The Difference Between Abdominal Separation and Diastasis

At The Bloom Method, we believe the conversation about diastasis needs to change.  It is common for OB/GYNs, pelvic floor specialists, midwives, doulas, and other pre- and post-natal fitness experts to label a woman who has any type of abdominal separation as having diastasis. Specifically, a separation of two finger widths or more is medically […]

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How to Prevent Dysfunctional DR

If you’re having a baby or have had a baby, you may have heard of diastasis recti. Essentially, diastasis recti (or as it’s sometime called “diastasis” or “DR”) is a weakening of the linea alba or connective tissue that, in turn, causes a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles. Diastasis recti is commonly caused by […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Exercising During Pregnancy

Shifting the way we move during pregnancy can make all the difference in maintaining a fit pregnancy while avoiding many of the injuries that some of us fear. It’s common for most women to continue doing what they’ve always done to stay active but are they allowing for the modifications needed? We want to break […]

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