What is the Mutu System – Does it Work?

We all want to get in shape after we have our baby, we all want to feel good about our bodies; but why is it so hard? Why won’t that weight come off no matter how much we diet and exercise? Why does our stomach still look like our baby was born yesterday when it’s been months!

This is exactly what I faced after my third son was born. I found the MuTu System when I was looking for something to heal my abdominal separation.

What is the MuTu System? It’s a 12-week postpartum program created by Wendy Powell to help rebuild a mother’s body after her baby is born.

Like so many mothers before me, I suffered from a myriad of problems from diastasis recti to symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) during and after my third pregnancy.

I know how hard it is to get back into shape after having a baby and how hard it is to find a proper nutrition plan that will help you to lose your weight and that persistent mummy tummy (mutu).

I looked for a solution for each of the problems I’d faced and, when I came across Wendy’s MuTu System, it looked like exactly what I needed.

I wondered if it’d really work because I’d read so many claims that you can’t do anything about diastasis recti unless you have surgery. 

I couldn’t afford the $10,000 surgery and, even if I could, I’d read many reports of women who had the surgery done and later found their stomach going back to the way it had been before. This means the underlying root of the problem was still there.

Hesitantly, after a lot of research, I took the plunge to try the MuTu system and I ended up being very happy with the results I got. I was able to close my own four finger width gap to one that is just under a finger width now!

I should have taken pictures so I could post my results here, but all of that happened before I started my blog. In fact, it’s the reason I started it.

I saw the claims that nothing could be done and I was so depressed. I didn’t want to go the rest of my life with my stomach looking like a football.

When I used the MuTu system and saw the results I got using it, I wanted a way to share the program that had healed my diastasis with other moms going through the same thing.

I know this overview of the MuTu System is long, but I wanted to include everything the MuTu System has to offer so that you know exactly what you’re getting. I’m a big details person and before I invest money in anything I spend a lot of time researching it, reading other’s experiences, and more. I did the same for Wendy’s system before trying it.

Who is WendyWho is Wendy Powell

Wendy is a mother of two, pre/postpartum fitness specialist who has been working with mothers all over the world to help them after they’ve had a baby for almost fifteen years. She helps them learn the proper way to rebuild their bodies, develop good nutrition habits, and so much more.

What is the Mutu System?

The Mutu System is a 12-week program that teaches mothers how to not only lose their baby weight but also how to keep it off afterward. It teaches you how to strengthen your pelvic floor, alleviate back pain, which will improve your posture, and how to flatten your mutu (mummy tummy).

Wendy realizes that as mothers, we have very busy schedules and don’t have time to spend an hour every day exercising to get back into shape. Because of this, her videos aren’t more than thirty minutes at a time. They also can be done incrementally throughout the day.

Along with the workout program, she also includes a food guide filled with instructions explaining how to prepare family-friendly food that will keep you energized, looking good, and healthy for the long term.

Update: As of January, the MuTu System has been completely redesigned. I loved it before but now it is just amazing! When I saw the redesign, I started going through it again.

With the new updates, it’s easier than ever to track your progress and follow along with all the training videos. Each module has downloadable videos, worksheets, task-based modules, and more.

Also, instead of a private Facebook group to talk to other moms going through the program, you can connect with them right through the website. I can’t say enough good about it. I wish Wendy would offer it for free for a short trial period so that mothers looking into it could try out the first couple videos. 

After doing just a few of the workouts, you’ll feel it working and know it’s a program that’ll give you the results you’re looking for.

Wendy & her team did an excellent job making a program that all mothers can use to get their stomach back in shape after a baby. Each video also includes pregnancy modifications so, if you’re pregnant while going through it, you and your baby are safe and comfortable.

Who is the Mutu System For?MuTu System Women

    • Pregnant Women
    • Women who’ve recently had a baby vaginally or via C-Section
    • Women who are looking to build their core and pelvic muscles
    • Women who’ve had or are considering abdominal surgery
    • Women who’ve had a hernia/prolapse 
  • Mothers whose kids are any age. It’s never too late to change your body and get it into the shape you’ve always wanted!

who is mutu system for

What Will You Get

Mutu System 12 Week Program: This includes everything MuTu has to offer. It contains workouts focused on burning fat, restoring your entire core, and strengthening your pelvic floor. It also includes the MuTu Food guide with instructions/guidelines to help you make healthy choices in your diet.

