Diastasis Recti is also known as abdominal separation. It’s extremely common (usually happens to about 1 in 3 of us new mums.) So no biggie.
If you have diastasis recti don’t worry, there’s a number of exercises to get your abs back to pre baby state 🙂 There’s also a number of exercises to AVOID if you have separated abs which I’ll go through a bit later. First of all how to check yourself 🙂
- Lay down on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
- Put one hand behind your head and with the other hand, place 3 fingers above your belly button pointing down towards your waistline.
- Lift your head up (as if about to do a crunch) and see how many fingers fit between in the gap.
if you can fit more than 2 1/2 fingers into the separation when you’re contracting your abs, then this is mild diastasis recti. 4 to 5 fingers is slightly more severe. But like i said, no biggie and there’s a number of ways to close the gap. To be continued…