Needless to say, several of my clients are moms of multiples. I can't fathom having multiples and NOT knowing the Tupler Technique®!!
Just 3 weeks ago, she was the largest diastasis I have worked with at 10 fingerwidths, and 3 calendar weeks later - she is a 5 Semi SHALLOW (meaning her diastasis is no longer the deep cavern it once was - it is diminished to a shallow gap. AMAZING! Most Ob gyns and Surgeons would have told her she would DEFINITELY need surgery. Proven wrong once more!!
She told me tonite she noticed her pants fit SO much better and her waist feels much smaller.
Usually the thing I run into with people that have had multiples is that their recti are so split (if they didn't do the Tupler Technique® DURING pregnancy) that their mind-body connection of the muscle is completely nil. The Diastasis Recti® Splint not only approximates the muscle so the exercises are more effective, but it helps with the mind body connection BECAUSE the muscles are more approximated - its a great synergistic effect.
Of course most OB GYNs would refer the moms of multiples to a surgeon with a diastasis recti, and most surgeons would tell you that surgery is the only way to go. Like I have mentioned in previous posts, most medical professionals only learn about the diastasis recti for a PARAGRAPH in med school. When they do residency, their mentors refer these patients to a surgeon, so that is what THEY do. The process is perpetuated. And surgeons CAN* fix a diastasis recti but artifically sewing weak muscles together - but without strengthening and having the right body mechanics (getting up and down properly, lying in and out of bed preperly and avoiding crunches and other bad abdominals) they can blow RIGHT through their stitches and the recti can also resplit (not to mention the high risk of infection and lengthy recovery time).
But moms of multiples do NOT NEED a surgeon to fix their diastasis recti or mummy tummy - they can learn to train to transverse muscle to bring the two halves of the recti together! This can be done DURING AND AFTER pregnancy! The Tupler Technique® is so important for putting your body (specifically your belly) back together again, getting rid of the back pain (by closing the recti and strengthening the transverse), and essentially restoring your pre-pregnancy midsection!
So moms of multiples - DONT get discouraged over your "Mummy Tummy" - the Tupler Technique is the absolute BEST thing you can do for your body!! Your weird belly button issues can BE RESOLVED! You DONT NEED surgery - training your muscles to bring the recti together are SUCH A NECESSITY for you!!
Many people ask about loose skin - skin is age and genetics (although contouring creme can be a welcome addition) - but the muscles and connective tissue healed underneath the skin will improve GREATLY the look of your skin. Staying hydrated and eating things that keep your skin more elastic will help - think dark green veggies, lemon water, and good HEALTHY protein - fish, soy, etc.
All of you moms of multiples out there - what questions do you have about your bellies, your abs, or any other body-restoring question? Lets bring to light all those questions that will help you put yourself BACK TOGETHER again after having your multiples!!