You’ll have access to MuTu Science which is a guide to everything your body goes through postpartum. It explains what causes diastasis recti, its effects and so much more! Lastly, you’ll have access to the MuTu community of mothers just like you who are using the Mutu System or have used it to get their bodies back into shape.

Do you need any additional equipment to use this program?

Wendy does use several additional pieces of equipment throughout the program. She uses the following items:MuTu Kit Bag

It’s not required that you have any of these items to use her program. You can substitute whatever you want. Use things you have on hand if you don’t want to purchase the equipment. I used Resistance Bands, Dumbbells, and a Yoga Ball myself because I already had them. The rest of the equipment listed, I found substitutes for. 

How does the Program Work?

When you purchase the Mutu System through the website you’re buying access to the online program. You can get the mutu kit bag at the same time which will have everything you need to use the program. At the time of your purchase, you will be sent a login and password that will give you access to Wendy’s entire program through her mutu mamas website.

However, though it is an online program, it is not a recurring subscription fee. You pay for it once and have access to the full program with all of the incredible resources Wendy and her team have created to help postpartum mothers. Your program will be available on the MuTu membership site and you can watch, read, or download a PDF of it anytime you wish.

You also have access to the private MuTu Mamas Community where other mothers with the same goals and ambitions as you, or mothers who went through the things you’re going through right now can help you through your recovery process. Lastly, you have access to Wendy and her team who regularly check in to answer questions that anyone might have!

Read more about Wendy’s 12 Week Programwendy

How Soon After Your Baby is Born Can You Start the Program?

If you had a normal, low-risk pregnancy, and gave birth naturally, you can start the first part of the program within a week of having your baby as long as you feel like your body is up for it. The first couple weeks of the program focus on helping you restore your core muscles and heal your pelvic floor.

Your Post Baby BodyOnce you get to week further into it, the workouts become more intensive and you shouldn’t start these workouts until your baby is at least six weeks old if you had a vaginal birth. If you gave birth via c-section or had any complications during your baby’s birth, you should wait at least 10 weeks before starting the intensive workouts.

If you do start the MuTu System immediately after your baby’s birth, you should continue doing the workouts for the first and second week until you’ve had at least the minimum times given above to heal.

Before beginning any exercise routine you should make sure you’ve given yourself adequate time to heal and that you feel like you really are ready to start exercising. If you’re unsure about whether or not you’re ready, consult with your doctor before beginning any program.

Do You Need to Wait Until Your Baby is Born to Start the Program? Can You Use it While You’re Pregnant?

Yes, you can use it while you’re pregnant as long as you feel like you’re up for it. In fact, Wendy recommendPrevent Diastasis Recti During Pregnancys that as long as you’ve had a healthy, low-risk pregnancy, and exercise has been approved by your doctor, then you should use the MuTu System while you’re pregnant.

In her program, Wendy actually includes modifications for each exercise that you can use if you’re pregnant. This is to keep you and your baby safe and comfortable.

Also remember that by incorporating these exercises during your pregnancy, you’re minimizing your chances of developing Diastasis Recti. Once your baby is born you’ll be in a much better state to rebuild your body if you were working at it throughout your pregnancy.

What is the MuTu Food Program? Is it a Restrictive Diet?

The Mutu Food Program is not a diet; it’s not a restrictive eating plan. It is a set of nutritional guidelines that encourage you to buy, prepare, and eat natural, unprocessed foods. The foods these guidelines advocate are organic produce and foods that contain essential fats while cutting out processed foods, sugars, and all other packaged items.

Wendy sums it up, in a nutshell, saying you should eat more organic fruits and vegetables, more good protein, fewer grains, and NO processed foods.

She recognizes for most mothers this might be a drastic change from what they’re used to so, she encourages you to take small steps as you go throughout the program and substitute one bad food a week for her recommended alternatives.

Her food guide includes:

  • Healthy Drinks
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Easy, Healthy Meals
  • Healing Foods
  • Discussion about the effects Carbs and Sugar have on your body
  • Good/Bad Fats
  • Healthy Food for Your Family

What if You’re not Happy with the Results You Get?

If you go through Wendy’s 12-week program and are not satisfied with your results you can email her and let her know what disappointed you and why you’re not happy with your results and she will refund your money. Her goal, like mine, is to help each and every mother build a body that makes them feel healthy, happy, confident, and satisfied!

Tips to Help You be Successful With the MuTu System

I was able to heal my diastasis after going through the MuTu System. I know it works but I’ve also seen many reviews from other moms stating the MuTu System didn’t do anything to help heal their own diastasis.

