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I turned 41 years old just a few weeks after my twins were born. They are my first (and last 🙂 ) babies. Currently they are 6 months old. I had a normal and uncomplicated pregnancy… the only problem was that I was soooo big! 🙂 I gained almost 20 Kg. Before the pregnancy I weighted 57 kg and by the end of it I had 78 – 79 Kg. My babies were born by C-section.
After I gave birth to my babies I ended up with a big belly that looked as I would be still 4 – 5 months pregnant … people told me this is normal and that I should wait some months for my body to recover. I lost almost all my extra pregnancy weight and still I had the belly. Together with the aesthetic part of this, I felt uncomfortable when I was sitting in a semi – sitting posture, I wanted to stand up. Also when I stand up from the bed. I felt weak when trying to move heavy stuff (and my babies of course)…in general: I felt weak. This affected my daily life with my babies and also affected me in a psychological way.
I felt unprepared to face my new life with 2 babies: taking care of them, using the pram, etc.
I started to do some research on the internet, and I found out that other women had similar problems, and read that moms of twins have this problems and they called it diastasis recti.
I started to read a lot about this on the internet and I found the Tupler technique, which I found very interesting but according to testimonials a bit boring…anyways, I got excited about it because of the results. Then, I found your rehab centre (Maven og Mig). I saw that you had also very good results and good stories of clients and I decided that this can be the answer/solution for me.
When I got the exercises program from you, I was surprised because It was neither boring nor difficult. In fact, It was very easy to include the exercises in my daily life/activities and movements (even though I have 2 babies to take care of). I was surprised as well with the quick results that I got after a few days. I have to say that I was very good with using the splint the whole day and I tried to be careful and conscious of my movements and activate my belly muscles in the right way.
In the second session, I got even easier and quicker exercises! I was sceptical about them and I thought that I would not get so good results. But again: It was as good as in the first 3 -4 weeks.
For the third session my diastasis was almost closed and I had gained more muscles and less centimeters around my belly. Great! I am super happy!
Now, I am on the 10th week (around) and although I haven’t measured my diastasis again, I feel very optimistic and I feel that it should be even smaller now. I feel stronger in my core and able to lift heavy things when I engage my core muscles. I think this technique and to learn how to use these muscles protects my body from injuries…and also help me to keep the good shape 🙂
These are some things the rehab has done for me:
- Stronger than before the rehab
- smaller belly
- Less/zero back pain
- Now I can carry my babies, pram and everything without feeling exhausted
- more confident about my self 🙂
For me, this programme and the good results go beyond the physical aspect. It gave me more confidence (which I need) to face the big challenge of taking care of 2 babies. Getting back my shape and becoming even more strong makes me happy… now I am pretty sure I can handle everything! 🙂