Get rid of that mommy bulge! Andi Eigenmann shares exercises she does to recover from diastasis recti

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  • Andi Eigenmann shared on her latest vlog what she did to recover from diastasis recti
  • It is a condition where the abdominal muscles separate due to a growing belly in pregnancy
  • She demoed some exercises that worked for her,  great for the anxious mom who wants to get rid of that belly bulge

For mommies, a lot of changes happen to their bodies even before giving birth. And when the baby is out, many become  conscious of how they look. If you have been worrying about your mommy bulge lately, there’s still something you can do.

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Andie Eigenmann shared on her vlog her secrets on how she was able to heal her diastasis recti in both of her pregnancies. As we all know, the former actress used to have a few pounds more on her weight but was able to recover to a pre-baby body in less than a year.

First, what is diastasis recti?

It is a condition where the six-pack ab muscles separate along the linea negra. The gap can be felt when pressing your lower abdomen using your fingers while lying on your back. This is common in pregnancy due to the enlargement of the uterus.

The condition can be accompanied by other symptoms like constipation, bloating, lower back pain and poor posture.

Out of the many routines, Andi does three exercises regularly. Repeat them for ten times and do everything again for 2-3 rounds. This helps strengthen the core and close the gap on your abs.

Here are some of the exercises she demonstrated on her video.

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1.Pelvic Tilt

In this floor exercise, you need to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet apart. Pretend that there is a blueberry on your back and avoid squishing it. Gently lift your bottom upwards and let it stay that way for three seconds and gently return to a neutral position. Repeat it 10 times.

2.  Heel Slides

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet apart. Straighten one leg out and gently lift it upwards and return it to its original position. Do the same for the other leg. Do 10 repetitions per leg.

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3. Bulge Pulses

This is similar to the pelvic tilt. Lie on your back with knees bent and gently lift your bottom. Move your feet close together and let your knees point in opposite directions. Stay in that position for a few seconds. Inhale and exhale. Finally, return to the neutral position

Diastasis recti can worsen when performing some exercises; that is why Andi advised that it is still best to consult a doctor or an expert before pushing with the routine.

For a complete list of exercises, watch her video here.

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