Offline Diastasis Recti


          During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through a multitude of physical, mental and behavioral changes. Abdominal diastasis can be part of these physical changes and this occurs as the pregnancy progresses. A pregnant woman’s body must adapt to a growing uterus. After birth, the diastasis should resolve itself in a few weeks.

          Two thirds of women going through a second pregnancy experience the diastasis of the straight abdominal muscles, a condition that continues after giving birth. This condition occurs especially in women after 35 or in those who went through multiple pregnancies. There is a greater chance that this condition will occur in women going through a second or third pregnancy than in the case of women who only had one pregnancy.