A lot changes during pregnancy: not only the size of our tummy, but also its structure. Naturally, the abdominal straight muscles should adhere to each other in the middle line of the body. When a woman is pregnant and her abdomen enlarges, the muscles are moved away and the midline of the abdomen appears, which is more pronounced, the larger the separation of the muscle bundles. The connection between the muscles (white line) extends, which is normally narrow. Its width increases only during pregnancy – hence the muscles move away to the side.
Changes that occur in our stomach during pregnancy can have varying degrees of severity. Sometimes it is only a small bulge that will disappear by itself after delivery, and sometimes you have to manage with the help of properly selected exercises. And it is at the Medifem Women’s Clinic that you can consult training sessions with a physiotherapist – an individually selected exercise program is very important, not all exercises are advisable: some of them may even deepen your stretch range or harm you.
The abdominal stretch range training program includes appropriate physical exercise, deep muscle training, and breathing exercises to get back to a stable, pre-pregnancy form as soon as possible. Proper muscle activation most often brings the expected result. In complicated situations, including if a hernia occurs, surgical intervention is necessary.