Iran has been one if the leading producers of dates in the world. They are grown mainly in the south due to the predominantly hot climate and have many health benefits.
The same way we greet each other with coffee and biscuits, in the Middle East it is with dates!
ℹ️ What diastasis recti can look like ℹ️
All photos are from my own personal journey 💖
Just like most pregnant women, I also had abdominal separation of around a 2 finger gap
We can’t physically assess during pregnancy if a woman has DR, but visually we can usually tell by what the belly button is doing
The top 3 photos are of me at different stages of pregnancy & you can see where my belly button is beginning to stretch and stick out
The bottom 3 photos are at each stage of my recovery
Side on- I have the typical ‘mummy pooch’
Front on it’s still ‘poochy’ & also has a visible gap down the centre of the ‘6 pack muscles’
DR/ abdominal separation is completely normal during pregnancy & is nothing to be scared of
It’s just something to be aware of post pregnancy so that you can put in place the appropriate steps to heal & recover properly
The biggest thing is to heal breathing mechanics & strengthen the TVA muscle post pregnancy. The TVA acts like a corset, the stronger it gets the more everything is pulled in and looks flatter & stronger - just like putting on a corset
If your unsure as to wether you have abdominal separation, always seek out a qualified professional such as a pre/ postnatal trainer, or a woman’s health physio who you can work with to begin the healing process 👌🏻
Check out my Pre & postnatal specific program starting on Monday which focuses on issues just like this as well as setting you up with a nutritious diet plan that fits your mum life & gets you back in to exercise safely
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