It’s natural. During pregnancy, the recti muscles separate to make room for your growing uterus. The goal during pregnancy is to keep the separation as small as possible in order to maintain support for your lower back and pelvic floor, maintain abdominal function for delivery and create an easier postpartum recovery.
Exercise works! The occurrence and size of diastasis recti is much greater in pregnant women who do not do abdominal strengthening exercises. But not all exercises are helpful, some can even make a DRA worse.
You can start now. By focusing on your core and pelvic floor now you can enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy while learning tools for labor, delivery and postpartum healing. It is much easier to learn these new skills now rather than when you are caring for a newborn! A DRA rehab program can be started up to 38 weeks into your pregnancy.
At your appointments you will learn…
We are here to support you! It’s our passion to empower you with this information and support you through your journey.
Your core and pelvic floor are priority #1 when exercising during your pregnancy.
Learn more about our Prenatal Core Training Sessions.
At your training sessions you will learn…