After the birth of my DS2 I decided to be proactive and see a physiotherapist that specialised in post partum/pregnancy, as I was keen to get back into running ASAP but didn't want to risk long term damage etc.
I saw a lovely Physio and she confirmed I have some minor ab separation and gave me a bunch of exercises to do (mainly pelvic floor/deep abdominal focussed) and a big list of don't do's. I have bee really good in doing my exercises and avoiding anything I am not supposed to be doing (ie running, weights, any core work, jumping etc).
I have my 'assessment' tomorrow (I will be 17 weeks PP) but I am scared she is going to say I am still not ready. I am going crazy not running, not being able to do any more than simple exercises at the gym it's really affecting my mental health.
I have really good core control, no protruding belly etc (it's very flat again), no doming, no bladder leakage or obvious pelvic floor issues. So I am wondering if anyone else has been diagnosed with ab separation but started running again regardless? If so did you wear support garment or tape your abs etc? Last check I still had approx 3cm gap around my belly button. Not certain this has closed up and I have read it can take a year or even be permanent??