Diastasis Recti: CLOSURE…When is Separation no longer a DIASTASIS |

 

I get many questions from mums asking about Diastasis. One of the most frequent is ‘When is my separation no longer a DIASTASIS?’

In the video below, I decided to draw on myself to help teach and show women more clearly when a Diastasis is no longer a ‘gap’ of concern. It is this question that I concentrate on in the video below. 

There is also a brief explanation of how to assess diastasis recti, but please go here for a full guide and more expert information on Diastasis. 

 

 

 

After giving birth to 3 babies, I do not have a DIASTASIS anymore; I wanted to show mums just how wide apart the measurement of a natural lines alba is. I decided to try and draw on myself to help women visually see the gap.  Thankfully I feel it worked quite well! 

 

 

In the photo below notice, that there are two pen marks around my belly button. I showed the width when relaxed and then marked the gap when my Transverse and Pelvic Floor Muscles were activated. It’s almost two fingers wide, and that’s OKAY!

 

 

Core Confidence!

In the last 5 minutes of the video, I show mums the difference between loose skin and losing control of their core muscles.

Knowing when to progress core exercises safely, postpartum is paramount in your recovery.

Staying at basic exercises for too long, and you will minimal progress, but progressing too quickly can increase the risk of injury, pelvic floor issues, and a diastasis not healing to optimal. 

 

 

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