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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
Book is out of date...pictures aren't even the same as the splint she now pushes. I didn't get the step by step on how to do this from the book.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathryn Olson
I did not find this to be worth the purchase. There was maybe 1 page of "new" information. Might be interesting if your are pregnant for the first time.Published 2 months ago by D. Goetz
This book has given me techniques, reeeeallly easy techniques, that even a busy mom can do! I have three littles who keep me going daily, but these exercises are things I can do... Read morePublished 3 months ago by mrserwin2
I agree with another review about the splint. You will see immediate results but its from the splint. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Penelope
The book is helpful, but it could be a chart pinned on Pinterest for everyone to see. It doesn't need to be a whole book.Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Erven
Not so helpful. I'm not even sure why this is still sold. If you go to her website, she says that she no longer recommends the advice in the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by leia2201
This book is written for people with split stomach muscles from pregnancy. It has some exercises (with photos and descriptions) and advice. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Moulton11
This makes it seem like you can erase the damage of childbirth. In some cases your abdominal muscles are actually stretched out and nothing other than surgery will help. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer