Once you fall pregnant, what is happening to your stomach muscles?
In the beginning nothing really happens to your tummy muscles, instead we begin to feel a little more bloated and different, this is mainly due to the hormones our body is excreting, but there is no real impact on your stomach muscles at this stage. During your second and third trimester however your abdominals can separate. This is where the left-hand side and right-hand side of your rectus abdominal begin to move apart allowing room for your baby and uterus to continue growing. It is very common for your abdominals to separate and what most women do not realise is that they actually need to work the muscles back together after birth. I like to call it "closing the gap".