Pregnancy is a wonderful journey for women, but it comes with various physical challenges. One of the most common issues is diastasis recti, which is a separation of the abdominal muscles. Diastasis recti can occur during pregnancy or postpartum and can cause a bulge in the belly or a gap in the belly button. In this article, we will discuss the symptoms, causes, and prevention tips for diastasis recti.
Symptoms and causes of diastasis recti
Diastasis recti is characterized by a gap or separation of the rectus abdominis muscle, which is the muscle that runs down the center of the abdomen. This gap can cause a bulge in the belly or a gap in the belly button. Some women may also experience lower back pain, pelvic pain, or urinary incontinence.
Diastasis recti is caused by the pressure on the abdominal muscles during pregnancy. As the uterus expands, it puts pressure on the abdominal muscles, which can cause them to separate. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also cause the muscles to become more elastic and less able to support the weight of the growing uterus.
Strengthening core muscles are key to prevention
The key to preventing diastasis recti is to strengthen the core muscles. Strengthening the core muscles can help support the weight of the growing uterus and prevent the muscles from separating. It is essential to start strengthening the core muscles before and during pregnancy to prevent diastasis recti from occurring.
Exercises to prevent diastasis recti
Here are some exercises that can help prevent diastasis recti:
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands on your belly and exhale as you draw your belly button towards your spine. Hold for 5-10 seconds, then release. Repeat 10-15 times.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Inhale, then exhale as you tilt your pelvis towards your belly button. Hold for 5-10 seconds, then release. Repeat 10-15 times.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Slowly lower one foot to tap your toes on the ground, then bring it back up. Repeat with the other foot. Alternate tapping each foot for 30 seconds, then rest.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift one leg up and bring it towards your chest, then extend it towards the ceiling. Switch legs and repeat. Alternate stretching each leg for 30 seconds, then rest.
Professional treatment for the gap in your belly button after pregnancy
If you have already developed diastasis recti, there are professional treatments available to help close the gap in your belly button. Physical therapy, specifically focused on core strengthening, can help bring the muscles back together.
At M-Aesthetic, we understand the importance of treating Diastasis Recti. Medisculpt Body Toning from Biotec Italia, is a non-surgical treatment that effectively targets Diastasis Recti, a common condition where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy or weight gain.
The treatment uses Focused Electro-Magnetic (EM) technology to stimulate muscle contractions and increase blood flow to the abdominal area, promoting muscle growth and strengthening.
With consistent treatment sessions, individuals can experience a reduction in the separation of their abdominal muscles and an improvement in core strength.
In addition to addressing diastasis recti, Medisculpt Body Toning also helps individuals regain their body confidence. The treatment can improve the appearance of the abdomen, reduce excess fat and tighten loose skin, resulting in a more toned and contoured physique.
As a non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime required, allowing patients to return to their daily activities immediately following their treatment.
The benefits of Medisculpt Body Slimming:
-Treats Diastasis Recti
-Improving core strength and reducing abdominal separation
-Experience reduced back pain
-Increased overall physical function
-Regain body confidence
How does it work?
Featuring Focused Electro-Magnetic energy to induce muscle contractions, which is not achievable with voluntary movements.
For every session of Medisculpt Body Toning, the following are engaged:
Muscle: Strengthening of the deep core muscles
Tissue: Regeneration of the connective tissue to close up the gap
Skin: Remodelling of the collagen network to strengthen the skin layer
During each 30 minutes session, the focused electromagnetic stimulation brings about 20,000 strong muscular contractions.
That’s approximately 20,000 sit ups in 30 minutes if we are targeting the abdominal muscles.
In conclusion, Diastasis recti is a common issue that can occur during pregnancy or postpartum. The best way to prevent it is to strengthen the core muscles before and during pregnancy.
If you are facing problems with Diastasis Recti, get in touch with for more information.