Crunches after baby?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve never had a baby but I’m studying to be a nurse and doing OB clinicals right now. We actually talked about this in class yesterday. If present, the gap in the abdominal muscles closes in 6-8 weeks so if you are 6 months out you should be all set to do abdominal exercises.

If you’re worried  the gap may still be present there is a way to check for it: Lie flat on your back with your knees bent, place the fingers of your left hand, palm facing you, just above your belly button. Place your right hand on your upper thigh, inhale, then exhale. As you exhale, lift your head and shoulders off the floor and slide your right hand up your thigh toward your knee. This will make your abdominal muscles tighten, and you should be able to feel the gap where the muscles have separated if they are separated. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I am a total Tracy Anderson Nut and her DVD Tracy Anderson’s postpartum workout was awesome. It was the only thing that helped me after having my baby.

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