Why “mommy belly”? I have had 5 children in 13 years. In 13 years there have been 3 c-sections and an incisional hernia repair. So my core muscles have had some major damage done to them in my motherhood journey.
Sometime after c-section number 2, I kept thinking there had to be more to this mommy belly than just having had kids and c-sections and there had to be something I could do. I was feeling down. I never wanted to have the mommy flap and here I had it in a big way.
I wasn’t strong either. I have a bad back already, herniated a disk at the age of 16, which lets face it is many moons ago. Anything I did to try to strengthen my core, crunches for example, didn’t work and only seemed to make it hurt more and be worse.
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Somehow I found Fit2B. I can’t quite remember how. And I started researching Diastis Recti. What it is was and trying to figure out if I had it. And I was pretty sure I did.
Now there has been another baby since finding Fit2B but this time I have more hope. I’m already becoming stronger. I’m learning more of what to do and more importantly what not to do.
It’s not easy.
In fact at times its anything but. I have to mentally remind myself not to slouch. To lengthen my spine. To mentally visualize a lifting in certain areas that are usually unmentionable.
I’m sure there are many who see me right now and wonder how I could possibly be pregnant again, already. Baby girl is only 8 months old. I’m not. No really I’m not. It is however a mommy belly that is going to take a lot of time and healing, and a lot of effort to heal.
I will be talking about it more here on my blog from time to time.
I don’t want to seem like I’m preaching, but yeah I’m preaching about it. There is help. You can heal from the inside out and sometimes you have to advocate for yourself. My journey here with Fit2B is me advocating for myself and other moms who want to know it can get better without being cut open again.