What can I do to heal my rectus or abdominal muscles after childbirth?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Diastasis recti -- abdominal or rectus muscles that are not fully healed after childbirth -- is a common condition. Learn more about this condition by watching this video with Dr. Oz.

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