I had three c-sections resulting in an umbilical hernia that needed repairing. When having the ultrasound for the hernia I was diagnosed with diastasis recti; this condition occurs when the main abdominal muscles (called the rectus abdominus) begin to pull apart. The left and right sides of this muscle separate, leaving a gap. I wanted that repaired as well.
I was excited to have my figure back, but nervous to have surgery. I had a young baby and was hesitant because I would not be able to pick him up for 6 weeks.