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International Diastasis Recti Awareness Month

Understanding Diastasis Recti

Hello everyone! As we mark International Diastasis Recti Awareness Month, I want to share some insights about diastasis recti, especially since it’s an issue close to the heart for many women during and after pregnancy.

Diastasis recti is a condition where the large abdominal muscles separate. This can happen to anyone, but it’s particularly common among pregnant and postpartum women. During pregnancy, your belly needs to make room for your growing baby, and this causes the connective tissue (linea alba) between your right and left abdominal muscles to stretch and weaken.

How Does Diastasis Recti Happen?

As your baby grows, the uterus expands, which puts pressure on your abdominal muscles. Over time, this can lead to the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles, creating a gap. Think of it as your abdominal muscles making way for your baby. The extent of this separation can vary from person to person, and while it’s a natural part of pregnancy, it doesn’t always fully resolve on its own after childbirth.

Several factors can contribute to diastasis recti, including:

1. Multiple Pregnancies

If you’ve had more than one pregnancy, especially close together, your muscles may not get the chance to regain their previous strength.

2. Large Baby or Multiple Births

Carrying a larger baby or multiple babies can increase the likelihood of diastasis recti.

3. Improper Exercise

Certain exercises that overly strain the abdominal muscles can exacerbate the separation.

4. Improper Posture and Muscle Activation

Poor posture and incorrect muscle activation during daily activities or exercise can also contribute to the condition.

What Can You Do About It?

The good news is that diastasis recti can often be managed and improved with the right approach. At our Women and Children Therapy Centre, we focus on personalized care plans that address the unique needs of each woman. Here’s what we recommend:

1. Postnatal Exercises

Gentle, targeted exercises can help strengthen your core and bring your abdominal muscles back together. Our team of experts will guide you through safe and effective routines.

2.Education and Support

Understanding your body and the changes it goes through is crucial. We provide education sessions to help you learn more about diastasis recti and how to manage it.

3. Avoid Strain

During recovery, it’s important to avoid activities and exercises that put too much pressure on your abdomen, like heavy lifting or intense core workouts.

4. Medisculpt

Using of Medisculpt can help to get your abdominal muscles activation going.

Remember, You’re Not Alone

Diastasis recti is common, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Our centre is here to support you every step of the way. Whether you’re pregnant, newly postpartum, or years past childbirth, we believe in providing compassionate care tailored to your needs. This International Diastasis Recti Awareness Month, let’s spread the word, support each other, and work towards stronger, healthier bodies.

If you have any questions or need personalized advice, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here for you!

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