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Diastasis recti in pregnancy - what it is, why it happens, and what we can do about it!

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Diastasis Recti:


Diastasis Recti is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles, that run up and down in our abdomen, known as the “six-pack” muscles.  It occurs during pregnancy due to stretching from a growing uterus and baby and a weakening of the connective tissue that holds them together.


Did you know that all women at term have a Diastasis recti??? Does that mean it is going to continue postpartum?…no…


Kim Vopni, The Vagina Coach, joins me on our podcast to discuss the importance of training for birth, just like any major life event, such as a marathon, and how this can improve our outcome when it comes to Diastasis.


We discuss the risk factors, how to diagnosis diastasis,  and what we can do postpartum to help improve it!


We also discuss her amazing course, Prepare to Push, and how she educates pregnant women about their anatomy, and gives exercises to help strengthen their core, pelvic floor and diaphragm to allow them to feel more confident going into delivery and have an easier recovery postpartum.  If you are interested in learning more about it check out her course here!


Prepare to Push Course 

You can find Kim on Instagram @VaginaCoach

Her private facebook group Box Talk


Course: Power To Push

Here is her youtube video on how to stand in pregnancy:

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