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Diastasis Recti: Exercises to Abdominal Separation After Pregnancy

Create: 02/18/2017 - 10:09

Most mothers realize they have this condition upon realizing that their belly is not retaining it's original shape after having a baby. To support the pregnant body’s growing frontside, certain muscle groups must take on more pressure and strain.  It can lead to long term back pain, a rounding of the upper back and a distended belly post-baby.
So why does the distended belly stick around?  This "pooch" is not just from being pregnant.  The biggest reason a distended belly remains is due to an underused or under-activated core muscle, the transverse abdominis.  The next big reason for a distended belly is diastasis recti.  When you have diastasis recti your ab muscles are no longer contracting effectively.