Unraveling the Link: Outie Belly Button, Umbilical Hernia & Diastasis Recti Explained

An abdominal hernia is a side effect of a diastasis. So, if you have an abdominal hernia you also have a diastasis! The most common one is at your belly button and called an umbilical hernia.

Diastasis recti is the separation of the left and right sides of the abdominal muscles. This can happen during pregnancy, obesity, or over-exercising. A hernia is a protrusion of any part of an organ. 

However, you can have them anywhere above and below your belly button on the linea alba. When the muscles separate and this connective tissue called the linea alba that joins the separated muscles stretches sideways it becomes thinner and your belly button loses its support. That is why you have an outie belly button if you have an umbilical hernia.

Diastasis recti may occur when abdominal muscles are weakened during pregnancy or as a result of obesity or over-exercise. The opening in this case is usually an outie belly button rather than an innie one. Abdominal protrusion caused by diastasis recti may be accompanied by umbilical hernia, which occurs when there is a bulge in the fat tissue around the navel and protrudes through the abdominal wall.

Once you heal the connective tissue with the Tupler technique® your bellybutton will get the support it needs to go from an outie to an innie.


To learn more about Diastasis Recti & the Tupler Technique® read this article: DIASTASIS RECTI RESEARCH AND EVIDENCED BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM

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