What did pregnancy do to your abs
If you feel that you have lost significant core strength after delivering, you are not alone. In fact, many women experience separation of their superficial abdominals! This condition is called "diastasis recti," and it affects several women during and after pregnancy. In fact, many women don't even know if they have a diastasis! Furthermore, many women with a diastasis are unsure how to safely and effectively strengthen and rehabilitate their abdominals after pregnancy. What did pregnancy do to your abs?
It is important that diastsis recti be addressed, as it is correlated with development of low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction (which may include urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pain with intercourse).
A four-course series is being offered beginning February 15. During the introductory class, participants will receive an assessment of their abdomen and an exercise program to address any areas of weakness. Subsequent classes will progress the exercise program and provide individualized coaching to facilitate closure of participants' diastases.