oh wow! mamabuttercup, i feel the same way you do reading these posts. there should be a diastasis recti support group.
i too have it. i also have the ugly "eye" out-y bellybutton....and it used to be so sexy pre-babies
stirringleaf, i hope you're able to see someone. insurance and the cost of healthcare sucks.
maybe your midwife could check it out again without charging you? and then she might be able to let you know if she thinks you ought to see a doctor?
my abs were extremely spread during my second pregnancy (like, 2 hands apart or so). about 5 weeks later, i started the exercises. when my daughter was almost 1 year old, i even went to a personal trainer for 8 weeks. never did they come back together...they are still about an inch apart. i've read that the best thing i can do now is get my abs strong.
surgery for diastasis recti usually isn't covered by insurance companies unless a hernia is involved. without the hernia, most insurance companies consider it cosmetic (whatever
: ) that really irks me. i hope to have more children, and i don't know how having diastasis recti will affect that, or if even i had the surgery if it'd be worth it or helpful to just have it possibly happen again?
it's good to meet others that have it too.
because as mamabuttercup said, it's nice to know i'm not a freak.