Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, but it can bring about changes in a woman’s body that extend beyond the joy of welcoming a new life. One common challenge many mums face is diastasis recti, often known as abdominal separation.
Diastasis recti is a condition where the abdominal muscles, which run vertically along the midline of the stomach, separate due to the stretching and thinning of the connective tissue. This separation creates a gap that can persist postpartum, impacting the appearance and functionality of your abdominal area.
“Diastasis” means separation. “Recti” refers to your ab muscles called the “rectus abdominis.”
Picture it as a condition where the muscles in your tummy take a bit of a post-pregnancy stretch and don’t come back together as they should. This condition can leave you with what’s sometimes referred to as ‘mummy tummy’ or ‘mummy pooch.’
If you observe that your belly protrudes more than it did before pregnancy, especially above the belly button, it could indicate a separation of your abdominal muscles.
Your abdomen comprises the left and right ab muscles, separated by a thin band of connective tissue called the linea alba. During pregnancy, your abdomen faces a lot of pressure.
The linea alba thins and pulls apart as the uterus expands during pregnancy. Diastasis recti occurs when the linea alba is overstretched and doesn’t come back together. The left and right sides of the abdominals stay separated.
While the linea alba can naturally heal and come back together after childbirth, its effectiveness relies on its elasticity, similar to a rubber band. If overstretched, the gap in the abdominals may not close as effectively, resulting in diastasis recti.
For those experiencing diastasis recti, the belly might protrude just above or below the belly button, making you look pregnant even months or years after giving birth. It’s a shared experience many mums can relate to.
Diastasis recti is highly common during pregnancy and in the postpartum phase, impacting around 60% of mummies. Typically, it resolves naturally within eight weeks after delivery. However, approximately 40% of those experiencing diastasis recti still have it at the six-month postpartum mark.
Diastasis recti is not painful. While you might feel pain from associated side effects, the separation of the abdominal muscles itself doesn’t cause pain. It’s common to feel a sense of weakness in your core, especially when engaging in tasks that were once effortless, such as lifting a laundry basket.
Diagnosing Diastasis Recti involves a physical examination by a healthcare professional. However, you can also perform a self-check:
If you detect a gap of two or more finger widths, discussing your concerns with your healthcare provider is advisable. They can provide a proper diagnosis of diastasis recti and recommend appropriate care.
If left untreated, diastasis recti can give rise to various health concerns such as:
Moreover, the noticeable protrusion in the stomach area may lead to self-consciousness, and adversely impact your self-esteem.
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