- Most women who give birth experience some degree of postpartum abdominal separation
- Experts don't know what heals abdominal separation -- or whether it needs to be healed at all
(CNN)Culturally, the postpartum body is a source of abiding fascination. We are enthusiastic observers of women's shapes after childbirth and celebrate those who shed all evidence of pregnancy a few months after having a baby. These are the women who, as tabloids put it, "bounce back," even though few believe that the effort involved was akin to bouncing or any such rapid and organic movement.