All moms know that pregnancy changes a woman’s body, but after having her second child, this woman was baffled by what happened to her stomach.
Stephanie Bruce is a professional runner who is in fantastic shape — she even had six pack abs. When she got pregnant for the second time, she knew she’d have to work hard to get her body back after her baby was born, especially considering that there would only be 15 months between the birth of her first and second child.
What she didn’t expect, however, was a deep cavity to form right around her belly button.
After having the baby in 2016, she was diagnosed with diastasis recti, a condition that causes abdominal muscles to separate during pregnancy to give the baby enough room to grow.