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My Experience with Diastasis After Twin Pregnancy


 

Amazing what happened 3 years ago.

And the changes in mobility, stability and strength, and likewise the rebuilding and reconnecting I have done since bringing the twins into the world…

With a stretched abdomen, together with abdominal surgery (planned c-section), i had my work cut out for me to regain function.

I also had a diastasis. Many experts will say that the evidence suggests that whatever gains you make in healing your diastasis occur in the first 8 weeks are the gains you will make.

After that... “good luck”.

My own experience was that my diastasis reconnected and my abdominal tone improved over 8-9 months. MONTHS. Not weeks.

I was able to challenge my abdomen at 10 months with sitting up from the floor (after playing with my kids). I was able to start weight lifting at 11 months.

From 10 - 18 months I continued to improve my connection, my movement patterns to the point I was able to run again at 2 years post-partum.

I can now say that I am lifting more weight, running faster and am more coordinated overall 3 years after the birth of my kids than I was prior to getting pregnant

I want to share this to be an example of what is possible.

Big shout out to Megan Jenkinson, PT at Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture who is as mischievous as I am about helping people move better, function better and reach their goals in a sustainable way.

And .... if you are many years post kids and have a diastasis - you can recover.

If your c-section scar is creating issues, it can improve.



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