a note on Diastasis Recti
Dealing with Diastasis Recti (DR) is troubling for many women. It afflicts all body types, from the toughest yogis to the least flexible movers.
The question as to whether one belly has DR over another depends on several variables:
what kind of activities you did leading up to & during pregnancy
whether you've had multiple pregnancies
how your body recovered from earlier pregnancies
how the soft tissue (linea alba) of your abdomen responded to your postpartum movement
Whether dealing with extreme separation or a more moderate one, there is always an opportunity for healing. Even if it's been years since your last pregnancy, the variables that are under your control now relate to how well you integrate deep core work into your everyday movement.
A consistent reinforcement of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles will restore their elasticity and heal the linea alba that causes the separation. Many women with a very large DR after several pregnancies increasingly get stronger AND close their abdominals with the Maternal Wellness program.
You can too.