What is Diastasis Recti Abdominis?
This is known as ab separation which is very common among pregnant women. During pregnancy, there is a lot of pressure on the belly and this can cause the muscles to not keep their shape. When the ab muscles move aside in this fashion, the uterus, bowels, and other organs only have a thin band of connective tissues to hold them in place. Without this muscle support, a vaginal delivery could be much more difficult. It’s important to know that it can also cause lower back pain, constipation, and also urine leaking. You may find that it’s harder to breathe and move normally. It’s important to work with a qualified physical therapist because it’s important that you don’t strain to cause more issues.