Honestly, this episode could be titled something like “Do as I say, not as I do”, because I absolutely tried to assess a diastisis recti, or DR, during my second pregnancy.
Just as I knew before my pregnancy, there are a couple of major reasons you don’t want to assess a DR during, or even shortly after a pregnancy. One, it’s really hard to do because every person’s body is different and recovers in a different way. Two, you can’t do anything about it except add more stress.
I discuss this, and the right time and way to assess a DR in this quick hit episode, so let’s get to it.