Katrina Oakley - NPI Certified Posture Specialist and Postnatal Fitness Certified
I am a mom of 3 who was left with severe diastasis recti. I was left wondering why my tummy was getting bigger whilst the rest of me was getting smaller.
As a previously qualified Aerobics Instructor (with Les Mills, New Zealand), Aerobics competitor and a New Zealand Rhythmic Gymnastics representative, I thought I knew how to get back into shape after my children.
But I was constantly being asked if I was pregnant because my tummy was getting bigger. This had a terrible effect on my confidence and made me just want to stay at home and hide.
It wasn't until I had my umbilical hernia repaired that I heard about something called diastasis recti, and after a lot of research I realized that I had been doing everything wrong to get back into shape.
All those planks, crunches, push-ups, and running was making it worse not better!
If only my obstetrician had told me in my post pregnancy checkup that I had a diastasis recti!
I am now helping other moms to learn about diastasis recti, and help them understand what exercises will help them regain a functional core again, and how their posture impacts that.
I hope that you will allow me the privilege of helping you too.