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What is a Diastasis Recti?

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A bit more about Abdominal Separation.


what is diastasis recti AKA Abdominal separation


A Diastasis Recti is abdominal separation. The word 'diastasis' means separation and the 'recti' muscles are the outermost abdominal muscles. So, it is a separation of the outermost abdominal muscles. During pregnancy as the abdomen expands to accommodate the growing baby, the skin and muscles will stretch and the connective tissue which holds everything together will become weaker. The technical explanation is what we know as the 6-pack muscles or the Rectus abdominis, are spread apart and the connective tissue in-between them (called the Linea Alba) becomes weaker. These muscles help to hold in your internal organs, stabilise the core and support your back and if left untreated can lead to a host of issues including back pain or digestive issues.

What Is & How To Find If You Have A Diastasis Recti