How To Hold Kids If You Have Diastasis Recti
by Olivia Cagle
Did you know, if you have diastasis recti, how you hold your kids is important. Yes, tis true darling. 🙂 It’s a lot about correct alignment when you want to help diastasis recti. If you are out of alignment, which can create an intr-abdominal pressure, this can put more pressure on you diastasis.
Think of it like this. If you had on jeans and the zipper was undone, what would happen to that zipper if you were slouching? It would be open right? Yep, same thing with diastasis.
As moms, we can get in the funkiest positions with our kiddos. We can stand, sit, and hold kids in all kinds of crazy positions. Aligning everything correctly is going to help you immensely and it can also help lower back pain…if you deal with that.
You want to learn to untuck your booty, let your belly go instead of sucking it in (yes I just said that), and keep your ribs in and down over your pelvic floor. Your hips need to be square and not jutting out to the side, which most of us do the famous “mom hip jutting”. It can be difficult to get in the habit of it, but the more you practice the better you will get.
Here is a video demonstrating how to hold kids if you have diastasis recti:
(If you can’t see the full length video, here is another place you can watch it: https://www.facebook.com/OliviaCagleBiz/videos/1221541411236223/)
I linked to a blog post in the first paragraph more information to help if you have diastasis recti. That post will help you understand more about correct alignment and correct breathing.
Are you a hip jutter outer? 😉 Have you ever heard that you need to be in correct alignment to help heal diastasis? I would love to hear about your experience. Let me know in the comments. If you want to learn the very basic foundations that need to be in place to start healing diastasis, take the 5 Day Diastasis Challenge by clicking the image below.