You’re not broken.
This is not how it’s going to be forever.
While you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed, confused or despondent right now, we’re here to tell you diastasis recti isn’t a life sentence.
There is a future where the symptoms you’re experiencing right now are greatly reduced. And, in many cases, completely healed.
With the right support and some simple daily exercises, you can regain your full body function and feel confident and strong when you move again.
So how do you heal?
The most important thing to remember is that your DR is impacting much more than just the way your belly looks. That gap between your abdominal muscles means that your core isn’t able to engage effectively so your back and pelvic floor are having to do double the work.
While you may not yet be experiencing symptoms in your back and pelvic floor, if you don’t work on making sure you build a responsive core that can engage when it needs to, it’s likely these symptoms will develop further down the road.
While going for surgery is an attractive ‘quick fix’, your core will still need to start engaging reflexively and appropriately so you can enjoy a healthy core, pelvic floor and lower back well into old age.