Hi. I’m Ruth, one of Mamma with a Cuppa’s specialists. I am in fact a Registered Dietitian, but I am training to be a yoga teacher and specialist in pregnancy and post-natal yoga. I wanted to write this blog as I myself had diastasis recti (DR = separation of the abdominal muscles that run down our centre line from sternum to pubic bone) after my pregnancies. I also suffered from problems with my wrists after pushing against the side of the birthing pool repetitively during my first birth. I didn’t get any advice or even a conversation about these things with a health professional until I myself sought the advice of two separate physios for each of these problems. My eldest was about 9 months old by the time I finally sought help for DR because my lower back was taking the strain! Some simple exercises from the physio really helped me out.