Holly rehabbing her abdominals
"The AbRehab splint
is very helpful, and an important step in repairing the abdominals after birth. I still have a split and am still recovering, but the binder has been useful.
I think it's important that women who use a splint also read Julie Tupler's book as well, because many women think that doing crunches is the best way to flatten their abs after birth...and this can in fact make a diastasis worse. I've read that as many as 30% of women have [diastasis] but most don't realize it because the medical community (OBs, etc.) aren't trained to discuss it (or much about postpartum recovery)."