Moms do you suffer from Diastasis Recti?

Baby bump & DR

This term may seem uncommon to you, but it turns out that this medical condition affects a lot of Mom during and after pregnancy. Having diastasis recti will impede your pre-pregnancy body! Read through this article to be able to find out if you’re suffering from this particular condition and how to heal it.

What is Diastasis Recti and how to notice it?

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti or DR is the medical term to explain a separation between abdominal muscles. During pregnancy, abdominal tissues stretch to host your kid safely. After delivery, these tissues are supposed to go back to normal with the regulation of hormones levels. However, it’s not always the case, and some women will suffer from Diastasis Recti. This condition will make it hard for moms to get back a flat stomach along with other symptoms as backaches, pelvic floor strain, prolapse of organs in the lower abdominals, deterioration of posture, muscle imbalances and other aches and pains.

Usually, women suffering from DR will feel a gap in their abdominal when touching it while lied down. If any doubt, it is advised to visit your physician or a physiotherapist. They will run different kind of test before making a diagnosis.

How to heal it?

Mom doing exercice

Surgical intervention can be a solution for severe cases. Nonetheless, customized exercises given by physiotherapist will be the most helpful. Indeed, to completely get rid of DR, you need to regain your muscle strength. Working on your recovery with a physiotherapist and weekly meeting is essential to ensure a safe recovery. Moreover, being aware of DR before and during pregnancy can also help you implement the right exercises in your daily routine and then avoid the risk of complication after your little one’s birth.

If you would like to be helped and counseled or talk with mothers that have been through DR. Don’t hesitate in contacting the caring Women Wellness Blueprint community (wwb@flexmobstudios.com) and ask for the next workshop date in Kuala Lumpur.

Parents, find more articles and useful information on Motherhood.com.my.

Credit for information:  Lavinia Chew, Physiotherapist, Founder of Flexmob Studios.
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