The popular belief that diastasis recti (DR) is a problem that needs fixing leaves mothers feeling like their bodies are broken. I’m putting a stop to that messaging on the podcast today with my guest, Inemesit Graham. She’s busting some common myths about DR and giving you some strategies you need to support yourself. Enjoy!
Here’s a sneak peek at what we discussed:
- What diastasis is and isn’t.
- What happens before and after you have a baby – that no one talks about.
- Why you need to stop viewing DR as an injury that needs fixing.
- Why language around DR and your body matters.
- Some of the reasons why your belly could be distended and what to do about it.
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Here’s a list of relevant research mentioned in this episode:
- Conclusions: Prevalence of mild diastasis recti was high both during pregnancy and after childbirth. Women with and without diastasis recti reported the same amount of lumbopelvic pain 12 months postpartum.
- Conclusion: Women with diastasis recti were not more likely to have weakened pelvic floor muscle strength and increased urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse at 6-8 weeks postpartum.
- Conclusion: Diastasis recti is not a risk factor for stress urinary incontinence.
- Conclusion: The relationship of the diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction has no connection, even with the severity of inter-rectus distance increasing.
- Conclusion: Women with diastasis recti have no higher prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction, low back or pelvic girdle pain than women without diastasis recti.
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