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Old Dec 27th, 2008, 13:19 PM   1
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gap in stomach muscles


Well i've been told that i have a gap in my stomach muscles. I wanted to do sit ups to tone up but i've been told i can't do this until the gap has closed up because if i do it will make the gap worse. Any tips on how to help the mucles go back to normal and close up??

And can i go horse riding or will this make the gap worse too??
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Old Dec 27th, 2008, 14:02 PM   2
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http://www.pregnancy-info.net/separated_muscles.html

Found this for you x x



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2008, 16:21 PM   3
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After i gave birth one of the midwives at the hospital gave me some instructions to do when i feel like i could do them. Be kinda hard to describe it on here...
Lay down somewhere flat like on your bed.
Place your right arm over your stomach so your right hand is on the left side of your body. Do the same with your left arm but opposite sides obviously.
While your arms are in this position kind of keep it in the same place while pulling your hands together so you are squashing your stomach together. Keep it ion this position and do little crunches (like sit ups). This will help close the gap it will take a while for it to close but this exercise will help
Sorry if you can't understand this very well. xx



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2008, 19:28 PM   4
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Hun I wouldn't do any kind of stomach exercises for at least 6 weeks post partum or in your case until you are told otherwise The muscles can sometimes tale a lil longer so just give it time



 
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Old Dec 28th, 2008, 12:38 PM   5
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thanks hun
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Old Dec 28th, 2008, 12:39 PM   6
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After i gave birth one of the midwives at the hospital gave me some instructions to do when i feel like i could do them. Be kinda hard to describe it on here...
Lay down somewhere flat like on your bed.
Place your right arm over your stomach so your right hand is on the left side of your body. Do the same with your left arm but opposite sides obviously.
While your arms are in this position kind of keep it in the same place while pulling your hands together so you are squashing your stomach together. Keep it ion this position and do little crunches (like sit ups). This will help close the gap it will take a while for it to close but this exercise will help
Sorry if you can't understand this very well. xx
Thanks hunni, i'll start doing them tonight
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Old Jan 4th, 2009, 13:50 PM   7
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As others have said, no waist exercises except small curls lifting only your head whilst holding your sides with your arms crossed over. I must say I found these exercises crap and am seeing a physio now for my gap. However in the 4 weeks between birth and physio the gap had closed enough to do normal curls. I stopped doing the exercises after a week or two because I got a bad cough and my muscles really hurt so don't know if exercises or time closed the gap!



 
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