Module 3

Diastasis Recti (DRAM)

You’ve probably heard of diastasis recti… sometimes referred to as abdominal separation or DRAM.

Diastasis recti is very common during pregnancy and after birth.

In this video, you will learn how to assess yourself for abdominal separation so that you can monitor your tummy during pregnancy.

I will also teach you how to prevent and manage your separation from getting out of control!

You can’t prevent diastasis recti during pregnancy. All pregnant women will have some degree of abdominal separation by the end of their pregnancy.

However, you can minimise your risk factors so that your separation is not wider than necessary. This will help speed up for recovery after birth.

Some things that you can do to reduce your risk of a wider DRAM are to avoid constipation, heavy lifting, poor posture and heavy abdominal exercises such as sit ups and planks.

We go through all of these strategies to reduce your DRAM and more inside the Pregnancy Posse.

Join the Pregnancy Posse for the best chance of an active pain-free pregnancy, smoother birth and faster post-natal recovery.