diastasis recti / Fitness / Health / IRONMAN Training / Opinion / Triathlon / Women

Diastasis/Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery: The Procedure

After four years of attempting to close my abdominal diastasis on my own through physical therapy and stretching and upping my vitamin intake and all sorts of random tactics (including ingesting beef collagen…), I finally decided to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon last October; in all those years I had seen minimal and … Continue reading

Diastasis/Umbilical Hernia Repair: Post-Surgery Photo Log
diastasis recti / Fitness / Health / Top Posts / Women

Diastasis/Umbilical Hernia Repair: Post-Surgery Photo Log

When people ask me if the surgery to repair my abdominal diastasis and umbilical hernia was worth it, I occasionally hesitate. The recovery is far from easy, the scar spans the entire width of my abdomen, and I still am dealing with minor little niggles here and there (incision itching, skin and muscle tightness, abdominal pain and … Continue reading

Diastasis Recti (& Hernia) Surgery–I'm Doing It
Fitness / Health / Top Posts / Women

Diastasis Recti (& Hernia) Surgery–I'm Doing It

My poor abdominals. Two ginormous pregnancies have pushed them to their breaking point (literally). And in two days I’ll be having surgery to fix them. I know…shocking, considering my last diastasis update was like a year and a half ago and at that time everything seemed to be going so well. But everything’s sort of happened really quickly, … Continue reading

The Nurse’s Perspective on Minimal Pain Interventions During Childbirth
Articles / Birth Matters! Series / Health / Kids / Parenting / Women

The Nurse’s Perspective on Minimal Pain Interventions During Childbirth

By Casey, RN BSN I love a good natural childbirth. As a labor nurse there are very few things that provide a greater happy rush. A patient with no epidural can jump from 6cm to complete and pushing without the ability to stop herself in a matter of minutes – it keeps us on our … Continue reading