach while pregnant which didn’t appear until 33 or 34 weeks but I targeted them immediately and use Retin-A cream and I swear they’re like gone other than the wrinkly Texter left from them there’s no white or anything just wrinkly skin ew. But the derma roller is gold and got it cheap on Amazon if anyone’s interested in trying that it’s definitely affective and a lot of exercise!!! And I second, exactly what Gina said about connecting to breath work and reconstructing your quarterback together so pelvic tilt’s and all that should not be left out

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3 years ago

Absolutely will try this thanks for the advice!!😊

3 years ago

How do you know if you have one? Because I’m seeing that a lot of people had to see a special doctor upon request since it’s not routinely checked for by a normal physician ob?(at least not in my area)Asking Bc it took one year pp (now) To have a somewhat together stomach and I thought I had one and never was diagnosed or asked about it because the doctors lack care in My area and insurance but I too was very small pre-pregnancy and in great shape Yoga instructor and gained 42 lbs Maybe two quick in the beginning from morning sickness and eating only crackers and carbs but my stomachs like wrinkly too and my bellybutton looks funny

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3 years ago

After I gave birth my stomach bulged in this line in the middle and my nurse called in another nurse because she had never seen that and the nurse said it’s diastasis recti and said it happens when you gain too much weight 🙄 I only gained about 20 pounds and was quite fit just had a huge stomach and baby when pregnant lol I was so hurt cuz even if I had it was so shitty to say especially after birth lol sorry for that rant I’m still a little annoyed by that Also there is a way to self test and I did that and have about a 3 finger gap except for the bottom because my doctor pulled that part back together during my emergency c section I know this because I brought up what the nurse said at my 6 week appointment and my doctor told me this and looked at my stomach while he had me cough and said it wasn’t too bad definitely worth checking into! Good luck!

3 years ago

If your health insurance covers it, as your OB to send a referral to a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor exercises. I’m almost 9 weeks postpartum and working with one now to get my core, back, and pelvic floor back in shape!

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3 years ago

my insurance would still have me pay a bunch for it so I’m really trying to avoid it :/ I’ve been trying to do a bunch of research and watch videos and am hoping to fix it by what I learn but if I have no progress by 2 months I’ll probably try to get in, I’m not quite sure my doctor will give me the prescription to see a pt though but I know it would be so ideal because they know what they’re doing

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