Before I was pregnant, I had no idea how my body was going to change to bring in this little person into the world. Once she was here, I felt like I had to learn how to be me again. I found out that during pregnancy my body had developed Diastasis Recti.
Diastasis Recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles. Most commonly occurs as a result of pregnancy.
Some women are just prone to this abdominal separation, but there are some factors that increase the likelihood of it occurring:
Carrying multiples or having a larger singleton pregnancy (baby over 9 pounds) can cause diastasis recti to form.
My daughter was 9 pounds at birth, so that was probably the cause of mine.