What You'll Get
16 Weeks of Daily Checklists
Printable pdfs and optional emails with specific (almost laughably so) daily checklists.
11 Different Workouts
6 SETS and 5 CIRCUITS appropriate for diastasis recti, pelvic floor disorder, or any postnatal mom looking to safely workout.
Online Access to All Parts of the Program
The Program is accessed via an online hub. This access doesn't expire. Do the Program as many times as you like, or take as long as you need.
Unlimited Email Access to Ask Any Questions
The Program can be as personalized as you need. If something doesn't make sense, or you have questions about a workout, you can ask me.
Weekly Body Image Exercises
Actionable ways to bolster a postnatal body image. I give personal examples and read all your submissions.
Tips on Weight Loss
The Program isn't a diet, so draconian meal plans are not provided. Instead, you will receive advice on how to evaluate food choices and systematize weight loss (if that's your goal). Also included are ways to deal with emotional/binge eating.
The Motherfigure Program isn't just about the exercises. It is about understanding our bodies and learning to challenge our body image notions.
Fluff-free, evidence-based, and created by a mom WITH REAL experience of diastasis recti, pelvic floor disorder, and body image issues.
Why this Program?
The Motherfigure Program was created by me, Meredith, as an outgrowth of my own postnatal personal care plan. Giving birth to three LARGE babies left my small frame battered and unrecognizable. I tried all the online and in-person programs I could find, hoping to find the "cure" for my diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and body image issues.
Indeed, I became a bit obsessive: consulting with physical therapists, fitness teachers, and yoga and Pilates instructors; studying and receiving my American College of Sports Medicine personal training certification with a pre/postpartum specialization; devouring rather dry physical therapy and psychology textbooks; and, discovering that many in the postnatal world unintentionally overstate the evidence base for "fixing" the postpartum body.
They also don't provide many actionable ways to improve a mom's body image.
Change is Possible
The Program grew out of my search for clarity in the morass of mom body myth. I don't pretend to be someone with "secret" knowledge or the holder of our postpartum keys. I am a skeptic. I prefer evidence. I don't believe that "Before and After" pictures tell the whole story. But neither do I think our bodies are lost causes. Change is possible. Sometimes we just need direction -- someone to tell us how to start, to provide us with ridiculously direct checklists, to sift through the fitness advice, and to decide what makes sense, what might make sense, and what is made up. The Motherfigure Program does this.
The Program includes routines appropriate for women with diastasis recti and pelvic floor disorder, but also readings and exercises geared towards improving our body images. I narrowed my own diastasis recti, ameliorated my pelvic floor issues, and bolstered my body image through small, incremental changes. On my blog, I emphasize that no one program can solve all your issues. I stand by that statement. The Motherfigure Program isn't a miracle cure. However, it is comprehensive, easy to follow, and a bit different than the other options out there.
If you want a guru, this program isn't for you. If you want a fellow mom as a docent, then let's get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
What the heck is a "Body Image Exercise"?
Put simply, a "Body Image Exercise" is a specific task aimed at bolstering your body image (admittedly, a circular definition). Most of the exercises are adapted from psychological or philosophical approaches, especially from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy.
Is the Program appropriate for c-section moms?
Yes. It is beneficial for moms who have given birth vaginally or via c-section. Personally, I had two vaginal births and one c-section.
Can I start the Program if I'm less than 8 weeks postpartum?
Umm, maybe. Most of the exercises can be modified, and the Program starts with the basics that should be safe relatively soon after birth. Nonetheless, the Program is not specifically designed for women less than 8 weeks postpartum. Therefore, make sure you have medical clearance before performing the SETs and CIRCUITS.
Is the Program appropriate if I had my kids ages ago?
Absolutely. All moms can benefit, whether your baby is 3 months old or 30 years old. Core strength, pelvic floor awareness, and a better body image are valuable during all stages of motherhood.
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Money Back Guarantee
The Program comes with a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee. If it doesn't suit you, simply email me within 30 days of purchasing the Program for a refund.