Diastasis Recti

Uncategorized By October 15, 2007 Tags: , , , , No Comments

During pregnancy, increased pressure on the abdominal wall can cause a condition called diastasis recti.  Diastasis recti looks like a ridge, which runs down the middle of the belly area. It stretches from the bottom of the breastbone to the belly button, and increases with muscle straining.  Women may develop 2 finger’s width of separation of the abdominus recti muscle (down the centre line of the belly).

The condition is more common for women who have had multiple pregnancies.  Severe abdominal exercises should be avoided after the twelfth week of pregnancy.

Usually the condition will heal on its own.


Does a Duck have a Daddy

Uncategorized By October 1, 2007 Tags: , , , No Comments

October book of the month for babiesAn Early Experiences Book
Fred Ehrlich, MD, illustrated by Emily Bolam

This book is a friendly, funny question-and-answer format compares people to animals. The perfect vehicle for introducing children to experiences they will soon encounter in real life. All animals have daddies, but not all animals need their daddies after birth. This book tells you about animals who don’t need parents after birth and those who do.