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Category: Birth Professionals

What The Tummy Team (and our clients) Want BIRTH Professionals to Know about Diastasis Recti

What The Tummy Team (and our clients) Want BIRTH Professionals to Know about Diastasis Recti The Tummy Team specializes in diastasis recti which is incredibly common in prenatal and postpartum women. As a result, we have been partnering with birth professionals for over a decade including speaking at Midwifery conferences and medical Grand Rounds and apprenticing many birth practitioners.  We have designed several CEU courses specifically for birth professionals with the hope of filling in…
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A New Standard for Postpartum Care

In the medical world, there are “standard of care” guidelines for specific scenarios based on what some group of medical professionals had deemed best. It refers to the expected treatment approach for any given diagnosis or patient type. For example, at a 4-month prenatal appointment, the standard of care would likely include urine analysis, weight check, blood pressure check, fundus height measurement, and listening to the baby’s heartbeat. There are some things some practitioners will…
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Diastasis Recti & Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

The Tummy Team works with prenatal and postpartum women to prepare the core and pelvic floor for a strong pregnancy and delivery and healthy birth recovery. One of the conditions we specialize in is diastasis recti. We get tons of questions about diastasis recti and pregnancy and hope to help expecting moms everywhere have the answers they need to be strong for motherhood.  Here are a handful of common questions (and our answers) that most…
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The Tummy Team’s Guide to Checking for Diastasis

The Tummy Team’s Guide to Checking for Diastasis Diastasis Recti is a midline separation of the right and left sides of the abdominal wall. It can happen to men and women, regardless of age, weight or fitness level. It is caused by the most common compensation pattern for Functional Core Weakness: consistent forward and forceful pressure against the abdominal wall. This pressure can be from chronic poor postures, traditional abdominal exercises like crunches, sit-ups or…
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Diastasis Recti Awareness

Diastasis Recti Awareness During the month of July, we hope to educate and empower professionals with knowledge and resources about Diastasis Recti so they can feel confident in supporting their unique communities. What do we (and our clients) wish professionals knew about Diastasis Recti? The Tummy Team acknowledges there is a gap in the knowledge base of most medical, rehab, fitness and birth professionals related to diastasis recti and we want to be a part…
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