We often think that celebrities have it easy, and are envious at how they seem to be able to get back to their pre-pregnancy body very quickly. But of course, they too, could very well suffer from the mummy tummy. 

Here, we look at a few celebrities who suffer from Diastasis Recti and are helping to raise the awareness of postpartum issues. But hey, normal people like you and I could do it too 🙂

  1. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore suffered from diastasis recti after giving birth to her two daughters. She says the condition made it difficult for her to get back into an exercise routine.

Drew Barrymore turned to HIFEM technology to sculpt her tummy and strengthen her pelvic floor. She also says that she didn’t do it for aesthetics. “It was just about the way it functioned,” she says. “I just want to feel empowered and good about myself, and I really was looking for something that would allow me to be stronger so I could get stronger.”

Image: Daily Mail

The actress is hoping that more people will talk about postpartum issues like ab separation. “Women are having children all the time, and no one’s talking about how their body is forever changed,” she says in an interview with People.

  1. Kelly Rowland

The award-winning singer, actress and mother is so passionate about raising the awareness of postpartum body issues, she’s written an entire book with her OB/GYN

Titled Whoa, Baby! A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*@& Just Happened), Rowland addresses almost everything from postpartum bleeding, skin and hair changes, and dealing with aches and pains to getting back in shape and sex after baby.

“I wanted to tell women about my challenge with diastasis recti and the fact that I still have it,” says Rowland, “Every day I work hard to try to pull my abs together, and I actually have some back problems now because I didn’t know my core wasn’t as tight as it was before I had the baby.” 

Rowland followed a rigorous physical exercise routine targeting the pelvic floor and transverse abdominis to get her six-pack back. She’s also pregnant again. 

  1. Janet Hsieh
Image: Instagram / @janetagram

Janet Hsieh, Taiwanese-American television personality, posted a video of her post-pregnancy tummy on her Instagram account. In her post, she says ‘a lot of people wonder what a post-pregnancy (especially the stomach area) looks like. Well, in all honesty, it ain’t pretty. 

Photo: Facebook / Janet Hsieh 

Considering what your body goes through during a pregnancy (how much the skin stretches, how your organs are moved around and kicked and punched by your baby), well, there’s bound to be some battle scars. This is what my post-baby stomach looks like.

Image: Instagram / @janetagram

At Orchard Clinic, we recommend all postpartum mothers to do a full and comprehensive body check with a 3-Point Check for: diastasis recti, incontinence & pelvic floor issues and vulva & vaginal laxity.

Get in touch to make an appointment for your assessment.

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