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Diastasis Recti FAQ

  • How can I join and get started?

    Joining Every Mother is easy to get started. See our step-by-step video here  
  • Does Every Mother have an app?

    Yes! Apps are available in the App Store and Google Play. The app is free with your member subscription.
  • How do I know what workout to complete?

    For those that prefer a daily prescription of workouts, each program offers a Guided Path. Each day you will be presented with your Core Compressions workout sequence and a full body workout (rest days are also incorporated). If you prefer a less structured approach, you may self-select your workouts from the Core and Workouts libraries.
  • How long are the workouts?

    The full body workouts are designed to be efficient and effective and range from 10 minutes to under 30 minutes in length. We recommend performing 2-10 minutes per day of Core Compressions depending on instruction provided in your program.
  • I’m more than 6 weeks postpartum, but I followed the EMbody Prepare program and I do not have diastasis recti. Should I begin with EMbody Surpass or EMbody Reclaim?

    Congratulations! Good work avoiding DR during your pregnancy. At this early postpartum stage, we still recommend you follow EMbody Reclaim to safely rebuild core strength and function. Begin with EMbody Reclaim, and then move on to EMbody Surpass after you’ve completed the full 12-week EMbody Reclaim program.
  • I had a c-section. Will the program still work for me?

    YES! You may follow the program and resolve diastasis recti if you had a c-section. We also provide recommendations for c-section scar care.
  • I’m greater than 6 months postpartum. Which program should I follow?

    Anyone with diastasis recti should follow the EMbody Reclaim™ program. If you perform a self-check and find that you do not have diastasis recti, you should follow the EMbody Surpass™ program. Women in all stages of pregnancy should follow the EMbody Prepare™ program.
  • What type of equipment do I need for the workouts?

    Our full body workouts incorporate light weights (around 3 lbs); heavier weights (5-15 lbs depending on personal preference); a medium weight resistance band (approximately 10-15 lb); a towel and a stool. Each workout is clearly marked with equipment necessary. You may also substitute items found around the house (i.e. water bottles for weights or a bottom stair step for a stool).
  • What if I had my children years ago? Will the program still work for me?

    YES! It is never too late to resolve diastasis recti.

More questions

  • What is the best way to contact the Every Mother team with questions?

    Email is the most efficient way to reach our team. With general questions, you can email info@every-mother.com. Members can email members@every-mother.com. Our member Village is also a fantastic place to ask questions, receive support and guidance. 
  • How do I cancel my subscription?

    You may make any subscription changes after logging in to the website and selecting “My Account” from the menu bar or for app purchases, through iTunes or Google Play Stores.
  • How do I join the member community?

    Once you have made a subscription purchase you will have immediate access to the Every Mother Village.
  • I purchased a quarterly subscription but I would like to switch to annual. May I do that?

    Sure! You may make all subscription changes after logging in to the website and selecting “My Account”. When you make your annual subscription purchase you will be credited for any time remaining on your quarterly subscription.
  • Where can I find information on the nutritional approach or diet you recommend?

    Our guide to EMbody Healthy Eating is on the Foundations page in the Reclaim and Surpass stages.
  • Does Every Mother offer live classes?

    We have a fantastic team of Certified Instructors throughout the country. You may view all Instructors and class offerings here: https://every-mother.com/instructors/. Many of our Instructors also offer virtual training sessions via Skype etc. if not in your local area.
  • Do I only have access to the EMbody Reclaim program for 12 weeks?

    No. You will have unlimited access as long as your recurring subscription is active. You may switch between EMbody Programs (Reclaim, Surpass, Prepare) at any time.
  • Is it necessary to use a corset/splint to complete the program?

    No. The EMbody Reclaim program does not require a corset. However, in some instances it may speed recovery. Once you have joined our member community you may ask our current members about their favorite brands and you may also view recommendations from Every Mother on our EMpower page along with information on how to safely incorporate a corset into your routine.
  • Are the EMbody workouts safe for pelvic organ prolapse?

    Yes. Our workouts are carefully designed to avoid impact as we coach healthy alignment, breathing and coordination of the deep core muscles, including the pelvic floor. In fact, the exercises are therapeutic for the core and can actually improve many symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. However, if you are under the care of a physician or physical therapist, please follow their individual guidance for you regarding exercise.
  • Can I do the EMbody Reclaim program if I have an umbilical hernia?

    Yes, our program is safe for umbilical hernia. Umbilical hernia and diastasis recti often occur together. As women resolve diastasis recti with our EMbody Reclaim program, which not only closes the separation but also improves the quality and health of the connective tissue, many also experience a decrease in hernia symptoms. Keep in mind that a hernia is an actual tear in the tissue (whereas diastasis recti is an overstretching of the tissue). If the hernia is mild, you may find that resolving diastasis recti eliminates any overt symptoms of an umbilical hernia. However, if the hernia is severe you may be a candidate for surgical repair. In either case, the EMbody Reclaim program is beneficial as it can help you avoid surgery entirely, or prepare for and recover from a hernia repair.
  • How soon can I start the EMbody Reclaim Program after birth?

    We recommend that you begin our foundational exercise (Core Compressions™) as soon as you feel comfortable after birth (both vaginal and c-section). If you feel any pain, discomfort or downward pressure you should stop immediately and try again at a later date. Wait to begin the full body workouts until you have been cleared by your medical professional.
  • If I’m pregnant now and want to switch to EMbody Reclaim after birth, is that possible?

    YES! As an active member, you can switch between the EMbody Programs at any time. Just click the Change Program link at the upper right of the website or app.
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