I’ve had three children. One naturally and two c-sections.
My first and only passed away during childbirth and so had to have my two girls (that are now 3 and 2) via c-section. My girls are now toddlers and I’ve been trying to lose the baby weight for what feels like forever. I have 18 kilos to go. But, over the past 12 months I noticed that my stomach hasn’t gone down. I look 3 months pregnant at least. So i had a feel of my stomach and noticed a huge gap in the muscle where my belly button sits. Like most people, I googled my findings to make sure i wasn’t crazy and before i brought it up with my Doctor. I discovered I have Diastasis Rectis. The separation of the left and right abdominal muscles….picture a fit persons six pack abs and separate them down the middle. It also causes chronic back pain. I asked my doctor and he examined me….i have a 3 inch gab between. Because its such a large gab he says i may need a full tummy tuck. I’m a little scared but i really want my back pain to go away and to have my old tummy again (or at least less pregnant looking). I’m a student and mum of two with very limited income. I have no idea how i’m going to pay for a tummy tuck on top of everything. Any suggestions?
Posted by mediaobsessedmama, 2nd September 2013