After delivery Diastasis recti

How to know if you still have diastasis recti after the delivery

February 27, 2019


How to know if you still have diastasis recti after the delivery

During pregnancy most women get diastasis recti during either their second or third trimester. For some that separation doesn’t close completely after giving birth. If you want to find out if you still have separated abdominal muscles, lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Place your fingertips along the midline of your belly with your fingers pointing toward your feet. Lift your head without bringing any part of your back off the ground. Now see how many finger-widths that fit in the space between your right and left abdominals. 1 to 2 fingers is considered normal and more than that is due to an abdominal separation also known as diastasis recti.

Are you pregnant and want to know what you can do to help preventing diastasis recti? Read this article How do I minimize diastasis recti during pregnancy?

Disclaimer: Always consult with your doctor to get an “all clear” to start exercising.

Mommy life combined with training. Founder of Restlessmama

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