How To Tell If You Have Diastasis Recti: Everything You Need To Know

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Diastasis recti is a condition that occurs when your abdominal muscles separate along the midline.

What Is Diastasis Recti?

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Separation of your rectus abdomini muscles is thought to occur from a weakness of the linea alba, the connective tissue in between the muscle

Why Does It Occur?

How To Tell If You Have Diastasis Recti

There is one simple test to determine if you have diastasis recti that you can do at home. It's a modified curl-up.

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There is one thing that you can do to decrease your risk of developing diastasis recti. Gentle core exercises during pregnancy, such as:

Can Diastasis Recti Be Prevented?

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Focus on expanding your rib cage with each inhale, and gently contracting the abs on the exhale

Diaphragmatic Breathing

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Focus on flattening your low back against the ground and contracting your abdominal muscles on each rep.

Posterior Pelvic Tilts

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Focus on bringing one knee to the opposite elbow.

Modified Mountain Climbers