DD (9) ~ DD (7) ~ DS (5) ~ DS (2)
Mama to 10 babies in Heaven
You are looking great momma - glad to hear that the diastasis is healing up and the muscle tone is returning!!
Ok, I'm excited - hope this belly binding deal works for me.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
Carrying way big and low myself this time, and worried about the condition of my muscles and diastasis (and heck, my posture too - babies & pregnancy have been horrible for it).
SInce I"m pretty sure we're finished having babies after #3, I'm going to work hard on fully closing my diastasis this time with binding plus a Tupler dvd that gets into the appropriate transverse abdominus exercises to close a diastasis (Lose Your Mummy Tummy, which is a funny name LOL).
The binder helps me feel better, too. I ended up with a cesarean (undiagnosed breech at transition), and the binder is very soothing to my hurt innards.
Amber SAHM Fiber Artist Mom to:
Maddison (9): Arwen (8): Finn (4): Aedan (2)
i actually ordered the one that you said you wanted. Can't wait to try it! I actually heard about belly binding from a massage therapist that gave me a Maya Abdominal Massage. She said it might help my retroverted uterus, but losing my tummy faster will be awesome too!
AP Mom to 5
I was wondering...what did you like and not like about the binder you ordered? And what do you think you would have liked better (or not) about the one you wanted to order?
Thanks again for the time you took to post the pictures and share your experience!
I had horrible diastasis with DS - he was super big too at nearly 11lbs! lol I was still in maternity trousers at 3 MONTHS pp!!! - Ive got me a belly binder this time and plan to do this so am hopeful for better 'results'!
I do wish I would have ordered the extra small - I ordered the small using the sizing for that fancy binder. I gained 40lbs with this pregnancy but am generally athletic/petite-ISH (opposed to "skinny minnie" petite ) & could still use the extra "hold me together" room.
Anyway! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.