Author: Laura Plankis, PT, DPT In 2016, there were 3,945,875 childbirths.2 Each delivery was unique, as every mother and child are different. Of these millions of deliveries, 68.1% were vaginal deliveries and 31.9% were cesarean deliveries.2 Some women may have delivered in a hospital, others at a birthing center, some at home, and maybe even a
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A diastasis recti is the separation of your rectus abdominis muscle at your linea alba, or your “6-pack muscle”. It is a common occurrence during pregnancy, but in most women this separation will return to normal within the first 6-12 weeks after having the baby. During pregnancy the transverse abdominis (TA) is stretched and weakened; the rectus abdominis (RA) is lengthened, creating a gap between the linea alba.