Abdominal separation occurs during pregnancy when the linea alba (a long ligament which runs from your pubic bone to your sternum) splits to allow a growing baby to fit inside the abdominal cavity. Diagnosis of abdominal separation is made when the gap between the abdominal is over 2cm (about 3 fingers wide).
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What is it?
Abdominal Separation occurs naturally in many pregnant and post natal women. The two parts of the rectus abdominis (“six pack”) muscle are attached down the centre of the abdomen by a fibrous band called the “linea alba”. During pregnancy, the linea alba stretches to allow the muscles to spread apart and make room for the growing uterus. Read More
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