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I have recently discovered that I have an almost three-finger width separation. What can I do? Are there exercises I can do at home or is this something that requires external intervention? Thanks in advance.


Posted by mom72567, 12th November 2014


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  • I don’t know. I’d ask my GP.


  • I had separation after my second. I was told to hold the muscles together while I did sit ups. Not sure if this will work for you


  • Find a really good personal trainer or physiotherapist.


  • You can get support shorts but they are very expensive, pelvic floor exercises are meant to help and so is time. After giving birth a physio advised me I had a 3cm gap and this was normal. Depending when you had your baby maybe time will heal or head to a physio. Sit ups make the problem worse I was advised


  • I had the same problem after birth. I wasn’t allowed to do any exercise until the issue was fixed. You will need to have it wrapped for 4-6 weeks to bring it together again. I was given a wrap at the hospital I gave birth in but I must admit it was uncomfortable. Id definitely go see your doctor. Good luck!


  • Following – good luck :)


  • I also had the same thing the pelvic floor exercises help and also the hospital should of refered you to a physio after giving birth.
    They made me a wrap for my stomach this helped so much.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/332482-exercises-to-correct-abdominal-separation-after-pregnancy/


  • Yep ..like other moms have suggested a good physio is the way to go. all the best to you.


  • I would suggest gentle pilates and yoga, but definitely seek the advice of a good physio. Good luck and take care.


  • like others suggest a physio would be a good option.


  • I would recommend seeing a physio as well. In my experience, GPs know nothing about this problem – I spoke to several different doctors during other routine visits after one of my births when I had substantial separation, and each GP told me something completely different (one said there is no such thing!)


  • I would be making a trip to your local physio, they will be able to assess the situation and let you know the best exercises for you. Also, pilates would probably be a good place to start. Good luck


  • Exercise will help . I also have the same problem. I have bought the exercise dvd from lose baby weight .com , they have some exercise inside about muscle sepreation


  • yeah i think that you should see a doctor and make sure that you are ok. good luck


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