Can you strength train and exercise while healing diastasis recti?

by Apr 19, 2018

This is a common question I’m asked! Can you continue or begin strength training or exercise while healing diastasis recti?

There can be fear around making things worse. Fear around the body not healing well, if you are to partake in fitness activities.

With my clients, we dive into strength training as a healing tool for diastasis recti. It’s not all breathing exercises, belly ‘pumping’, and basic core activation.

We lift weights. We load the body in a way that is appropriately challenging. The linea alba often needs this to respond and heal.

More on this below in the video!


My 10-week, online course called, the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy, is currently open for registration until Tuesday, April 23rd.

This program is for current and aspiring fitness and health professionals (and enthusiasts) who want to help moms return to effective exercise post-pregnancy, recover from C-section and vaginal births, treat core and pelvic floor dysfunction, and support them in motherhood.

The next class will not open until late-2019.

How can you ensure you are strength training and exercise in ways that support and help diastasis recti heal?

Listen in!




If you are a personal trainer, fitness instructor, or health professional that works, or wants to work with moms, you are working with postnatal populations.

Upgrade your coaching skills and strategies by becoming a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist in my 10-week online course that will educate you on diastasis recti, the pelvic floor, postpartum mental health, body image, strength training, exercise programming and more!

Registration is open now through Monday, October 22nd. The program will again close for at least 6 months. 

Jessie Mundell is mama-in-chief at, where she’s helped hundreds of moms feel strong, confident, and EMPOWERED in their bodies with fitness programs tailored to their prenatal and postnatal needs.

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