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6 Exercises to Fix & Heal Diastasis Recti | ADVANCED Postpartum Abdominal Repair Workout

Once you’re a mom, everything changes. You have a new routine, new responsibilities and soon after, you might even think to yourself: how can I heal my abs after pregnancy?

Well, during pregnancy, your abs stretch to make room for your growing baby. This is what the muscles were designed to do. But what exactly happens to abs AFTER pregnancy?

When the abdominal muscles separate and do not CLOSE after giving birth, this is called Diastasis Recti. And it’s much more common than you think.

If you have been losing your baby weight, but your pooch isn’t flattening, you may have diastasis recti.

Diastasis recti is a condition that affects about 1 in 3 moms. That is a huge percentage and what’s more is most of us aren’t really even aware of what it is or how to fix it.

To make matters worse, is certain exercises like crunches can actually worsen this condition. However there are some exercises that you can do to help heal and fix your gap!

Here are 6 of my favorite moves for DR. Please be sure to watch the video above for demonstrations for each move, exercise names, reps, and sets!

Your trainer and friend,