WHAT IS DIASTASIS RECTI?

Diastasis Recti refers to the separation of the outer-most abdominal layer - your Rectus or 6-pack muscle group - along the linea alba into left and right halves.

The linea alba is the connective tissue which joins the different layers of abdominal muscles at the midline of the body – it often becomes more visible during pregnancy, but will now begin to fade in your postnatal period.

This separation is 100% normal and had to happen to make room for your growing baby. EVERY postnatal woman will have some degree of diastasis recti but this will vary greatly.

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