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Diastasis recti is the abdominal malformation commonly occurring in infants. It’s even found in women who have been pregnant many times.
As we talk of infants getting affected with diastasis recti, there occurs a disjointing between left and right side of rectus abdominis muscle. The rectus abdominis muscle is the muscle covering front surface of belly area.
In newborns, this condition generally stands undamaging. A newborn suffering from diastasis recti doesn’t call for extreme concern or medical attention. In a few cases, some complications can be noticed.
Signs of this condition become obvious when the baby strains his abdominal muscles. This could happen when he either tries to laugh or make an effort to sit. If the baby is affected by abdominal separation, the raised ridge running from sternum to groin makes an appearance. This ridge is in fact the filling of the abdomen that pushes via a split in rectus abdominus muscles. A baby, who is normally developed, won’t have this space amid the muscles and thus you won’t notice any ridge appearing when baby’s muscles strain.
As sais, diastasis recti goes away on its own as the abdominal muscles keep forming, the gap gets filled when all the muscles merge together.
This is why constant monitoring of an infant with diastasis recti is necessary as while the condition resolves itself, there’s can be a chance of trapped hernia.
Diastasis Recti and Central Coordination Disorder (CCD): Few kinesiology (a branch of science dealing with study of human movement) practitioners hold the view that diastasis recti can lead to some complications which often get overlooked. They state that diastasis recti is linked with, and may to some extent be the reason of another health condition known as Central Coordination Disorder or CCD. It is distinguished by deferred and troubled motor development. Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Center states that nearly 30 percent of babies with diastasis recti at birth tend to develop CCD in due course.