weeLove: Get reacquainted with your core
Find Your Inner Strength
Pregnancy is an incredible, awe-inspiring transformation of a woman’s body. But its impact on your abs and core? That transformation isn’t quite so awesome. As your baby grows in your tummy, it slowly pushes the left and right abdominal muscles apart, causing a gap. Sometimes that gap closes on its own. But when it stays open (and it commonly does), the separation causes a condition called diastasis recti, or DR. DR can stick around for years—causing issues like back pain, pelvic discomfort, leakage—and leaves most mamas with a still-protruding belly.
And here’s another problem… most women don’t know how to get those muscles back where they belong. Core exercises like crunches can actually worsen the condition!
Thankfully, you can safely and effectively rebuild your core with Every Mother— an exercise program that’s scientifically proven to prevent and resolve diastasis recti—as well as improve your overall core strength and function. From expecting moms to grandmas, there’s an EMbody program for every stage of motherhood. Better yet, these fantastic workouts are efficient. (Because, mom life!) When properly engaging the deep core muscles, all it takes is as little as 10 minutes a day to achieve measurable results.
If you’re pregnant, strengthen your core for birth and recovery with EMbody Prepare, a prenatal program of OB-endorsed workouts for each trimester. Postpartum? EMbody Reclaim resolves diastasis recti and boosts overall core strength. And then EMbody Surpass takes it to the next level. This program has total body workouts that feature safe core movements, so you don’t have to worry about causing or re-opening diastasis recti.
Ready to feel stronger, healthier, and love your body more than ever? Don’t mind the gap… fix it!