The Wonder Weeks F.A.Q.

What is a prolapse or diastasis?

Last edited on 09 November 2022 13:56

We give you a brief explanation about a prolapse and a diastasis. The Wonder Weeks – Back To You explains everything about prolapses and diastases* and gives you all the tools to safely recover them.

* If you have doubts whether you have one of the conditions below? Then contact your physician.

Prolapse (sagging)

When the pelvic floor is not functioning as it should (you can’t tighten it at the right times, it’s too weak or too tense), the pelvic organs could fall out of place or sag. A weak pelvic floor isn’t always to blame for a prolapse, however. After all, your pelvic floor is not the only body part responsible for keeping everything inside. The rest of your powerhouse also plays a significant role.

Diastasis (rectal diastasis)

Your vertical and oblique abdominal muscles form a lovely corset around your belly keeping everything in place, they give you strength and help maintain your posture. When you are pregnant, the influence of hormones and particularly the internal pressure make the muscles and connective tissue more flexible and the vertical muscles move farther away from each other. The abdominal muscles don’t become completely separated or split as we often hear. It is only the connection between the two muscles that stretches: the diastasis increases.

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