Mummy Tummy - Understanding Diastasis
Duration: 1 Hour
Group Session: $100 USD
One-on-One Session: $200 USD
Expert: Trista Chan, Women's Health Physiotherapist
What is Diastasis?
Diastasis is characterised by the widening and thinning of the linea alba (fascia in the midline of the abdomen) and is associated with laxity of the abdominal wall. You may have heard of the 'mummy tummy' or heard of the muscles being separated after pregnancy. That may be down to something called Diastasis Recti, and this class will take you through all you need to know about this through pregnancy, early post-natal and beyond.
So why do you need to know?
Firstly - 100% of pregnant women beyond 35weeks have some degree of abdominal separation. It is normal. However for many women (39% at 6 month post-natal) this is still present post-natally and is associated with pelvic floor symptoms, back pain and reduced confidence in your appearance.
How you understand your body and its journey through pregnancy and beyond can be a large influence in your recovery journey. This class aims to teach you what to look out for, do's and don'ts in pregnancy and in the early post-natal phase, how to self-check, when and how to start exercising and when to seek more support in your own journey.
Jenny Fielding is a specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist and has a wealth of experience in helping women manage and heal from Diastasis. Using the most recent science and with years of experience helping women, Jenny will help you answer some of the most important questions you may have about this condition and share with you a wealth of information to help you heal, avoid complications and strengthen your body the right way.
We will touch on the anatomy, the current theories on prevention, the risk factors, the evolving rehab consensus and dispel some of the common myths! This class will help you become your own expert, empower you to start your recovery journey and educate you on how to be your very best advocate.
We can't wait!