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Core Strength and Diastasis Recti Prevention

Diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominal wall that is common in pregnancy due to the stretching of the connective tissue down the centerline of the abdomen. A mixture of hormones, belly expansion, poor posture, core weakness and muscle imbalance makes diastasis recti very common during pregnancy. But functional core strength can prevent and improve diastasis recti DURING pregnancy. This is one of the specialities of The Tummy Team. This lesson will unpack what you need to know about the core and diastasis during pregnancy.

Exhale and zip up. Activating the transverse abdominis helps to connect the right and left side of your abdominal muscles and prevent diastasis recti. Using your breath to connect to your core and draw the muscles in and together while staying tall and aligned can make a huge difference in the stress put on your abdominal muscles throughout your pregnancy.