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#1 Ab Challenge Post-Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is very common for all women who have had children, and if you've had surgery like I did while pregnant, then the gap can be more significant. If you've never noticed this, take a moment, lie on your back, and press your fingers against the middle of your core. If you have a gap, then you have Diastasis Recti.

Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., says, "Excessive inner-abdominal pressure causes diastasis recti. During pregnancy, your abdominal muscles and connective tissues become stretched from your expanding uterus. The pregnancy hormones relaxin and estrogen help them along. Pushing during delivery can also lead to diastasis recti."

You may wonder why this is the first post in the ab challenge. It's because Diastasis Recti can result in...

Core stability and mobility

back pain

pelvic pain

damage to your posture

pelvic floor dysfunction

hernia, in extreme cases

But there is a way to close this gap. December's featured snacker, Bri Joy, Rev X Lead Instructor, Revelation Wellness Educator, Certified Personal Trainer, and Nutrition Coach in Training, has a workout video to help you "close the gap."

She also recommends "The Balanced Life" website for more information.


Comments (5)

Feb 09

Love this ❤️


We are definitely going to try out this recipe!


Jan 25

Great topic Heather! It's definitely one not talked about often and one that you just have to try to figure it out on your own, at least for me anyway.


Jan 20

Amen, Heather! These words are so true and encouraging right now!


Jan 01

Thank you, Heather, for your beautiful post. I alwasy feel so much love and encouragement from reading your blog posts <3

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