Simple, At Home Self Check for Diastasis Recti

Self Check for Diastasis Recti

I am about to show you the simple, at-home self check for diastasis recti to see if you have abdominal separation. Learn more about diastasis recti here:

What is Diastasis Recti?

In short, diastasis recti is the gap in between your right and left abdominal wall muscles that can result in a rounded, protruding belly “pooch.”

Why Does it Happen?

DR can occur due to hormones and your ever-expanding uterus. During your pregnancy, the connective tissue called the linea alba thins out in response to a change in your hormone levels in order to accommodate the enlarging uterus.

Why Do Your Own Self Check for Diastasis Recti?

You should always seek medical advice when you need it. And a Physical Therapist can check for you. But I believe that everyone should know how to check themselves for diastasis recti

Core Rehab for Mamas for DR and pelvic floor

Why Should You Check Yourself? 

I cringe when I see some mamas performing exercises or movements that only make their abdominal separation worse, which could result in an even more extended belly, low back pain and in severe cases, a hernia.  If you know how to perform a self-check for diastasis recti then that knowledge and skill will empower you to monitor your own ab separation and to then be able to seek professional help if you notice there is no improvement.

How to Naturally Heal Diastasis Recti

To heal DR, you need a comprehensive program that covers:

  1. proper body mechanics
  2. posture and alignment
  3. a gradual progression of abdominal strengthening exercises
  4. correct breathing techniques
  5. and more.

Why PregActive?

For a comprehensive healing program, my Core Rehab for Mamas program is for you. You can check it out here if you’d like to learn more:

Kerryn Boyle
Kerryn Boyle
Kerryn is a Prenatal Exercise Instructor. Kerryn’s areas of expertise includes providing women with safe at-home pregnancy workouts and postpartum workouts. From pregnancy yoga classes to week by week, it's all right here.

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