For most pregnant women who had a vaginal delivery, you can check for a gap 4-5 days post-delivery.
Follow the steps below:
· Lie on your back with your knees bent.
· Using three middle fingers of one hand press down into your tummy just above your belly button.
· Lift your head and shoulders
· You should feel the muscles come towards your fingers, closing the ‘gap'.
How many fingers are needed to fill the gap?
A gap of 2 fingers width or less after pregnancy is considered normal.
However, if the gap is 3 fingers or more you may have DRAM and need to see a Physiotherapist.