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Post Pregnancy Tag

It's becoming more and more common for women to seek treatment from a Women's Health Physiotherapist for Abdominal Separation. Some women find their stomach muscles weaken and separate during and after pregnancy. The stretching and thinning of the abdominal muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy (30-70%) to accommodate the growing baby and up to 66% of women have a significant separation by the end of their third trimester. The good news is that for the majority of women this condition resolves during the early postpartum period. Unfortunately for some however, a weakened abdominal wall persists well into the postpartum period, impairing activities of daily living. Learn how to recognise, prevent and treat abdominal separation.