It’s important to know that diastasis is a normal occurrence during and after pregnancy. You also need to know when it is considered abnormal, so that you can take the appropriate steps to recover your normal abdominal wall function.
Lying down as much as possible is one of the key aspects of postpartum recovery. When it’s easier said than done for the modern day mama, here are the practical tips you need to consider in order to achieve this during the first 40 days after birth.
Birth is something we often put on the backburner. We might not see it as important, (especially when we compare to the energy we often give planning a wedding….) when it has the capacity to be the most life altering experience, whether that is in a positive or negative way. You don’t have to look too far to find a woman who has had a difficult or traumatic birth, yet it also has the capacity to be one of the most empowering and amazing days of our lives. Research shows it’s not the WAY that we give birth that has the biggest impact on how we feel about our birth experience (i.e assisted birth, natural, c-section) but whether we felt listened to, cared for, and part of the decision making process that ultimately affects us the most in birth.