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Abdominal Separation and Pregnancy
August 11, 2020
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How to Check for Abdominal Separation (Diastastis Recti)

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1. Lie on your back with your tummy exposed, legs bent, feet flat on the floor.

2. Arms at your side, tilt your neck to look down at your belly.

3. Move your other hand above and below your bellybutton. Following a line down the center of your abdominal muscles, you are looking to see if you’re able to fit your fingers into a gap.

4.If you feel a gap, or separation of one to two finger lengths, you likely have a moderate case of diastasis recti. After a few weeks postpartum, the gap will start to narrow as your muscles regain strength.

5. If you notice doming or a cone formation around your upper abdominals, this can also be an indication of Diastasis Recti.

If you would like to read more on abdominal separation and how our Women’s Health experts can assist you, please click here.

If you are concerned you may be experiencing abdominal separation or would like to work toward preventing abdominal separation (if you plan on getting pregnant or are in early stages of pregnancy), then contact us today for your personalised care plan.