How to check if you have diastasis

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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.

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