As I performed each exercise, I could feel it working my inner abdominals and I knew it was doing what it was supposed to. After reading through several reviews I started to see common patterns. Many of the moms mentioned that they didn’t realize they were supposed to be engaging their pelvic muscles and inner muscles every time they performed an exercise.

That muscle engagement and contracting the right muscles is the key to the program. Without them, you probably won’t get the results you’re looking for.

It does take some getting used to, and some time to identify the right muscles to use. I’ve tried several exercises from the MuTu System with and without contracting the proper muscles and the difference is like night and day.

Without it, I don’t feel like I’m doing anything to strengthen the right muscles. I’m simply going through the motions.

To help you identify the right muscles, I’d recommend you start out with some kegels. These will get you used to contracting your pelvic muscles.

If you have any additional questions about the MuTu system or have any comments please let me know using the comments box below! Thank you for reading!


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  1. Amanda says:


    I had my second baby about 3 1/2 months ago. I was diagnosed with Diastasis Recti at my 6 week checkup by my midwife. I had an unexpected c-section and have had a slow recovery, but I’m now looking to try and heal the Diastasis.

    My question is related to breastfeeding supply: I’ve been breastfeeding while on leave And when I’m back to work full time in a month and I’ll be pumping. I was wondering if you or anyone you know has experienced decreased supply while doing this program?

    • Hi Amanda,

      I haven’t heard of anybody having a problem with their milk supply while on this program. I usually have problems with my milk supply after a baby and I don’t have enough for my baby for more than one or two months.

      However, I used Wendy’s MuTu program after my third baby and coincidentally this was the first and only time I didn’t have any problems with my milk supply. I had more than enough for my baby and was able to breastfeed him as long as I wanted. This may not have been due to the MuTu system but it certainly didn’t hurt my supply or make it less at all.

  2. Eliza says:

    Hi Jessica,

    I am 15 months post-partum and I have DR and weak pelvic floor muscles. It is hard for me to kegel, and I am sick of the bulge in my stomach. I also have a hernia because of my DR which I ended up getting a hernia mesh on, do you think I should of done that?

    • Hi Eliza,

      Each case of DR is different. I’m not a licensed medical professional so I couldn’t say whether the hernia mesh was a good idea or not. For extreme cases, it certainly might be necessary. It still doesn’t solve the root of the problem though which is weak inner abdominals combined with a weak pelvic floor. The best you can do to fix the underlying problem is exercises designed to strengthen both these areas.
      Some of the exercises can be hard to do when you’re first getting started, but I’d recommend sticking with the ones that feel comfortable, then moving on to some of the others as you grow stronger. I really love Wendy’s MuTu system discussed above and I’ve also got a great set of Pelvic Floor exercises that you should be able to start with. There were a couple from the set that I couldn’t do the first two weeks after my last baby, but by sticking to the ones I could, I got to where I could comfortably do all of them in just a few short weeks!


  3. Allie says:

    Hi Jessica,

    I am 6 weeks postpartum and have diastasis recti and spd. The spd started around week 20 of pregnancy and still hasn’t gone away completely, though it got better after delivery. Can the MuTu system help postpartum spd?

    • I know that the MuTu system absolutely helped me with my own spd. It wasn’t as bad once my son was born but the pain was still there and I felt like I wasn’t healing the way I should be. I tried a lot of exercises on my own before moving to this program and it really helped me. I look forward to using it again if I’m blessed with another baby

  4. Norma says:

    Is it ok to start the program 3-months after childbirth? Or is the program designed to start as soon after you give birth?

    • Yes, it’s definitely ok to use it 3 months after your baby is born. The first time I went through it was when my youngest son was almost six months old and it was exactly what I needed to rebuild my stomach.
      It’s designed to be gentle enough to be used immediately after your baby’s birth but, it can still be used even if it’s been awhile since they were born.
      It targets the inner abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles, both of which are strained and weakened during pregnancy. Most other programs fail to focus on these muscles.
      If you go through another program before your body is ready, it’ll only weaken these strained muscles and cause your stomach to protrude out more. In extreme cases, it can even cause diastasis recti 🙁

  5. Rachel says:

    Have you heard of the Tupler Technique? Would you recommend the Mutu system over that one? If so, why? I’m trying to decide which one of the two I want to do.

    • I have heard of the Tupler Technique and I actually used it myself. After my youngest son was born I started out with that and I really liked it. I noticed it helped quite a bit but after using it for awhile I still had a small gap in between my abdominal muscles. That was when I turned to the MuTu system because it offered more guidance and instruction on how to rebuild my body after having a baby.
      I think it really depends on your needs. You can start out with the Tupler Technique and if that ends up being enough for you there’s no reason to use both.

