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Addressing Diastasis Recti Separation During, After Pregnancy (Sponsored)

Aug 20, 2017 02:42PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Oakdale ObGyn Maple Grove

The following was written and sponsored by Oakdale ObGyn.

Had a baby in the last year? See or hear this story about flattening the mummy-tummy?

According to Oakdale ObGyn in-house physical therapist Charet Pelkey - it’s absolutely true that diastasis recti separation during and after pregnancy is common. "So common it’s the number one reason new moms come to see me after delivery," she said. 

Physical therapy for new moms helps them to reconnect to good breathing techniques and ab muscles that have changed during and after pregnancy. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about pelvic floor and bladder support as well as joint pain that can come with having a baby. 

Charet discusses this more at

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