Diastasis recti is simply a gap between the two long muscles extended from the sternum to the pubis, called rectus muscles. Contrary to a ventral hernia, there is not any hole in the abdominal wall, and consequently no risk of strangulation. The diastasis recti forms a long bulge extended from the sternum to the navel. The prejudice is essentially cosmetic, particularly when it occurs in a young woman following pregnancy. Surgery can be justified to restore cosmetic.