  6. Dawn says:

    I have 3 kids already and am thinking about having a 4th. Would this be a good program to complete before getting pregnant again? Or is it better to use it after you’re done having kids?

    • I think this is an excellent program to complete before you get pregnant again. Most exercise programs don’t target the muscles that the MuTu system does and after having 3 kids your body doesn’t come back together as easily as it did the first or second time around. I have 3 kids myself and after my 3rd son was born I tried a number of programs to help me regain my strength and get back in shape. As I did them I found my stomach was actually getting worse and weaker.
      Going through the MuTu system helped me to identify the muscles that needed to be rebuilt and to focus on my core before moving to more intense workouts. This isn’t something you want to wait until you’re done having kids to go through. I’d go through it before you get pregnant with your 4th, then again afterwards. You don’t have to pay for it each time. Buying it once gives you lifetime access to it so that you can use it anytime you want.

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica – I had a baby 7 months ago and have been working out pretty intensely since he was born. I just had my doctor check and I have a three finger gap so I have been researching how to fix this and the Mutu System seems like the way to go. Will I need to cut back on my intense workouts? I know moves such as planks can worsen the issue but will I still be able to run, do cardio, etc (in addition to the Mutu videos)? Also, how many days per week will this program require? Thank you!

    • I know you probably don’t want to hear this (I certainly didn’t), but I would absolutely recommend cutting back on the intense workouts until you’re able to close the gap. From my own experience, I can tell you that intense exercises like running, HIIT workouts, and abdominal workouts that cause your stomach to bulge out will only aggravate the condition.

      You can and should still include cardio, but I’d keep it to high speed power walking, the elliptical, or other lower intensity exercises. I think the MuTu system is a great place for you to start and, as part of it, Wendy encourages you to include cardio daily as well as the exercises that target the separation.

      The number of days per week the program requires actually changes depending on the week you’re in. Some weeks you need to include the exercises for that week 3-5 days, other weeks it’s 2 or 3, etc. Wendy has it all mapped out so it’s fairly easy to follow. 🙂

      At first it might feel like you aren’t getting the workout you want (if you’re used to high intensity workouts) but I found that by sticking to these and giving my body time to come back together, my core and back got much stronger than it ever did with the heavier workouts and I was finally able to close the gap between my abdominal muscles.

      I hope that answers your questions and if you have any others don’t hesitate to ask!

  8. Nadia Couselo says:

    Hi Jessica,
    Thanks for your detailed reiew. I am a mom of two and I was diagnosed with a 38 mm diagnosis recti 2 weeks ago but my baby is already 15 months old!
    Do you think I will be able to close the gap? Because my doctor said the only way out was surgery and that it is impossible to close a 4 cm gap through any kind of exercise.
    Thanks and regards,

    • I do think that you’d be able to close it or at least make it smaller if you used the right types of exercise and avoided things that could aggravate the condition. The longer it’s been since your baby was born the more time it takes to heal but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.

      I love Wendy’s system because it helps you to identify and become aware of the muscles that need to be strengthened to close that gap. It shows you how to strengthen those muscles so that they can come back together. Another thing I’d recommend is using a girdle to help offer extra support.

      It won’t heal the gap on its own but if it’s used with the proper exercises it can help you heal much faster and offers support for your stomach when it may not be strong enough on its own. If your interested, I also have some excellent pelvic floor exercises that should help as well. You’ll also find a list of exercises and things to avoid while you’re trying to heal it.

      I wish you the best of luck hun, please let me know if you have any other questions

  9. Amy says:

    Hi there,
    I’m curious if you have heard of any specific exercises for moms who’ve had a vertical c-section?
    Its Been almost a year since my daughters birth, which was very high risk and required a 15″ long vertical incision.
    My daughter passed away an hour and a half after she was born.. and due to the trauma- both physical and emotional- any time I even touch my incision my body gets really weak and I end up in tears, shaking.
    I really think being able to strengthen my muscles though, would help me to heal. I’m still having to wear maternity pants since any buttons/zippers hurt my scar.. If I could strengthen my muscles, then my stomach wouldn’t pooch over pants tho- and I’m hopeful I could then venture back into regular jeans- buttons, zippers and all?
    If you know of any helpful tips or programs for mothers of trauma/vertical sections, that would be awesome.
    Thank you!

