Diastasis recti abdominis is the separation of your abdominal muscles; it commonly occurs during pregnancy to make room for your growing baby, but it can cause issues after birth as well. Watch this self-test to determine if you should modify your workouts. Then use our Pregnancy Core Foundation exercises - these are safe for diastasis recti.
The further along you are, the tougher it is to assess for the condition. While it is safe to lie on your back for short periods of time, you can also perform this self-test by leaning back in a chair. Scoot your buns forward in the chair and attempt to sit up w/o the use of your hands. Palpate your fingers along the linea alba (a shown in the video) as you sit up slightly.