|||2||| diastasis



|||2||| STILL can’t see your feet and baby has arrived? WHAT exactly is a diastasis recti? >>> I am so glad some of you asked and even more pumped to share my healing process with you.
As women our midline is very vulnerable to separation during pregnancy THANKS to the pressure of our darling growing baby in the uterus, which leans against the front wall of our abdominals. This pressure, combined with hormonal changes, weight gain, and bearing down through labor, can force this gap to open (or rip for better words) near the belly button like a zipper. This separation can range in size from 2 to 20 cm in width and 12 to 15 cm in length. The separation itself is called #diastasisrecti, and studies show that 37% of women who have one pregnancy experience this condition and 67% of women who have had multiple pregnancies do so.

1| Lay on your back with your knees bent and your fingers placed above your belly button.
2| Lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the floor and press your fingers firmly down. Feel to see if you have a gap in between your abs. If you do feel a gap, use your fingers to measure the size of the separation.
3| Repeat the test, but this time place your fingers below the belly button.
If either gap is the width of two+ fingers guess what, you’ve got it. #diastasisrecti #babybelly #mamaworkout #rootschildbirth #loveyourbody #homebirthmama #mamabody #mommybody #backproblems #diastasisrectirecovery #diastasis #mommylife #mummytummy

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