Updated: Aug 19
Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is the separation of the rectus abdominis muscle via the widening of the linea alba (a thin band of connective tissue that connects your rectus abdominis muscle down the midline of your abdomen). One of the most common causes of DRA is pregnancy (at least 66% of women will have some level of DRA by the end of their 3rd trimester) but other risk factors include: poor body mechanics with heavy lifting, c-section birth, large baby, multiparity (i.e. having multiples), etc. DRA most commonly occurs in women, but men can develop it as well.
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