    • Hey Amy, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult that would be and my heart goes out to you.
      I don’t know how far postpartum you are but it sounds like you’ve had a difficult time healing and that your scar may be getting infected.
      When it gets infected, the incision is unable to heal the way it needs to.
      If you’re just a few weeks postpartum, I’d recommend trying either this healing ointment or an essential oils mixture with coconut oil and a couple drops of Frankincense and/or Helichrysum.

      Either of these should help the incision heal. You do also want to include exercises that target the affected muscles as that too will speed up the healing process. The MuTu system really is a great system for that and I also have a post here that lists quite a few exercises you can do that will help you to strengthen your core after a c section.
      I hope this will give you a good idea where to start and I truly wish you the best hun. If you have any further questions please ask!

  10. Lauren Kinghorn says:

    Hi Jessica, wow! This looks like just the program I’m looking for as I definitely have a mummy tummy! Does it matter that its already nearly 3 years after having my baby? How exactly does the program work – does she post out DVD’s or is everything available in a format we can download from the net (except the equipment of course)? I’m in South Africa, so posting might be tricky as customs duties would also apply.

    • Jessica Camden says:

      That’s exactly what I though when I initially came across it. For me it was that extra guidance that I really needed to help me lose the pregnancy pooch. Wendy’s program can be used whether you just had your baby or it’s been a couple years.

      The way it works is, when you buy the program, you’ll be given a username and password to Wendy’s Mutu Mamas website. Upon logging in you’ll be able to see your program, the nutrition plan, and all the videos that go with Wendy’s program.

      As you complete the steps given in your program each week, you’re given access to the next set of videos. You can either watch the videos online or download them to your computer 🙂 No worries about customs when it comes to the videos in her program.


  11. Rowan says:

    The Mu tu system. The Niche is a super choice and so many mothers need this – many search – many ask around.
    So well done on the choice of Niche
    Secondly as design is my forte – the design is so appropriate to the theme. very fine creativity and much explanation and a lead to a solution.
    Like it

  12. craigandkat says:

    Wow, Thank you so much for your review. I can’t wait to share this with my God daughter. She gave birth to a 7lb 14oz boy when she was 17 then a 10lb 2oz boy 3 years later and then she was surprisingly blessed with a set of twin boys. So now she is thinking she will never get her body back in shape and with 4 boys she doesn’t have a lot of time. I myself was wondering if it would work even if you haven’t given birth and could anyone at any age use it. to tighten up their belly.
    Thank you and have a Blessed Day

    • Jessica Camden says:

      Aww that is amazing! That’s really neat that she’s had all boys 🙂 They sure are a lot of fun! I know exactly what it’s like to have very little free time and wonder if there is time for a workout. I really loved Wendy’s MuTu system because the workouts are only 15-20 minutes and are designed to target your inner abdominal muscles and bring stomach muscles that might be separated due to being pregnant back together.

      It can definitely be used by someone of any age that is looking to tighten up their stomach though. You’d be looking for MuTu Focus if you just want to focus on tightening up your belly. Wendy actually states explicitly on her website that the program can be used by anyone that is looking to get their stomach back in shape 🙂

  13. DianaEvensen says:

    Wow! I had my kids three decades ago, and I’ve never heard of diastasis recti before. However, my younger sister had her second baby two years ago, and she had quite a few of the symptoms mentioned. I’m going to send her the link to this page!
    I never lost the belly after my third son was born. Is thirty years too long to wait to repair diastasis recti?

    • Jessica Camden says:

      I think it’s something that most women haven’t heard of, and they don’t hear of it, until they, or a friend, has diastasis recti themselves and looks for a solution to heal it. This is how I learned of it myself and I was extremely worried their was nothing I could do for it. I definitely can’t afford surgery and likely never will! However, as I started using Wendy’s MuTu system, I saw a change pretty quickly! I was so relieved when I was able to close the gap completely!

      It’s never too late to start using this system or other exercises to repair diastasis. Because it’s been so long, it may not be able to heal a separation entirely, but you will definitely see a difference and your whole body should feel better as a result.

      I wish you both the best of luck and thank you for reading!


  14. Xin Zhang says:

    Hello Jessica,

    This sounds like the program I needed after my son was born. I had no idea that something like this was available. This is surely a good option for after my next one.

    Which of the exercise equipment would you go with? I have simple dumbbells but I don’t have a yoga ball or resistance bands or resistance band loops. Do you recommend getting them all to go along with the program of is that a little overkill?

