A growing belly is one of the most apparent – and adorable – signs of pregnancy. Less obvious, though, is the potential damage of the expanding abdomen.
What is diastasis recti?
Diastasis recti is the excessive separation of structures of the anterior abdominal wall. To accommodate for a developing baby, pregnancy hormones soften the muscles and connective tissue of the abdominal wall to make them more pliable. Stretching causes these structures to widen and thin, weakening them. As pressure from the uterus increases, the vulnerable structures ... Read More.