Written By BARBARA DIAMOND
Stephanie Bruce, a professional runner, took some time off from training to start her family. After giving birth to her two sons 15 months apart, her runner’s six-pack was practically gone.
Additionally, Stephanie couldn’t help but notice she that she’d developed a deep cavity near her belly button. She likened it to a “grand canyon” right in the middle of her stomach.
As it turned out, Stephanie had developed diastasis recti, a condition in which the abdominal muscle walls separate during pregnancy to make more room for the baby to grow.