How To Heal Diastasis Recti

Hi Beauties!

I receive a lot of emails and messages with questions about Diastasis Recti.

I’ve done a tutorial post on how to check for it and what to avoid if you’re dealing with abdominal separation after pregnancy. And I do try to provide as much information as possible to help women continue with Pilates workout in a safe and effective way that won’t make their abdominal separation worse. But I often turn to the true experts when it comes to healing DR properly – and one person I really respect in this arena is Wendy Powell.

Here’s an infographic from Wendy over at Mutu System, who specializes in helping women real their bodies from the inside out.

What I love about Wendy’s approach is that she focuses on restoring proper alignment and total body functioning. She’s not just focused on the abs – because  what we know about the body is that it works as a WHOLE.

You cannot heal Diastasis Recti by focusing on your abs alone. 

You’ll have much more success by taking your whole body into account, improving alignment, restoring proper muscle function through functional exercise and paying attention to your daily habits.

Wendy has spent a great deal of time interviewing experts and gathering the best information possible to help women restore their cores after pregnancy and I love supporting her as an affiliate. If you’re experiencing separation of the abdominals, pelvic floor trouble or other issues related to Diastasis Recti, be sure to check out the Mutu System. (The cost for this 12-week program is $147 or you can split it into 4 payments.)

Some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, The Balanced Life receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Full disclosure.


I hope you find this helpful! 🙂


  1. Jenny Hellman 4 years ago

    This looks perfect! I was just having a day of feeling like I’ll never get rid of the “I look four months pregnant” tummy after almost 15 months of working out post baby and this looks like just the thing to keep me motivated :).

  2. Eleni 4 years ago

    Thanks for the info Robin! Are the balanced life workouts ok to continue if someone has diastasis recti? Are there any modifications you could offer? Thanks!

    • Sarah 4 years ago

      Hi Eleni! This is a great question! Robin wrote a wonderful post about Pilates and Diastasis Recti (which is considered a gap wider than 2 fingers). It includes exercises to avoid and exercises to promote healing! Robin also wrote a post about Pilates after pregnancy that may be helpful: Postpartum Exercise.

      If you feel like you have diastasis recti, Robin recommends that you speak with a physical therapist and take some exercise precautions in order to avoid further damage!

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