Diastasis recti: how do you know if you have it and how do you heal it?

Diastasis recti: how do you know if you have it and how do you heal it?

After reading all about diastasis recti, I’m sure you’re left with one question: “How do I know if I have diastasis recti?” Thankfully you can conduct an easy assessment on yourself to know if you have it and how severe it might be.

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Diastasis recti: How many women get it? And how do you prevent it?

Diastasis recti: How many women get it? And how do you prevent it?

I have good news and I have not-so-good news. Let’s get the not-so-good news out of the way: diastasis recti is more common than you might think. According to WebMD, about two-thirds of pregnant women will experience it.

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Diastasis Recti: What causes it?

Diastasis Recti: What causes it?

Diastasis recti occurs when the uterus begins pushing against the abdominal wall. The pressure of the uterus along with the pregnancy hormones cause the midline tissue to widen and become thinner resulting in softened connective tissue. Diastasis recti is most common after pregnancy when the woman’s abdominal wall is soft.

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Diastasis Recti: What is it exactly?

Diastasis Recti: What is it exactly?

I discovered I had diastasis recti with our second baby girl. As soon as I discovered it, I went to work trying to repair it. I have to admit that I’ve allowed life to get in the way of my DR exercises the past several months. I’ve made some great progress, but I have a little ways to go before it’s gone completely.

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