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Frequently Searched Questions About Diastasis Recti on Google

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Do you have several questions about diastasis recti? You can end your search now. The Tummy Team has compiled the most frequently searched questions on Google about diastasis recti to provide you one space that can give you all the answers you need. Take a look at the questions below as well as our answers…

Diastasis Recti & Pregnancy

Diastasis Recti is common during pregnancy due to the forward forceful pressure put on the connective tissue of the abdominal wall combined with the extra elasticity of the connective tissue due to Relaxin and other pregnancy hormones.  Diastasis contributes to poor fetal alignment, increased low back pain, increased constipation, increased pelvic instability, and pubic bone pain and difficulty during labor and pushing.  In addition, a significant diastasis combined with pregnancy increases the risk of developing a hernia.  The good news is that diastasis can be treated during pregnancy to minimize all of these negative impacts. The Tummy Team offers 3 different online Prenatal Core Training courses to meet the needs of all pregnant women.

Yes, Diastasis Recti can be noticeable during pregnancy.  Sometimes it presents like bulging or tenting of the tummy when getting out of bed, other times it presents with a torpedo-shaped belly bump, and other times you can only identify it with a diastasis recti test.  It is helpful to check yourself for a diastasis and get prenatal core training to help minimize the effects of diastasis and strengthen your core for pregnancy, birth, and birth recovery. The Tummy Team has a “how to check yourself for a diastasis while you are pregnant” video to help you.

When alignment and functional core strength is effectively addressed early, a diastasis can be prevented during pregnancy.  If a diastasis is discovered during pregnancy, it can be minimized and prevented from getting more severe as well.  A comprehensive approach that works on optimal alignment, internal functional core strength and addresses the connection and coordination of the core and pelvic floor is the most effective prenatal treatment. It is important not to wait until after the birth to get care from a specialist for your diastasis. Here is how to start.

Yes! Prenatal core training or Core Preparation for Cesarean Birth are incredibly effective at treating diastasis recti and the connected symptoms of functional core weakness DURING pregnancy.  The Tummy Team has a step by step approach to intentionally address these issues and prepare your core for the demands of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and birth recovery. 


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If you are wondering how you can heal your diastasis, you’ve come to the right place. The Tummy Team specializes in healing diastasis recti and other symptoms of pelvic floor weakness as well as prenatal training. We highly encourage you to check out Core Foundations, Core Foundations for Men, and the other programs that we offer at Not sure what course may be best for you? Take our online program questionnaire and do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!



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