Diastasis Recti?

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mistyj3

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Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 10:16
I've had 3 children and I have a lot of work to do getting back in shape. I am not really sure if I have diastasis, I've done the "check" they tell you to do but I can't tell. When I tighten my abs, I think I can feel tightening in the middle too but I also find it really unlikely that I carried 3 children and had no separation of my abs. My last child was born a year ago, is it possible it closed up if I had it? Or is it possible I do have it and am having a hard time telling because of the extra pounds I have? I would hate to be doing tons of ab workouts and making it worse if I do have it.
mars2kids

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Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 14:57
I have heard that when you have this it's really painful, but I'm not sure. I've had 3 kids also and my belly is never going to be the same. I had wondered about this for myself too, but when I did some research on it and asked the doctor it seemed like I needed to be in a lot of pain when I was doing those ab workouts and I'm not. Unfortunately for me I'll just always have that pouch because of the stretching of skin and tissues, but I also have horrible stretch marks, so I'm not going to be showing anyone my belly any time soon. I've managed to shrink this pouch, but I'll never have a 6 pack. Sigh... I hope if you do have it they can fix it for you and make things better.
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mistyj3

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Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 07:11
Well if it's painful then I'm good to go because I am not in pain! You're only 5 lbs away from your goal? Way to go! I have a long way to go but I have absolutely let myself go this whole time I've been having children. Honestly, I've never been in shape, even when I was thin I wasn't what you would call "in shape". I'm feeling the way you are, my belly will probably never look great from carrying 3 kids but I guess that's the price you pay, right? I'll still keep working hard and see where I can get, improvement is good, even if it's not perfection.



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