It has been almost 3 years since my 2nd child was born. After going through a Caesarean delivery, and a natural childbirth, my body is just not what it used to be. I wonder sometimes how frustrating it is to be a woman, and yet how amazing and beautiful it can be to experience a little human growing inside you!
The first time I heard of Diastasis Recti (DR) was from a fellow mum, and I was in utter shock. I wonder if DR the caused for my bulging tummy? I did some research on DR and after consulting my Gynae, I started to dive back to practising yoga again 3 months post-partum. Here are some of the yoga poses that help aid my DR journey!
What is Diastasis Recti?
Diastasis recti occurs when your abdominal wall (specifically the linea alba) begins to separate due to your growing baby bump.
This ab separation is actually common during pregnancies, but some women may experience more severe separation in their abdominal wall. This severe ab separation leaves the core weaker and can actually cause discomfort.
Diastasis recti is extremely common in those who are pregnant and during the postpartum period. It affects 60% of people. It usually resolves itself within eight weeks of delivery. About 40% of those who have diastasis recti still have it by six months postpartum.