Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rectus Diastasis

I have been so frustrated with my tummy after having Reese.

I have run 2 half marathons and have done plenty of core workouts and lots of abs, but it still looks like I am 4 months pregnant. The rest of my body is back to normal and starting to tone well, and my weight has dropped to below where it was when I got pregnant with Reese, but the "ball" won't go away.

This picture was taken 9 months after giving birth to Reese, and it hasn't changed much in the last month either. :(

So I went to my doctor and she told me that I had Rectus Diastasis, which means that there is still a separation between my abdominal muscles. Pretty much, my abs didn't fuse back together and I don't know if they ever will! Sounds like the only way to correct it, if they don't go back together, is surgery. I don't mean to sound vain. And I don't mean to complain....just venting, I guess. I am going to try to be patient, and just see if it takes much longer than I am giving it, but in the mean time....I'm just plain frustrated.


  1. I'm so sorry Mandy. You are beautiful!

  2. so? Did you ever do anything about this? I am planning to read through any hit I can get before trying some exercise or a physiotherapist or something. I had a consult with a surgeon yesterday and confirmed I don't have a hernia. Just a giant diastasis. (I just got a hit on this blog post looking for information about diastasis. )