Diastasis Recti Affects Many Women During Pregnancy

One actress recently mentioned this little-known condition on social media.

Tia Mowry recently posted a photo of herself and her baby daughter six months postpartum. In the Facebook post, she mentioned diastasis recti: "It's when the abs separate during pregnancy. Shining a spotlight on this because I had never heard of it. Have to go hard on core work to restore."

Diastasis recti is a common condition for pregnant women. Due to strong pressure on the stomach, the abdominal muscles separate. This can take time and exercise to restore after giving birth. 

Mowry, for example, is already six months past giving birth. Core exercises given by a physical trainer are a good way to begin healing. Click here for more information on this common occurrence in pregnancy. 

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Jenna Phipps

Jenna Phipps

Jenna Phipps is a writer, editor, and dancer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys working with other people to improve their writing, taking long road trips, experimenting with choreography, and reading many novels.

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