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mamalates or other diastasis-safe exercise?

post #1 of 6
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Alright,
I've never been one for workout videos but these days getting to my regular yoga class is an impossibility and I just feel better when I feel strong. I have what I think is pretty mild diastasis (2 fingerwidths) so I want to know I'm not doing anything to make it worse. I walk every day with the baby in a carrier but I feel like I would really benefit from some more structured exercise time.

I found this mamalates dvd and I'm really considering buying it. The fact that it incorporates the baby is appealing and that it is specifically diastasis safe.

Has anyone tried this one or any others for that matter?
post #2 of 6
Try doing the tuppler technique for a week or two first. The whole point of her program is to deal with diastasis. They actually have a video, too http://www.figure8maternity.com/viewItem.cfm?pid=111180

Anyway, I had a pretty bad diastasis (3 or 4 finger widths) and have been doing the sitting exercise (elevators) when I remember and it's down to less than one fingerwidth, now. I'm impressed - especially since i haven't been working that hard at it.
post #3 of 6
I have the mamalates and I like it. If you can take a class though I think it would help figuring out the isolations. I also have the MommyTummy which is ok though boring!
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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/19/13 at 7:30am
post #5 of 6
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thanks ladies

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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post
Are you wearing an abdominal binder while you wear the baby? If you're wearing the baby in a front carry you're supposed to wear a binder for the first 6ish months of doing so if you have bad diastasis. That's one of the biggest PP contributers, according to what I've read.
and, really?! because I NEVER wear a binder when I have him in the carrier. I'll start doing that. I actually started wearing the binder immediately after the birth and then as I got more mobile it got to uncomfortable and I totally stopped. I could at least be sure to wear it when we're out on walks.
post #6 of 6
I wear one out on walks, but rarely around the house. It would probably help around the house too. Sometimes I'll remember before going to the store..but often forget. It really does feel better, I should try harder to remember!

Just today I took some terrycloth material (as suggested by Tuppler) and made a binder, but it's not as long as suggested. It feels pretty good, even while seated which my other does not.

Also at the end of the night, sometimes I'll put it on if I'm bouncing dd on the exercise ball and my back is really tired from the day. It really helps!

I do the elevator exercises (pull bellybutton towards spine), but have not seen a dramatic effect yet. Still 3-4 fingers wide. And certainly sporting the "mummy tummy."

Amy
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