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#1 Ab Challenge Post-Diastasis Recti

To all you Mommy's out there that have a fingertip-sized gap in your core, you aren't alone. 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, and 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 (14)

Jun 19

Changing to a ND-prescribed nutritional plan is hard, hard, hard—but can be life-changingly worth it. Thank you for sharing your struggles and journey!


Jun 01

Inflammation has plagued me since I contracted Lyme… only

complicated by my recent injuries. Im going to look more in to this!


Feb 20

I wonder if we have Naturopaths in western ny

Replying to

You do! I just googled it and a bunch popped up.




I started going to a natural path and same as you

she took a full hour to get to know me

I finally felt like a human not a produc. I read a blog called deep rootsthe home

fabulous information to take into consideration for everything for your health

God bless

Replying to

Hi Marianne,

Thanks for sending me info about the blog. I'll check it out


Feb 01

From what I have been reading. In the book Let food be your medicine by Dr Colbert sometimes it could be an inflammatory issue in your body and you body is letting it show on your skin. You eat pretty healthy but who knows you maybe eating a healthy thing like peppers for example that is causing inflammation in your gut /intestine. Just a thought. Love your work! Dawn R

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Great Book! Thank you for your thoughts. You just may be right! ❤️


Jan 24

I would not take the same injection but would ask the doctor for other options.

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