Mummy Tummy Recovery
When you are pregnant the two muscles (six pack) at the front of the abdomen extend and separate somewhat to accommodate your growing uterus. A thin tissue called the linea alba connects the two muscles together. After your baby is born it will take about 6 weeks for your muscles to go back together.
However, in many women (estimates are up to 65%), the muscles do not come back together.
At The elbowroom, we will happily give you a check to see how your abdominal muscles have healed.
The issues that arise with the muscles separating may include
- A bulging abdomen that never appears to return to its normal shape. This is especially true in the lower abdomen and can look like two dangling horns if you bend forward.
- Lower back pain caused by weakness and lack of support in the abdominal wall.
- In more severe cases, the stomach can bulge against the gap and cause a hernia of the intestines.
At The elbowroom clinic, we have a treatment plan to bring that gap back together and keep it there. A combination of physical therapy, taping and exercise have successfully closed the gap in each and every woman we have treated to date.
The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.