If your stomach doesn’t quite look the same after giving birth, you may have developed a condition called diastasis rect. Diastasis recti is a relatively common condition that affects women after pregnancy that involves a separation of the right and left abdominal muscles.

Fortunately, there may be a way to bring the right and left abdominals back together. Not only will proper exercises help your stomach appear like it did prior to your pregnancy, but will also help to prevent further back pain.

Keep in mind that crunches are not effective for treating this, and may actually make it worse. Read this article about vacuum abs that will also help significantly.

Here is your workout to help heal diastasis recti. Perform this workout 3-4 times per week.

Diastasis Recti Workout

Perform 3 sets of burnouts (do as many as you can) of each exercise.

Try to hold for as long as you can. Take a break when you need to. 

Twist at a slow and controlled pace. 


Target your lower abs! Go slow and controlled. 

Keep your back snug against the wall.

Here are some high-intensity cardio workouts that can help you burn any extra fat around your stomach.

12-Minute Indoor Cardio Workout

Total Body Burnout Circuit

4-Minute Squat Jump Workout