Pre & Postnatal Info Corner

May 14, 2019

by Effie Koustas, MSPT

Do you feel a soft spot between your abdominal muscles? If the answer is yes, you may have a separation or what we refer to, medically, as diastasis. Don’t worry, this is a normal part of pregnancy. The good news: There is a way to resolve it with exercise! The first exercise is to work your transverse abdominal muscle in isolation. This muscle can be located just inside the front of your pelvic bones. Lie down on your back with your knees bent and use your fingertips to locate the prominent part of the bones on either side of your pelvis. Move your fingertips an inch toward your belly button and sink your fingers into your belly. From here, think of flattening your lower abdominals as if you were putting on your skinny jeans! Unsure if you are doing this correctly? Come see us and find out for sure and learn what other exercises are recommended and which to avoid.

 

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