Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)
A widening of the linea alba (connective tissue between your rectus abdominus muscles), that can often occurs during pregnancy, and can remain in postpartum.
Often called "mummy tummy" this is actually a normal occurrence that is believed to occur in most, if not all pregnancies. We don't know why some women continue with the "gap" and others don't but it is likely a combination of genetics, lifestyle, and exercise.
There are a lot of online exercise programs that promise to cure you of DRA, but there are many factors that go into healing this issue. Be careful with any program that promises 100% healing. Because each person's anatomy is different, there isn't one program that can "fix" everyone.
There is also a lot of fear and avoidance surrounding DRA. Our view is that no exercise is inherently "bad" and we can work with you to get back to the exercises you want to do.