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Restore Your Core: Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Floor Talks
Diastasis recti is a very common condition that can occur during pregnancy and even extend postpartum. DR can affect women and men in varying ways and during different stages of their lives. More research regarding the prevalence, risk factors, and best treatments for diastasis recti have been on a rise.
One of the best things you can do during pregnancy is prehab. I have many long term clients who were able to prevent their diastasis recti from returning with subsequent pregnancies by working their core in a smart, functional way the entirety of their pregnancy. Many report that their core felt stronger than ever with the prehab work that they did. Pregnancy is not an illness, there is no need to halt all exercise. We do, however, want to make good exercise choices. It is very important to exercise your core during pregnancy but not to increase intra ab pressure as you do so.