Diastasis Rectified

My journey to heal postpartum diastasis recti

A coming out of the bedroom post


Every day I impulsively turn sideways and look in the bedroom mirror at the big bulge around my midsection. I remember how taut and gigantic it was back in March, right before my son made his big entrance into this place. By comparison, it’s small now, but I was hoping I wouldn’t look pregnant at all.

I expected that as soon as I was healed up I’d be back to the gym doing inversions, wheel pose, Body Pump, spinning, and all the other things I genuinely missed. Weeks and then months went by and my midsection didn’t pop back the way I was expecting.

My doctor confirmed my three plus finger diastasis recti and told me to just wait until my last kid and she could do a C-section and stitch me back together (no, thanks!). She said if I didn’t opt for surgery I was just going to look pregnant forever. My upper back started to tingle, my lower back spasm.

I signed up for the Mutu course, but had trouble sticking with it. I don’t have Facebook so I can’t be part of their community of moms. I started to spiral, feeling that I’d lost a part of myself, trapped between wanting to be fit and not wanting to hurt myself further.

So that’s where this post leaves me. I hope that someone else out there with a diastasis recti reads this and finds some camaraderie with me in this journey. I am going to start the Mutu course by Wendy Powell again from scratch and post my updates here. I don’t plan on doing Tupler, but I may change my mind depending on if I see results with Mutu.


Author: diastasisrectified

I am charting my progress as I recover from a diastasis recti and get back to an active lifestyle.

6 thoughts on “A coming out of the bedroom post

  1. Hi. I am so happy to have found you. I have 3 kids and my belly looks so much like yours in the beginning pictures. I tried the Tupler Technique and PT and neither worked. I just ordered the Mutu System and i’m excited to try it. I am also interested in the Body Alignment course also. I would like to talk to you more about how you are feeling about everything!

    • Lori! Thanks for your kind words and stopping by. I am so sorry to hear that your hard work so far hasn’t produced results. I relate and empathize. I just kept feeling like there was something else that was missing. I think for me the alignment piece is really making the difference and helping me do Mutu more effectively, but I suppose time will tell. I will do another belly post soon.

      Also, Mutu just got a nice upgrade and she has integrated more alignment pieces so that should be great for all of us. Please feel free to post any questions you have here. I am also working on getting an email address set up for the web site where you can contact me directly. I’ll post it here when I have it ready and we can talk. Please let me know how things are going for you! I really really hope you can experience some forward movement and get the sense that things are on the way up. It’s very difficult to keep doing something when you feel like it’s not helping. We’re all in this together!

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