Despite being the founder of Fit2B Studio, an online family-friendly fitness portal, I'm no fan of strenuous exercise for new moms. Now, if you define exercise as strenuous, weight-lifting or cardio-style movements that keep your heartrate high for longer than 15-20 minutes at a time… Um, isn’t that motherhood? LOL! We lift the babies, we carry the carseat, we shop for the food, we cook the food, we do the laundry... But seriously, I’m a big fan of letting most of your muscles TAKE IT EASY for 6-12 weeks after you give birth, and I believe babywearing - done right - can help you get your abs back.
2. Choose a carrier that supports your core, rather than stressing it. Diastasis is caused by pressure and occurs when the connective tissue down the middle of your abs (lina alba) thins and allows the right and left sides of your abdominal wall to move apart. Click here to check and see if you have diastasis.
4. Avoid crunches and sit ups like the plague and re-activate your transverse abdominus (TVA) which is the amazing muscle that helps your diastasis heal within 3 days after vaginal birth or 10 days after cesarean birth with this video (CLICK). I suggest doing it sitting down the first few days or weeks. COOL FACT: Since your TVA co-activates with your PC muscle, finding your TVA and reawakening it will also help your pelvic floor without doing a single kegel!
5. Utilize Fit2B Studio’s pathway of workouts just for pregnant and postpartum mums. I've made them so gentle and full of oh-so healing and feel-good moves. Click here to see those! Yes, we have a few short and simple baby-wearing workouts!