What Causes Diastasis Recti?
by Olivia Cagle
Believe it or not, pregnancy is not the cause for diastasis. Yes, a little bit of separation can be normal with pregnancy to help make room for baby, but that separation should naturally go back by itself. Diastasis Recti is usually caused by poor posture, poor breathing habits, malalignment,and muscle imbalances. When we walk around with poor posture, that creates an intra abdominal pressure. That intra abdominal pressure can cause diastasis, hernias, pelvic floor leakage, and pelvic organ prolapse. If you have inner abdominal pressure going on and you get pregnant, that pressure is what will cause your diastasis…and maybe even pelvic floor leakage.
Here’s a quick video explaining even more.
If you are wondering if you have diastasis, click the following link to a video I made showing you how to check for diastasis.
Here’s Some Homework For You 🙂
1. If you have any questions about your diastasis, fill in the Contact form below. If your on your phone, there’s a blue button that says Contact at the bottom of the screen. If you’re on a computer, it’s at the bottom right hand corner.
2. If you want more info on diastasis, here are my posts on that topic: Diastasis Blog Posts
3. If you’re ready to get started healing your diastasis, check out my 8 week program called The Diastasis Fix