Some women have diastasis recti (the thinning of the connective tissue called linea alba that joins the left and right sides of the rectus abdominis muscle). Diastasis recti is very common during and following pregnancy. This is because the uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen to accommodate your growing baby.
Neglecting to treat it increases the risk of back pain and it is difficult for you to have a flat stomach.
Here’s how to check yourself for diastasis recti.