One of the most common concerns that women have about pregnancy is that it will permanently change their bodies. The tummy is a particular area of concern. A flat tummy is highly prized, and many women worry that pregnancy will create a permanent “pooch” in their bellies, making it difficult to achieve that lean look again. What does pregnancy actually do to the abdomen?
While a woman is pregnant, the two sides of her rectus abdominis (the “six-pack muscle”) separate from each other. These... Read More