All tagged Prenatal Discomfort
The changes that occur to their bodies during pregnancy concern many women! During pregnancy, your expanding ribcage can push forward and cause pain. For some mothers, the small bump at the end of the sternum is visible. The xiphoid process is the technical term for a cartilaginous extension at the bottom of the sternum.
The statistics are absolutely shocking. Even though there are only 200,000 cases of postpartum Diastasis Recti reported each year, sources report anywhere from 2/3 of all women to 98% of mothers experiencing this condition in their lifetime. That means if you're a woman intending to become a mother or already are, this information will be invaluable to you. First things first, this condition cannot be cured. Lifelong care and attention may be needed in extreme cases, but most cases are manageable with minimal effort after the initial recovery period.