Diastasis Recti

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How Pregnancy Impacts Abdominal Strength

During pregnancy, abdominal muscles will stretch in order to accommodate the growing baby. For some women, these muscles will retract over a period of time following childbirth. Many others can develop diastasis recti, a condition in which abdominal muscles separate, creating a loose and unflattering appearance and increasing medical risks for hernias and lower back pain.

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