Diastasis Recti And Workouts You Should NOT Do: Lorraine Scapens

Lorraine Scapens creator of The Fit Mums Program

Diastasis recti and why you need to check and see if you have it:

Chances are if you’ve had kids, you might have some degree of diastasis recti, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles along with the widening and thinning of the linea alba ( fibrous tissue that is in between the abdominal muscles).* But having some degree of diastasis doesn’t mean you can’t resolve it and bounce back stronger.

In this interview, personal trainer Lorraine Scapens explains what Diastasis Recti is and what to do if you have it. She also discusses ways women can heal and strengthen their pelvic floor, while addressing what things to look out for both in the postpartum period as well as years after giving birth.

About Lorraine Scapens

Lorraine Scapens is the creator of the Fit Mum Programs. She’s been a personal trainer for the past 20 years. Originally from England, she and her partner moved to New Zealand in 1998 and jumped into the triathlon scene. Throughout her career she has studied  biomechanics and corrective exercise, specializing in pre and post pregnancy exercise and wellness. She also got back into shape without any extreme dieting or extreme exercise programs after having 3 of her own children.

How Lorraine has helped moms resolve diastasis recti

She has trained thousands of women with workouts and exercises to prevent Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, helping them get fit for birth, while also helping them get back into shape safely, after giving birth.

You can find her programs at: https://www.pregnancyexercise.co.nz/


Make sure to check out the episode on the podcast for the full interview…

This episode was recorded earlier and published June 29, 2020 on The Insider Mom Podcast
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Hi there! I’m Royah Loie, a doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor and the creator of The Insider Mom Podcast. Becoming a parent made me realize so many things, one of which is the incredible work so many moms do in raising their kids, work that sometimes goes unnoticed in society. It’s unfortunate because, I truly believe that moms have one of the most valuable jobs in the world .

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