    Also, can you describe the nutritional program a little bit? Is it cutting out mainly processed foods, kind of a Paleo type diet?

    Just curious.

    Thanks for the information.



    • Jessica Camden says:

      I’ll definitely be going through this program again if I ever have more kids! I love that, after paying once, I get lifetime access! I didn’t purchase any of the equipment above as I was going through it because I already had the bands, yoga ball, and dumbbells.

      It would have been nice to have the resistance band loops, but I was able to go through the program without them by using tights as substitutes. (I may have ripped some of them though). It definitely wouldn’t be going overboard to purchase the extra equipment. It’s a one time investment that you can always use.

      However, if you are going to purchase the bands, loops, and the smaller ball, I might go with just getting the MuTu Kit bag. You’ll get all three and save $16 dollars. 🙂

      The idea behind the MuTu nutritional program is essentially cutting out processed foods as much as you can. It’s not really a paleo diet but it takes out sugar and refined carbs then replaces them with fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Real sources of protein like (fish, chicken, eggs, etc), whole grains, and essential fats.

      I’ve noticed myself that I function much better and feel better when I’m following the guidelines given in it!

      I hope this answers your questions. If you have any additional ones don’t hesitate to ask!


  15. Caito Junqueira says:

    Hello, Jessica,
    That article about the Mutu System is great!
    I know my daughter will love it!

    A program that teaches how to train for weight lost and to keep that weight off afterwards is sensational.
    Are there any videos on youtube that she can check out the system?


    • Jessica Camden says:

      It is a great system that has worked for countless moms! I’ll definitely be coming back to the workout program if I have any more kids. You won’t be able to find this system on youtube. You’ll see reviews from other mom’s who have gone through or if you search for exercises to heal diastasis recti you’ll find several great ones on there.

      It’s not step by step instructions to take you through the process of healing diastasis like Wendy’s 12-week program but they’re definitely very useful videos! I’ve tried a couple of them and liked them alot 🙂 I ultimately went with the MuTu system for the 12 week system and the nutritional guidance.

      Thank you for reading!


  16. Dave Sweney says:

    I honestly had not heard of this MuTu System prior to your review but it sounds like a very viable program that is not cost prohibitive for most of the new mothers that could use it.

    My daughters each had another child last year (they are in their late 30s now, so them deciding to have a thrid one – each has three now – was a surprise). and they have been trying different kinds of exercise and programs ever since to get back into shape.

    I will send this site and review to them so they can have a look it sounds that many of the maladys they suffered through and still deal with could be handled through this MuTu System…

    You mentioned at teh start of the review that you have used the system and are very satisfied with the results. I would be interested in learning more about some of the specifics regarding positives and negatives (if any) you may have had on your journey (my kids would as well – just talked with them)…

    • Jessica Camden says:

      It really is a great system 🙂 I’d say one of the cons however is the cost but I didn’t realize at first that I’d be getting lifetime access to the 12 week program, the nutritional guide, and MuTu community! I’ve met so many people in the same situation as I was in and it’s great to hear their stories and perspective on everything!

      That is amazing they each have three! I too have three sons and love that with this system I can get back into shape afterwards and bring my stomach back in! (That was the big one for me). I exercised for months and my stomach looked like my baby was born the day before. It was so frustrating. I came across this though and started learning what I was doing wrong and once I started doing the exercises I was amazed at how quickly I started to see results!

      The MuTu system creator doesn’t claim it can heal a diastasis entirely but states it can make a big difference. Because of this I wasn’t expecting the results I got but was ecstatic when I was able to completely heal mine 🙂

      The biggest negative for me was the cost but it worked and it’s less than 1% of what you’ll pay for surgery so I”m happy 🙂 Another thing that I didn’t like was that the initial workouts aren’t as intense as I’d like them to be. However they’re gentle exercises because they’re meant to be used during pregnancy to prevent diastasis and pelvic floor problems. Also they can be used immediately after your baby is born if you feel up to it. My baby was several months old and I’d already gotten into a heavy workout routine that I had to cut back on while I went through the process.

      Next time I plan on using the system throughout my pregnancy and afterwards so that during my healing phase I can be going through this 🙂 It’s hard to say what the biggest positive was for me because there were so many! I loved that it actually worked and that Wendy includes her nutritional guide. I love that it can be used to prevent not only diastasis recti but symphysis pubis dysfunction as well.

      Thank you for reading and I wish you and your daughters the best of luck! If you have any additional questions don’t hesitate to ask!


