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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (December 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738209813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738209814
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A mummy tummy is the "unsightly bulge," also known as diastasis, caused by the separation of the outermost abdominal muscles during pregnancy. But it isn't permanent, says R.N., personal trainer, fitness instructor and childbirth educator Tupler. By following her technique, she says, the post-childbirth mom can eliminate her mummy tummy and have a tighter, flatter stomach; a smaller waistline; a reduction or elimination of back pain; the ability to safely lift her baby and heavy objects; more energy and better posture. Tupler backs up her advice with anatomical explanations and then details her technique. Throughout, she debunks myths about pregnant women and physical activity, and retains a cheery attitude. The exercises are accompanied by helpful drawings and photos (and if that isn't enough, readers can spring for Tupler's companion video and DVD). This helpful, realistic book would be the perfect gift for any fitness-conscious new mom.
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"A great resource for any woman seeking to flatten her stomach after childbirth." -- Curled Up With a Good Book 1/26/05

"Plenty of photos and an easy to follow text." -- Bookviews.com

"These exercises offer a gentle beginning to your road back to your pre-pregnancy figure." -- Babyzone.com

"Tupler has helped thousands of moms...[Her] exercise program...works if you've just given birth or had your baby decades ago." -- ePregnancy July/August 2005

"[Tupler is] one of the city's top exercise gurus." -- New York Magazine

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Julie's book and DVD should be handed out during all childbirth seminars.
Leslie
When working with prenatal and postnatal clients I recommend they purchase the Lose your Mummy Tummy video/book as well as the Maternal Fitness Splint.
Anne Martens
I have heard its better if you also get the dvd, but I wish the book was a little more informative in that respect.
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317 of 342 people found the following review helpful By Nina Abbott VINE VOICE on November 1, 2007
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I've been working out for years, and worked out throughout my pregnancy.

For someone who has some very basic experience with weight training and doing ab work, the only revelation in this book is the focus on working the transverse abs.

You needn't buy this book if you have worked out at even a lower level. Simply plug in "transverse abdominal exercises" in google and you'll get a number of sites which give you exercises for this part of the body on the web for absolutely free.

As for the author's contention that more traditional ab exercises, increase the size of the "Mommy Tummy", having checked with my phsyical therapist...not proven.

As for the book itself: The author suggests that it is "easy" to work in 500 reps of the transverse exercises she recommends per day..and this for a new mother! As a new mother, I was lucky to brush my teeth...even counting to 500 would have been beyound my sleep deprived, stressed out brain!

You can save yourself the cost of this book, and if you don't have time to look for exercises for the transverse muscles, by just "sucking in" your "gut" as many times a day as you can.
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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Mannamama on July 9, 2013
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I have a prolapse as well as diastasis and called her to ask if I needed to modify. I was impressed that she called me back and tried to be helpful even though I can't afford a private consultation, and I will probably purchase her DVD and try it with some modifications. However, she told me that she 'no longer stands behind' her book, b/c she has learned a lot since 2004. She said she'd offered to update the book for free but her publishers said no. Some of the exercises (hands and knees for one) she no longer recommends. Thought other mammas should know! Her website sells the DVD, so if you want her current program, that is a better way.
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By T. Leibfried on December 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am a mother in my 30's with three children (within 3 1/2yrs of each other). My 'baby' is now 4yrs old and I am SICK of looking pregnant!
I have not read the book, but am posting about the video and splint here because I wish I had this information when I was reading the book reviews--please forgive the switch up-I hope it's helpful.

I read reviews on the "Lose Your Mummy Tummy" book a few different times in trying to find an answer for my diastasis. Each time I was turned off by the negative reviews and the people saying the program was no more than sucking your tummy in several times a day. I did that (sucked my tummy in, a lot) didn't work. And for new mothers, which I am not.

Everywhere else I turned it seemed it was absolute that there was no way to correct separated stomach muscles other than surgery, period, end of the line.

I went for two tummy tuck consultations over 2yrs and though I was really tempted I ended up deciding it wasn't worth the huge cost, the unsure outcome (may not be able to wear a bikini anyhow--scar could be high or belly button unattractive), and the huge scar...plus the stigma that goes with having a tummy tuck and plastic surgery in general. I also found out that I do also in fact have an umbilical hernia. I thought that I just got stuck with an outie belly button from pregnancy. So...I decided to have that surgically repaired because there are risks that come with leaving an umbilical hernia untreated and the scar was small.

While waiting for my upcoming surgery I decided to throw caution to the wind and spend the $100 on the dvd, splint, guidebook and resistance band. Even though that is still a lot of money to me with young little girls to take care of, it's a whole lot less than a $7-8k tummy tuck.
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94 of 105 people found the following review helpful By A. Huth-Fretz on February 11, 2006
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After my second C-Section I developed diastasis but after the third C-Section it was very noticeable and all the running and aerobics I did didn't help me to develop my 6-pack abs again. I went to 2 doctors and they never once discussed exercises that may help or to stop the "crunches" I was doing which was making the stomach bulge worse. Both doctors suggested a "tummy tuck" which wasn't an option for me as I like to work out and they didn't recommend working out with that surgery - or picking up the baby for a time afterwards. In desperation I surfed the internet for any information and ran across Julie Tupler's book and suggestions so I bought it. In the year that I re-vamped my workout, the buldge is disappearing and muscle definition is reappearing! I recommend this book to anyone who has this problem. Age and time aren't a factor as to when you can start this program as I didn't start doing these expercises until my last child was 4 and I'm an "older" mother of 45!
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83 of 101 people found the following review helpful By JoJo on February 23, 2005
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Let me start off by saying, this has to be the best tummy workout book on the market. In the past I have purchased so many books in hopes to get rid of the Kanga Pouch (flabby tummy) after my first child. Did not succeed....there was no connection, no results and boy did I try hard to get in shape. Those books were put away and sold on Ebay. Then after my second child, those thoughts of "oh gosh....have to start losing and pouch problems again, only this time it worsened - I was even more flabby" but HOW TO DO IT" was the question, did I mention I had fear again on looking for a book that would help. Well I came across this book by referral and I immediately rushed to purchase it as my source saw Ms. Tupler on TV and said it was the most incredible workout and interview she has ever heard and seen. My source I had to believe, it was my mom :-) and she knew the struggle I was going through. My purchase was made, received it....then the excitement started. I could not put the book down. Its reader friendly, easy to do, FUN, and not to mention easy to follow instructions and photo's doing the exercises. You can't go wrong with this book. This is definately a book that will not collect dust on the shelf..... mine is actually proudly displayed as a coffee table book for all to see. Anybody who has seen the book on the table always asks about it and they see the results it has given me, accompanied with a big SMILE. Fabulous investment. I truly wish this book was out while I was pregnant with both children, it would have prepared me to keep in shape and help at delivery time. OB/GYN's should keep this book in their offices for purchase also. Kudos to Ms. Tupler....a Terrific Trim Tummy Teacher. Check out her website and seminars in your town. You will not be disappointed only happy, proud of the results and best of all a great feeling of well being. Wishing everybody success and happiness.
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