Towards the end of my pregnancy I started to experience pain around the top/center of my abdomen. I decided to bring it to my midwives attention, and she informed me that it is possible that my ab muscles are separating and that it is a common occurrence. Leaving her office, I said to Andrew..."how is this a common occurrence if I have never heard of this happening?". So I started to wonder whether it was just Me who had never heard of it! I started to ask around within my mommy network...and after talking to some of my most informed moms, I only came one other person who had experienced it! Not only was I shocked, but I became really concerned about whether or not this would be a problematic injury.
A month later after delivering Piper, I discovered that it IS most definitely a major injury, and not only that, but it would require physiotherapy to fix it! So how did this happen? And most importantly...how can You prevent it from happening when you're pregnant Or if you have already delivered your babe, how can you tell if you (unknowingly) have it to!
"Diastisas":Separation + "Recti":Rectus Abdominis
Hi! My name is Amber, I am a wife and mother to Piper June. Welcome to my blog. You will find my path towards natural health and wellness as well as my honest discoveries as a new mother. In all aspects of life, I strive to cultivate Balance through a mindful existence. I share my experiences as a mother, helpful product reviews and companies that I am passionate about for our family. I am so grateful for your visit xo