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Being newly pregnant after a previous abdominal separation.

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TumbleweedOnspeed Sat 14-Jun-14 10:30:05

I've started another thread where I'm pretty sure I'm pregnant but I'll wait for doctor confirmation next week, but if I am (I'm in shock denial I think, of course I must pregnant) I'm already concerned how the abdominal separation (AS) I have from my last pregnancy 5 years ago might affect this pregnancy and birth.

Basically, I've still looked 5 months pregnant these last few years. I did the 30 Day Shred (once grin ) and it visibly shrunk the pot belly in a week, but I never kept it up. So I know it can be 'repaired'.

I also had a prolapse which is semi protruding, so along with that I know my core muscles are shot to peices. If I am pregnant, I anticipate this will be torture for my back.

I'd like to hear from anyone who's had a pregnancy after AS and how/if it affected their pregnancy.

I'd also like your views on whether you think it will affect the birth. I've had natural births before (one hospital, one home) and I'm wondering if I should go for elective c section this time because of the AS.

WhoMovedMyVuvuzela Sat 14-Jun-14 13:55:38

I am on my 4th pregnancy, I get separation each time. Births have been unaffected tbh. I am hoping to have a HB this time and the MW's are happy with that, the AS hasn't even been mentioned. I've worn support bands throughout each pregnancy (nothing expensive or bulky, just a band one).

This pregnancy I have been referred to the physio for an ante natal appointment rather than waiting for a pp appointment, I would recommend that you push for the same if it turns out that you are pg. Good luck with everything it sounds like you have a lot going on atm.

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