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Reblog: Much More to Healing Post-Partum Than Baby Weight- WSJ

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Women who have just delivered a baby are worried about their child, their parenting skills, and how to take off “baby weight.”  Often the soft belly that never quite looks the same again is NOT fat,  it’s a split in the abdominal muscles.  Medically known as diastisis recti, or for lay people “Mummy Tummy” requires specific care to heal properly. If you do hundreds of sit-ups to try to tighten the abs, the bulge will get worse, and it may not go away!  I often treat women in the 50’s and 60’s who still have a diastasis recti.

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