Diastasis Recti Awareness Month

I feel so giddy! I feel giddy, because guys, I have an Instagram account for About That Core!

And in the few hours since I set up the account, I’ve learned that July is Diastasis awareness month! I’ve had so much fun learning from others, experts in this field, may I add, that are passionate about core health, and core dysfunction awareness, and core restoration, and there’s such an awesome sense of community in these discussions, as many, like me, have experienced first hand how limiting it is to live with a condition that many, including medical professionals who should know better, brush aside as a non-issue.

Facts and tips are being shared, myths are being debunked, and the information is tip top, and my geeky heart is so full of excitement to have found another resource! Do you ever feel the same about certain subjects of interest? If you do, would you please share them below?

Anyhow, check out the few examples below, all from The Tummy Team – who I think I might be in love with – such a clever team. They come highly recommended, as far as core restoration programs go, and are available online, hence worldwide.

🤰🏼 Pregnancy *can* increase the risk of diastasis recti due to months of forward pressure on the connective tissue combined with increased laxity from pregnancy hormones. • *However* a stretched out and separated abdominal wall can absolutely can be treated – even avoided – during pregnancy by proper upright core activation, postural alignment and functional integration of the core throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery. • 🤔 Now if only we knew someone who trains women in those things?? Oh! WE DO!! 😉 • 👉 Check out our Prenatal Core Training Online Course at THETUMMYTEAM.COM 📲 • • • #DiastasisRectiAwarenessMonth #DebunkingMyths #PreventDiastasisRecti #CheckYourself #DiastasisRecti #RestoreYourCore #RelieveYourPain #ReclaimYourself #StrongCore4Life

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11 thoughts on “Diastasis Recti Awareness Month”

  1. Those graphics from the Tummy team definitely ARE great! I had no idea that men could get diastasis recti as well though… what do you know?!
    It’s amazing how the whole body is so connected to the core, isn’t it? And how a simple thing as learning to lift correctly can help your whole body function better! For me, lifting correctly means keeping my back issues (herniated disc and muscle pains) to a minimum.

    1. Hi Marlaine, 

      Yes, The Tummy Team’s graphics are awesome! Very clear and informative. Yes, men too! And even young children! Many babies are born with it too, but of course it corrects itself as they grow and develop, thankfully. And yup, the core and it’s supportive structures connect to all aspects within our bodies in terms of movement – amazing, huh? Good on you knowing how to tap into correct movements for your body to keep you feeling good. Back issues suck!

  2. Hi Jacquie.

    I had no idea that it was Diastasis Recti Awareness Month. But then again, I have never heard of Diastasis Recti, either. It sounds like I might have it though. I feel like there is pressure in my abdomen much of the time. This was a good post to make us aware. I hope you do a post on how to correct it, too. 🙂

    My core needs work, so I’m excited about your site. I think you will be able to help many people regain this important muscle strength to look and feel better.


    1. Hi Jeannie, thank you for  your comment!

      Unfortunately, it’s fairly common, in varying degrees, and many are going through life with aches and pains associated with core issues like DR yet totally unaware!  I will be posting how to check for it and how to correct it, certainly, so please check back!

  3. hi Jackie,
    Just visited your site aboutthatcore and found the article related to “Diastasis Recti Awareness Month” really helpful and informative.I should thank you for making the great article and the pictures also are informative, I especially liked the picture that shows how and in what position you should lift the weight. Up till now I always thought that Diastasis Recti is related only to pregnant women and not for men I am book marking your site so that I can read future posts from you.

    1. Aww, thank you so much for reading Amit, and I’m glad you found the article informative. And yes, DR can affect men too – when I first heard this, I was surprised too, but if you dig deeper, it does make sense – we’re all vulnerable to strains on our bodies, and while pregnancy is a very obvious, many other things cause strain too. Knowledge is power, huh? 

  4. Could you provide a definition of Diastasis Recti and how to determine if you have it? I’ve had 3 children and have never heard of it, so am fearful I may have it. It sounds like it’s got something to do with abdominal separation, but I’m not sure what that means either.

  5. Hi Jacquie,

    I have never heard of Diastasis Recti Awareness Month. To be honest I don’t know what the core is. I watched the video and sounds like it’s a program to help people with every aspect of their body. Also by viewing your ‘About that core” link, it’s great how much you can benefit with this website. Is this like a new type of rehab? It sounds like you can do this program in your own home which I think is great.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hello Rosa, thanks for stopping by.

      Your core is the middle part of your body – your torso, essentially. 

      Keep reading, you are in the right place to get you acquainted with your core.

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