|Gross, but this is what happens to the muscles|
-There's a splint and workout program called The Tubler Technique to heal stretched ab muscles. I plan on starting it once I get the approval from my doctor.
-This mom of 4 is a huge inspiration for a flat tummy! Check out her belly pics after baby number 4 with using the Tubler technique.
-You can prevent it by wearing a Bella Band or other product during and after pregnancy, especially 4-6 weeks after birth.
-There's a good book called Lose Your Mummy Tummy that discuses this problem in depth.
-Stop any core exercises and only do traverse abdominal exercise. These ones were good and simple.
-Posture and bending down has to be done a certain way (found here) to prevent further damage.
-You should fix the problem (close the gap) before each new pregnancy.
I'll keep everyone updated and possibly post before and after belly pics once I get started with this new Tubler exercise program. I am relieved to know that it's something that can be fixed WITHOUT plastic surgery and I'm determined to do it! I'm only 25 and I'm not giving up on my body and settling for "Oh you look good for having 3 kids." I want people to see me and not believe that I've had 3 kids :0