What causes diastasis recti?
Pregnancy strongly increases the risk of diastasis, since the uterus becomes growingly larger. The deformation of the belly occurs at the third trimester of pregnancy but generally disappears a few weeks after delivery for most women.
However, for more than a third of them, this deformation remains after delivery. Indeed, under the effect of relaxin, the hormone secreted to help the baby come through more easily during delivery, the linea alba can loosen up, bringing about diastasis recti.
Women who gave birth to more than two babies, to twins or to a baby that weighed more than 4 kg (9 lb), have a higher occurrence of suffering from this condition.
How to treat it?
A surgical procedure is not always necessary: a tecartherapy treatment can be sufficient to correct or reduce diastasis recti. To this end, follow the following Winback protocol.
Spanish physiotherapy center Fisactive uses Winback tecartherapy technology to treat women suffering from diastasis recti, as evidenced by the video below.