Having children is a beautiful, miraculous experience. What is not so beautiful is what can sometimes happen to your abdominal muscles in the process!
Diastasis recti (D.R.), or the separation of your “six pack” is experienced by up to 90% of women who are maternal age. Normally the muscles repair themselves within 4-12 weeks after delivery, but this is not the case with Diastasis recti. To test to see if you are experiencing D.R. you can follow the link. https://www.abdominalconnections.com/daily-guide/
If you are experiencing D.R., your post-delivery tummy may still resemble a smaller version of the one you had during your pregnancy. Unfortunately, this condition can affect anyone, no matter their physical condition. As a matter of fact, Raintree Sumazin, the creator of Abdominal Connections is a former professional ballet dancer who was affected by Diastasis recti. Raintree developed the 6-Step Program as an alternative to surgery.
The 6-Step Program is about rehabilitating the affected muscles naturally, rather than surgically; it is similar to the way an athlete would rehab after a torn muscle. The steps involve: heat, stimulation, massage, binding, and exercise. The program allows you to go at your own pace, and use the steps you are comfortable using. Obviously, the more disciplined you are, the faster you will experience results.
After two pregnancies I was fortunate not to experience Diastasis recti. However, I did begin to experience a great deal of digestive discomfort and bloating! Bloating is one of those awful words that no lady likes to use, but as awful as the word is, I can personally tell you that the discomfort that comes along with it is even worse! I began using the natural herbal Digestive Supplement offered through the Abdominal Connections website. The link can be found here: https://www.abdominalconnections.com/product/digestive-supplement/
After the first day of using the supplement, I noticed an immediate difference! I no longer felt as though my digestive system was staging a revolt against me!
Along with the Digestive Supplement, I also used the Electric Muscle Stimulator Belt.
The EMS belt stimulates blood flow to the abdominal area, or the affected area in the case of Diastasis recti. Like I mentioned earlier, I did not experience D.R., but I did enjoy using the EMS belt, and recognized that the electric stimulation would be an effective way for me to tone and define my abdominal muscles, along with proper exercise and diet. Another great feature of the EMS belt is how portable the system is. I was able to wear it around the house while still accomplishing other tasks. This is an important feature for me as a busy mom of two! If you have ever used a TENS unit for your back, the EMS produces the same type of electronic stimulation for your abdominal muscles.
If you are a mom who is at least 6 weeks postpartum and have gotten the okay from your healthcare provider to begin exercising, then the Abdominal Connections system is something you should try.
Great news! Through 123 I’m a Crazy Mommy, Abdominal Connections is sponsoring a giveaway of one of their Phase 1 packages valued at $399.00. Also, just for entering the giveaway you will be emailed a coupon code for 30% off any product purchased through Abdominal Connections.com with one month of free On Demand Videos.
The Phase 1 Giveaway Package includes:
(1) Abdominal Connections (AC) Connections Resistance Band
(1) A.C. Phase 1 Manual
(1) A.C Phase 1 DVD
(1) A.C. exclusive Natural Moisturizer
(1) bottle A.C. Digestive Supplement
(1) 24 oz. A.C. Water Bottle
(1) A.C. Phase 1 Binder
(1) A.C. Electronic Muscle Stimulator Unit and Belt
(1) A.C. Reusable Heating Pad and Belt
(1) A.C. Fridge Magnet Progress Chart
(1) A.C. Exercise Mat
Please check 123 I’m a Crazy Mommy’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 18 to enter the giveaway! https://www.facebook.com/123imacrazymommy
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*The article and giveaway are sponsored by Abdominal Connections.