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    Default diastasis recti

    I'm now 15m pp after my third bub and I think I still have a separation! yikes.. that last birth was a csection and I've been dealing with some PND, so it's been a little rougher for recovery this time around

    can anyone recommend what they've done to close their gap?

    physio? Pilates? tuppler method?

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    No help sorry, but I think I'll be the same boat soon :-( didn't get separation with 1&2, mildly with 3rd and this time I can already feel it. Hope you're getting done support for pnd :-(

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    I had a mum in my DIG who had 4 births. She managed to close her 2cmish gap altogether through exercising at the gym. It took her a good 18 months though.

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    You have to be careful of abdominal exercises bc many make a diastasis worse. A 2cm gap isn't that big.

    A women's physio is a great start to help you isolate the right muscles to work on. This video is also good if you don't have access to physio.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXm5UcVXuEU

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    There's a system called MuTu which avoids the 'bad' exercises and eases you through the process.

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    Betty I actually signed up to the Mutu program with good intentions at about 8w pp but I think I need actual instructions in person for this so I know what's going on lol...

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    Hi OP - I'm pretty sure I have a massive gap, like 5-6cm. Now that I'm 8 weeks post partum with baby no 2 and finished having babies I've decided to do something about it. I'm seeing a post natal physio next week to have mine checked out and to get exercises.

    Was also thinking about MuTu - has anyone had much success with it?

    Im worried that I'll end up needing surgery if I can't pull it back together myself. It's causing me back and posture issues. 😕

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    I can highly recommend seeing a Physio who has an interest in pre/post natal.

    After DS2, I had a 5 finger separation. About 6 months of Pilates based exercises with a physio, it was back to 1 finger.

    Currently I'm pregnant with #3 and attending prenatal pilates. After bub, I'll be going back to the same place for mum and bub classes. I'm hoping by getting on to it straight away, I'll be able to close the gap asap.

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    Ps. The physio I see has mentioned the biggest gap she's seen is 13 fingers. That particular woman needed surgery. But for a gap like my last one, specific exercises should do the trick.

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    @LouLaa thanks for sharing your story, it has made me feel much better about my appt next week. I hope I have the same success as what you've had 😀

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