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.
Can you see diastasis recti while pregnant?