  17. Teanna says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Wonderfully chosen subject, I am the mother of 4 but I had the military to my body back… however, if not for that I would choose your program for sure!


    • I bet the military works you real good! I can’t believe you’ve had four kids! That is really awesome 🙂 I’m hoping for #4 next year! We’ll see how everything goes. Thanks for reading hun!

  18. RachelLouise56 says:

    This sounds like a great workout system! Personally, I have not had any babies and I probably won’t for a while, but I will definitely be keeping this system in mind when I go down that path! I know of several mothers who gain weight during pregnancy and don’t bother trying to burn it off, or are simply too lazy to do so. I know I don’t want to be one of those moms, so I will be turning to an exercise regimen like this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica Camden says:

      Also, losing weight after having a baby can be pretty difficult. Sometimes it comes right off, others it seems like it wont come off no matter what you do! It’s hard to know what exercises are safe to do right after having a baby and which will aggravate your weakened muscles so many mothers opt to not exercise at all. I love the MuTu System because it’s a great guide from day one after you have your baby and teaches you how to maintain your body after you get back in shape. I also love the nutritional guide!

      Thank you for reading hun!

  19. Jezza says:

    I never knew Diastasis Recti, I am not aware that I am suffering from this. I recently gave birth last August so yeah I absolutely agree with you that its so hard to get my body back. I needed some motivation to do it. Price is not bad compare to other fitness programs. Might as well try. Thanks!

    • Jessica Camden says:

      Diastasis doesn’t happen to everyone. And there are many cases in which people have it during their pregnancy but it heals on its own afterwards. I was very hesitant about the price at first and looked into other options because I felt like it was too high. I quickly found that most other options required monthly subscriptions or didn’t include even half of what the MuTu System does. What finally sold me was the guarantee and the lifetime access. I do want to have more kids and when I do I want to be able to access all of Wendy’s resources again without having to pay for the system again.

      Her training program is a great system for any recovering postpartum. Not just people who have diastasis recti 🙂 Thank you for reading and let me know if you have any additional questions!


  20. Rebecca says:

    This site was full of very useful information. Jessica has done a great job sharing her difficult last pregnancy and how she overcame her problem. The site has a lot of information for everyone, not just mothers. As she stated, this information can be used by anyone, men and women. This site is very pleasant to look at and easy to move around on.

    • Jessica Camden says:

      Thank you 🙂 I hope it’s useful and easy to gather information from! If I can help just one person avoid the pain I went through with my last son It’ll be worth it to have put this up. While my content is geared more towards postpartum women, yes it can be used by anyone. Men & women alike have the same abdominal muscles and the same things that will repair diastasis recti in a woman will do the same for a man.

      I appreciate you stopping by! Happy Holidays!

  21. Mark says:

    Hi Jessica,
    That was an interesting read, even though it doesn’t really apply to my case.
    I should get this to my sister in-law! The main problem she’s having is to eat healty, so she’ll find this very informative. It might be a way for her to get in shape again
    – Mark

    • Eating healthy was hard for me too. Seeing the MuTu System included that is what sealed the deal for me 🙂 I know that without a good nutritional plan, exercise can only do so much. Thank you for reading 🙂

  22. Fernan says:

    Really had no idea what Mutu meant. Very useful information. What is the best way to persuade my wife into doing this program? I don’t want to force her but she would love this info. Thank you.

    • It is a very wonderful program that thousands of mothers have successfully used to rebuild their body after having a baby 🙂 I don’t know the best way to persuade your wife to use this program but I would suggest just having her read my review and asking her what she thinks. The nice thing about the system is that if she purchases it and isn’t happy with her results then she can contact Wendy and get her money back 🙂

  23. Emily says:

    hi Jessica!
    I had never heard of the word “Mutu”, lol! Is it commonly used? So if I am already in shape, have not given birth and want to exercise my core, would this be helpful? I am looking for a change in my routine and I feel like I need a high intensity workout. To help shed a few pounds, especially around my waist. Not 20 pounds but maybe 5 pounds. Maybe if I skipped the first 2 weeks and start at week 3? Or just buy the app? I think it is wonderful though that this program exists for women who are wanting to rebuild their core after birth.

    • MuTu is something the creator of the MuTu System Wendy Powell came up with 🙂 She thought it was fitting for Mummy Tummy since that is what we all want to get rid of 🙂 If you’re already in shape I agree that the app might be the better option for you. It’s much cheaper and is intended to be for people who have already built up their body and are looking for a more intensive workout.

