Have you ever heard of the lioness who sneezed and wet her pants?
No me either..
Let's consider here that lions have typically 3 cubs in any one litter (ranging from 1-6). Those cubs take between 100-120 days to grow before being born in to the world.
So in under half the time they produce averagely 3 x more offspring than we do. Of course it's all relative when we talk about the pressures and demands on a humans body because that's what natural to our species.
However once these cubs are born into the world does that lioness have problems with her "mummy tummy"?
Is she incontinent when she runs?
What's the difference with humans and lions here then?
She doesn't care that her tummy is bigger than pre-birth.
She's not trying to suck it all in to "bounce back"
She's not trying to "regain her pre-cub body"
Modern society tells us that women should look a certain way and whatever way you look at it there's immense pressure on women to look exactly the same post birth as you did pre-birth, there's pressure to be the same person you were before and to "handle everything" as if you were some kind of circus juggling wizard.
With this pressure comes a habit of sucking in your belly - in my hundreds of clients I've seen I am yet to meet a single women who doesn't do this to a certain extent. More importantly most of them have done it for so long and it's now so reflexively ingrained that they don't even realise they are doing it.
Why is this an issue?
Well by sucking the belly in you can't breathe properly using the diaphragm and this puts pressure on the pelvic floor. If you are pressuring the pelvic floor excessively this is where we see dysfunctions happen. Does this happen to the lioness? No because she's getting on with healing judgement and pressure free
To heal pelvic floor, diastasis recti and the whole core synergy - first you need to release the abdominals and then you will be able to start to build on equal strength in the core right the way from the diaphragm to the pelvic floor and all the muscles in-between.
Find your inner lioness and stop thinking about what anyone else thinks of your body and work on making it strong and functional