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You Could Have Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a separation of your abdominal muscles, most commonly found in women after child birth.  It is extremely common affecting 30 percent of all moms!  The problem is that if you have this separation, it often made worse by working out, causing the separation to get even wider.  This condition is why a lot of moms complain that no matter what they do they can not get their pre-baby body back, even after they lost the weight.  To check if you have a diastasis recti, lay down flat with bent knees.  Lift your head up slightly and place your fingers in the middle of your abs.  If there is room for more than two fingers, you have it.  You should consult with your doctor and a personal trainer who will design work outs to help close the gap.  Often a tummy tuck or abdominalplasty is the only way to completely repair it.