Diastasis Recti and Pregnancy

    By Kelly Dean

    Diastasis Recti often occurs during pregnancy due to the dramatic transformation to the abdominal wall over a course of several months. The growing uterus places a lot of pressure on the connective tissue and pregnancy hormones magnify the elasticity of that tissue making it extra vulnerable to excessive stretching. While diastasis is common and explainable it also can become too extreme and can have negative impact on pregnancy, labor, delivery and birth recovery. The good news it that we can treat diastasis effectively during pregnancy to reverse its impact and set the stage for better birth and birth recovery.