Body After Baby


Core Restore Programme

Strengthen Your Core, Heal Diastasis Recti and Reverse the Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

Who is this programme for?


Anyone that wants to close the gap between their abdominals. (Even several years later.)
Anyone unhappy dealing with incontinence and wants to be dry at last.
Anyone tired of still looking pregnant and wants to flatten their tummy bulge.
Anyone who wants to be free of pelvic, lower back and/or sacroiliac joint pain.
Anyone that wants to restore their core function to what it was before they carried children.
Anyone that wants to get back to their regular fitness routine.
Anyone that wants to lose the baby weight once and for all.
Anyone who has recently had a baby!

I have created Body After Baby Core Restore with you in mind.

Meet Emma:


Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.


In addition, I hold the Burrell Education Pre and Postnatal certifications. The Burrell Education courses are designed to educate and support Women's Health Professionals, Physiotherapists and Fitness Professionals in the creation of offerings that have the potential to transform the lives of the women they serve. I am also a NCEHS personal trainer and Precision Nutrition Coach and founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland.


I have loved all things health and fitness since I was a teenager. I especially love working with my clients in creating a lifestyle that gives us a strong and healthy body, inside and out!


Why I created this programme:


I personally have had Diastasis Recti from midway through my first pregnancy and nearly all the way through my second. I know what it is like to have a core that just doesn't feel right and a belly that still looks pregnant months later. I did not "snap back" and wore pads for longer than I thought a woman of my age and fitness "should". It really made me feel helpless until my core began to improve.


The moment I heard about Diastasis Recti, it caught my attention. To be perfectly honest, I was horrified to find out that one day my abdominals would separate when I became pregnant! In that same moment, I was puzzled, why didn't I learn about this on my previous two instructor courses. I thought, isn't it important that we don't cause (unintentional) harm.


My first reason for creating this programme, is that Diastasis Recti is not common knowledge, even among fitness professionals. The result is that there is so much incorrect information out there. Women are so resourceful, and as we often go online to find information, this disinformation is what is often found instead, which may cause more harm than good.


Once I began teaching my own Pilates classes in 2011, I would occasionally spot the symptoms during foundational exercises when women were curled up in an "ab crunch" position. So I would modify for them, luckily I knew how. Then one day a woman came in for class who had a lingering wide gap and pelvic floor issues. She found the whole class a challenge to take part in, even with the modifications.


This was my first experience with the more serious core dysfunction that can commonly occur after having babies. We had a talk after class so I could teach her some exercises and one thing was apparent. How this was affecting her emotionally and mentally. She was dealing with this alone and doing what she could to feel strong again.


My second reason, I felt called to help! The postpartum period is already so challenging. We have a new baby to look after with a body that we can feel so disconnected to. And I have found, that often, until these issues up in conversation that we realise, we are not alone. Incontinence, lower back pain and the bulging DR tummy are so common, and definitely something that can be treated effectively with the right information in our hands.


In order to help and provide an effective programme, I have taken material developed over the course of nearly 10 years of teaching women after having their babies, my own experience with rehabbing my core, to create a programme that will help as many women as possible restore their core function, stop experiencing these issues and feel amazing about their bodies!

What is Included in the Core Restore Programme:


Specific Effective Exercises

All of the individual exercises were chosen because of how effectively they strengthen our core. With the correct exercises, you will be surprised at the level of progress you make EACH week.


Avoid Making it Worse

Some common exercises may worsen your symptoms and most women don't realise it! Discontinue any of the exercises I list out for you and make sure to ONLY follow your Training Program. This will help you recover faster and with fewer complications.

Perform Each Exercise Correctly

I have included detailed written instructions to help you perform each exercise correctly. Some of these exercises may be new for you. It's important to perform the correct exercises with proper form to avoid injury and experience the best results.

Lose the Baby Weight

Nutrition plays a critical role in the recovery process. My Postnatal Nutrition eBook includes what you need to eat to strengthen the tissues of your core, lose the baby weight whilst maintaining enough calories to safely feed your little one and have the energy to be a great mum!

Progressive Postnatal Pilates

Six progressive full body Pilates workouts that will safely reconnect you with your core and strengthen your pelvic floor and abdominals (even if you have Diastasis Recti). Safe to begin in the early postnatal period.

 

What my clients think:



Having required physio post-pregnancy, I found Emma's ability to adapt moves, and even recommendations for home practice, excellent. Emma has in-depth ante-natal and postpartum training so however pregnancy has affected you physically, she's probably heard of it and can help.

Emma is highly qualified, motivated, enthusiastic, encouraging, also regularly up-skilling, training and sharing her new knowledge or moves. I really feel the benefit for days afterwards!


Annette McB

This works, try it!

I can't say enough good things about this programme. My lower back no longer aches at the end of the day, I don't leak if I sneeze and this has done more to flatten my tummy than all the dieting I've been doing so far. Who knew such simple moves could make such a difference.


Áine Bishop

Ready to Restore your Core Function?

Don't procrastinate, click the button below to get started on this journey together!

I am here to help you,

Emma xo

If you don’t feel ready to make the investment just yet,

everyone has a time when they are ready. 

I encourage you to read my Postpartum Exercise Guide first.

Subscribe for my Free eBook:
How to Heal Diastasis Recti
A Separation of the Abdominal Muscles

Plus two free videos to get you back to your favourite activities and regain that flat tummy!

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I access this programme?

What exercise kit will I need?

How soon after childbirth can I begin this programme?

Will this help even if it's been a long time since I had my children?

I didn’t have babies, but I do have incontinence issues, will this help me too?

I am an “older” lady will this program still help me?

 Do I have to completely stop working out to do this programme?

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