Nutrition and Healing

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free Belly Checks

Check Everybelly®!!!! FREE BELLY CHECKS!!!!

You may have a diastasis and not know it! The Tupler Technique® may be the answer to your back problems or your protruding belly. Well, Come and find out for free if your diastasis is affecting you and your life.

We are doing free Belly Checks in Baltimore, MD on Jan 2nd 11-1pm and Jan 11th 5-7pm at the store Soft and Cozy Baby. 3610 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD

If you are wondering if you in fact have a diastasis, but are not sure if you do, or not sure the exact measurement of your separation or, you want to talk to a trained Tupler Technique licensee please come to one of our free Bellychecks!!!

Find out if you have a diastasis, and what you can do for it!!

Sure Signs of diastasis
-you have an outie belly button - common side effect of diastasis
- people constantly ask if you are pregnant and you are not!!
-back problems - your support muscles are comprised when they are separated
- digestive issues - due to intestines being supported by weak connective tissue instead of muscle

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Advantages of splinting

I took a week break from wearing my splint when I thought my baby was breech. I was doing a lot of crawling and inversion (head off couch, supported with hands, knees on couch), which was hard for me, just because I knew it was making my diastasis worse. But, I was okay with that if it meant turning the baby, and, I knew how to heal it after the pregnancy.
I checked my diastasis after that week, and it was 5 on top, 7 in the middle, and 5 on bottom.

The next week, after an US showed her to be head down, I resumed splint use and ceased crawling and inversions.

I also started walking 2-3 miles a couple times a week again, and took some short hikes with my family.

I did not splint with my previous two pregnancies, but for pregnancy #3, I feel this truly made a difference.
1. It helped me keep my diastasis at a minimum - went from a 5 at week 6 to a 2.5 inch separation and week 9, which I was able to maintian for a long time. At around week 35 or 36, my separation had grown to 5 fingerwidths (middle), wich was much more acceptable that being that at week 6!

Not until week 37 did it increase (due to crawling with no ab support) to 7 finger widths.

2. My abdominals have felt strong and looked strong this entire pregnancy.

3. I have had much less ligament zinging, or pain, because the splint helped support the uterus - instead of relying solely on the ligaments (which tend to stretch and do not go back like muscle can)
4. My bed mobility is much less daunting, I can roll side to side and get in/out of bed with much less effort than with the last pregnancy.

5. My belly did not protrude as far as with baby #2

6. I felt better walking/exercising with the splint. I was able to run/jog until week 31!