      The workouts included in Weeks 3 and higher would definitely be a great training program and if you were to buy the package you’d have access to the entire MuTu community and the Nutritional Guide (this was the big one for me). However if you’re not looking for nutritional guidance and, like you mentioned, you are already in shape, I wouldn’t recommend you pay $97 for this. I’d want you to get the most out of your money and the app would probably be a better fit 🙂

  24. Kat says:

    Hi Jessica, the Mutu System 12 Week Program gives you a lifetime access to it’s community and other perks. what about Mutu Focus? Do you have access to it only for those 12 weeks? The program sounds very good, specially because other ares they offer (food, community, science). But I must admit, I don’t like the up-sale in additional equipment :/

    • Jessica Camden says:

      Hey Kat, Thank you for your review! I definitely need to expand more on what you get through Mutu Focus. No you don’t have the other perks you get with the 12 week program with MuTu Focus. Just the workouts that focus on rebuilding your core, pelvic muscles and overall strength. These are what you would use to repair diastasis recti.

      I too didn’t like that you had to have additional equipment, however all of it is not necessary. I actually used substitutes like a regular ball I had in my house, the bench at my table, a pair of tights and more. They worked just as well 🙂

  25. Stacey says:

    What a helpful post. I think the system sounds great and Wendy seems to be qualified and know what she’s doing. This is so important as there’s so many “experts” out there these days. I love that the MuTu system teaches mothers not only how to lose their mummy tummy but to keep it off – while looking out for their best interests and doing it in a healthy and safe way.

    • Jessica Camden says:

      Thank you Stacey 🙂 I hoped I could organize it in a helpful manner that would allow you to see exactly what the system has to offer. When I first found the MuTu System I kinda took a step back because of the price but as I did further research I realized that the reason other programs were cheaper is because they weren’t offering near as much as Wendy was and many of them were offering Monthly Subscriptions. Not lifetime access. I hope to be able to help other moms find a system that can help them get their body in the shape they want and to keep it that way. The nutritional guidance on top of everything else is like the icing on top. For me the nutritional aspect has always been the hardest and it ‘s just as important as exercising is. Thank you for taking the time to read and review and please let me know if you have additional questions!


  26. vivia says:

    Hi Jessica,

    First of all, thanks so much for enlightening me on what mutu means…I had no idea!
    I know how hard it can be getting back into shape after having kids and this program sounds like it really touches on everything that will help you get your pre-baby body, or better, in the fastest time possible.
    The hardest thing for me after I had kids is to eat healthy. It is so easy to grab a quick meal, or forgo eating altogether, because there is so much more stuff that we have to do that seems to be more important at the time, and I am working diligently on this, so I really glad that the mutu system helps with this.
    This has been a great review. Thanks so much.

    • Jessica Camden says:

      It’s a great name for it isn’t it 😉 pretty ingenious. The mummy tummy is what we’re all trying to get rid of! Wendy really does include so much with her program it’s amazing! I’ve found so many other programs that are designed to help mothers get into shape and learn good nutrition habits but most of them are online subscriptions that you’d need to pay monthly for. And a monthly subscription for the each time you have a baby or want to go through this program can add up to a lot! Wendy charges the one time fee and you have a lifetime access. Every time you have a baby you can come back and have access to everything Wendy and her team have to offer as well as the MuTu Community 🙂

      Nutrition is a big one and in my opinion it’s the hardest! I used to think well I want to eat healthy and if I had a guide that could instruct me on good nutrition habits I would. Wendy offers lifetime access to her nutritional guide as well 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to read and if you have any additional questions don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

  27. Luke says:

    Hi Jessica,
    That sounds like a great system to help get back core strength after giving birth.
    My partner had a few complications with her pelvic floor and muscle strength after the birth of our daughter, it would have been wonderful to be able to recommend a system like this to her.
    Are there any circumstances in which this exercise program is not suitable?
    I’ll be mentioning this to her if we are blessed to have another bundle of joy!
    Thanks and regards,

    • Hey Luke thank you for dropping by! It is a great system that I’d recommend for most moms. There may be some cases in which it is not suitable during a mothers pregnancy or afterwards. During her pregnancy, if a mother has been experiencing any complications or has a medium to high risk pregnancy it’d be best if she waited or consulted her doctor before starting this program. The same is true for after she’s given birth. If there were complications or she doesn’t feel like her body is ready to begin an exercise routine she should wait until her doctor gives her the all clear or she feels like she is ready.
      Thank you for reading! let me know if you have any further questions 🙂