How To Prevent Diastasis Recti (In Pregnancy & Beyond)

How To Prevent Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy

The best strategy for preventing diastasis recti during pregnancy is through regular core strengthening exercises and proper weight management.

You might be able to check if you have abdominal muscle separation with the wall curl test if you are still in the early second trimester.

Can You Tell If You Have Diastasis Recti While Pregnant?

The Most Important Muscles To Train In Order of Importance

1. Transverse abdominis muscles (TVA) 2. Obliques, and 3. Rectus abdominis

Now let's go over the exercises...

Black Section Separator

One of the easiest ways to strengthen your transverse abdominis muscles is to perform diaphragmatic breathing.

How to strengthen your transverse abdominals in pregnancy

Black Section Separator

Modified plank reps

– Assume a push-up position with your hands underneath your shoulders. – Keep your core tight and your glute muscles engaged.

Black Section Separator

How to strengthen your obliques in pregnancy

Modified side plank

Leave your bottom knee on the floor to reduce the intensity of the exercise