Postpartum Belly: What you need to know and how to get a flatter Tummy

The mummy tummy or the mummy pooch is a postpartum challenge facing a lot of moms after delivery.

You may have done all you know and all you’ve been asked to do but the tummy just stays there.

In some cases you lose weight everywhere else except your tummy.

Let’s start with the why of the postpartum belly because, if you’re going to effectively get a flatter tummy after childbirth you need to understand what you’re working on.

The reason your tummy is still big months and years after childbirth started during pregnancy.

During pregnancy as your baby develops she needs more room to grow so the 2 sides of your rectus abdominal muscles separates in the middle to make room for your baby to grow.

Abdominal Muscle separation – Diastasis recti

The separated muscles is called Diastasis Recti

The 2 separated muscles acted like a corset or belt holding your internal organs in place and giving you that tight, flat abs.

But, now that it’s separated from pregnancy, they can no longer give that tight support, so your abs feels squishy, softer and looks bigger.

After delivery this muscles need to be repaired and closed or your tummy will not go down.

And because its muscles that you are dealing with most traditional abs exercise like planking and sit ups are not particularly helpful and might make it worse.

The separated abdominal muscles or Diastasis Recti needs to be repaired and closed or your tummy will not go down no matter what you do.

Diastasis Recti also comes with other challenges like:

Waist pain

Painful sex

Involuntary urine leaks when you jump, sneeze, cough, lift or laugh




If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms postpartum, just know that they are connected to your separated abdominal muscles.

The separation affects the quality of life and confidence of a lot of moms.

But, the good news is that you don’t have to live with or manage these challenges. Your abdominal muscles can be repaired and closed and once the process starts your tummy will get flatter and the other challenges will disappear, and the hernia and prolapse will not get bigger.

For the past ten years I’ve been helping moms to rebuild their body the right way after delivery so they can live confidently and fully again in the BBLB Plan

12 weeks later in the BBLB plan

BBLB means Better Body and Life after Baby and is one on one, personalized coaching plan and not a course. You will have daily access and support from me and video calls when you need it.

I have worked with moms from all over the world to achieve their postpartum recovery goals and I can guide you, too.

Diastasis Recti repair and Flatter Abs


You will get personalized and evidence based exercises and nutrition guidance to help you recover from your own unique postpartum needs.

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My name is Nkeoma DND Agu and I’m a German and US trained and Certified Postpartum Recovery Specialist and Diastasis Recti Repair Expert and Wellness Consultant

Let me show you what really works. It’s time to stop hiding behind tummy belts and oversized clothes.

It’s time to step out with confidence, wearing what you want.

It’s time to leave the lights on in the bedroom

Click here to get started on your postpartum recovery and a flatter tummy journey.

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Postpartum Belly: What you need to know and how to get a flatter Tummy

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