This weekend I was on Facebook in the middle of the night, while feeding Ezra, and clicked on this article: This Condition Could be Causing Your Mom Pooch.
The piece was about Diastasis Recti, which is the separation of the ab muscles, causing your stomach to pooch. The article said 2 out of 3 women who have had two or more babies have it. I knew before even doing the test, I had it – and probably have had it since Adeline.
I watched this video about how to test if you have it.
When I went back to bed, I felt down my stomach. Yep, there it was. A hole in my abs.
I had heard that it was possible for your abs to separate in pregnancy, but hadn’t considered it for myself until reading the article.
During the next feeding, I started watching more videos about it on YouTube.
Today I plan to call my midwife’s office to see if they have a therapist to recommend. I have been working out since the beginning of April, and now know, NO MORE PLANKS AND CRUNCHES. I also want to hear your stories.
Did or do you have Diastasis Recti? What worked for you? Any advice?