Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant

Be the authority on core prevention and rehabilitation methods, prenatal and postpartum.


You can be the wellness professional that prevents or solves a myriad of pregnancy and postpartum challenges for your clients. More than ever before, women are seeking professionals and programs that help them solve challenges that occur during and after pregnancy. This course gives you the confidence and ability to address these challenges so that you can give freedom and ease back to the life of a new mom.


Fit For Birth has teamed up with The Bloom Method to deliver a course that is truly unlike any other. The Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant™ course is created specifically for fitness and wellness practitioners. You can be the saving grace for many women, and in turn their families, who have suffered unnecessarily due to challenges like diastasis recti, pelvic girdle pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction, piriformis syndrome, herniation, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. You will also know exactly what protocols to use to rehabilitate from C-section and episiotomy.
Diastasis recti affects about two-thirds of pregnant women, and various programs around the world have risen to address the problem: Tupler Technique®, MUTU System, Birth2FitMum, The Tummy Team, and more. A Fit For Birth professional must understand them all. The Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant™ course empowers you to understand the conflicting science and exercises for solving diastasis, so that you can empower your clients to the fastest success. You get to choose the methods that work best for your clients, in many cases giving women back their lives, and making an incredible living doing it.
Now you can be the definitive resource for these women.

I would definitely recommend this course. As someone who has a large DR myself, I have been searching for answers for a long time as to how to actually heal. There is very little information out there and even programs like the Tupler Technique don’t work for everyone because each individual person is different. I look forward to a world with more individuals certified in healing DR because it is obvious that there are many people out there looking for answers.
I feel so empowered after taking the course – before taking it, the little research about DR that I could find basically consisted of a long list of things not to do (push ups, planks, don’t even sit up normally when you get out of bed).
I feel a really strong connection to my core right now and that is something I haven’t felt since my daughter was born a year and a half ago, so thank you again!! I am sure that there are so many people out there that will benefit from this course as much as I did. Thank you for recognizing the need to educate people about this and for putting this course together!
The course exceeded my expectations. I learned so much and loved that we had the opportunity to work with real postpartum ladies to practice our assessments.
I loved having the physical therapist come and do a live evaluation with us. It was really helpful to hear all the things she looks at when evaluating a patient, including alignment, posture, how they stand, etc. There are so many factors that can play into creating/healing a DR and I like that she brought up alignment/posture since that isn’t always something people think of. Also, having a visual of what the DR surgery looks like was really powerful. It shows what a major surgery it is and it’s easy to see how one could take months to fully recover from it.

Laura Rupper, Personal Trainer and Mom



Brooke is known for her strong desire to empower women through movement before, during & after their pregnancies. Her passion for empowering pregnant women through body awareness and movement techniques has earned her an international following from both perinatal women who are seeking her services and fitness professionals who desire to be trained in her methods. Her work with prenatal and postpartum women is pushing the fitness industry’s boundaries, and leading the way for the expansion that is so desperately needed. Brooke is excited to share her knowledge and experience as she joins with Fit For Birth for this special course on Diastasis Recti!

This Course Answers Questions Like...

    • What’s the difference between hernia and diastasis, and why is the medical community defining it differently than the fitness community?
    • Can hernias cause diastasis or can diastasis cause a hernia?
    • Can stretched connective tissue/collagen return to its original form?
    • Can connective tissue be healed using exercise?
    • Does diastasis cause other issues, like pelvic pain and low back pain?
    • Is diastasis linked to pelvic floor weakness?
    • Why are so many women choosing surgery to repair their abdominal wall?
    • What is involved in diastasis surgery, and is it a valid option?
    • What is the track record of the most popular diastasis methods like Tupler®, MuTu®, Birth2FitMum, and Tummy Team? Are they really working, or just marketing hype?
    • Why are planks and crunches taught for healing diastasis recti by some, but shunned by others?
    • What is involved in diastasis surgery, and is it a valid option?
    • Could the common fitness cue to “draw-in” be causing diastasis in some women?
    • What does the current scientific research on diastasis recti imply?
    • What are the current protocols being used by Women’s Health Physical Therapists around the world for treating diastasis recti, c-section, episiotomy, and more?

What makes this Fit For Birth course unique?

    • The most definitive and comprehensive women’s course of its kind for fitness and wellness professionals.
    • Get an outside-of-the-box holistic look at treating diastasis recti.
    • Understand postpartum core dysfunctions in an entirely new context.
    • A thorough overview of all current scientific research around the world.
    • A thorough overview of the most prominent treatment programs being offered today, including the MuTu® method, Tupler Technique®, Birth2FitMum, The Tummy Team and more.
    • Feel confident knowing how you can help using corrective and rehabilitative exercises, and when you need to refer your client to another therapist.
    • Understand the exercises that Women’s Health Physical Therapists are using to treat diastasis recti and other core dysfunctions, and how to work with them in your practice.
    • Simplify your knowledge regarding the “Notable 9” Core Challenges: diastasis recti, abdominal hernia, lumbopelvic and female pain syndromes like symphysis pubis dysfunction, pregnancy-related lower back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, lumbar disc herniations, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, C-section, and episiotomy/tearing of the pelvic floor.
    • Explore groundbreaking topics like C-section rehabilitation and episiotomy rehabilitation, and understand exactly what exercises to use in your practice.
    • Use the revolutionary Core Breathing Belly Pump™ activation technique to instantly improve your client’s function.
    • Review the common myths associated with diastasis recti.
    • Review the five common myths associated with Diastasis Recti.
    • View the physiology of the linea alba connective tissue and the physiological implications of it being over-stretched.
    • Learn the “true” assessment for diastasis recti on postpartum women.
    • Learn to assess the pelvic floor musculature for multiple aspects of activation, de-activation, and bulging.
    • Practice the art of empowerment and intuition in coaching your postpartum clients as we sort through the politics of this rapidly evolving field.
    • We simplify it for you. Simple, clear, step-by-step protocols as well as empowerment to think outside the box.

Other Course Objectives:

    • Understand the evolution of diastasis recti, and its rise as the hottest topic in today’s prenatal fitness realm.
    • Feel the tremendous social impact that surrounds diastasis and other postpartum dysfunctions.
    • Describe principles of exercise physiology and kinesiology as it relates to the core during pregnancy, during labor, and postpartum.
    • Understand Core Corrective Methods including: Belly Training™, the Core Breathing Belly Pump™, Fit For Birth’s Diastasis-Closing Corset™, and The Bloom Method’s Ab Wraps™.
    • Understand the physiology of the core’s “inner unit” and clarify the often confusing and competing concepts for “core” in the world of fitness.
    • Describe the synergy between diaphragm, transverse abdominis (TVA) and pelvic floor inner unit muscles.
    • Understand the difference between Abdominal Bracing and Hollowing.
    • Understand why cues like “draw in” can sometimes cause clients more harm than help.
    • Identify common symptoms that give rise to the “Notable 9” Pre and Postnatal Core Challenges, and describe prevention and rehabilitation protocols for each.
    • Understand the range of core dysfunction, from under-facilitation to over-facilitation patterns.
    • Design corrective exercise sequences that address various prenatal and postpartum lumbopelvic core challenges.
    • Recognize when you must refer to a higher-level therapist.
    • Understand the power of the mind. Describe how to incorporate mind-body techniques into your programs.
    • Understand the role that nutrition plays in preventing and healing pregnancy-core related challenges like diastasis.
    • Understand the Fit For Birth and Bloom Method protocols for diastasis recti, in light of the most prominent current methodologies.

How is this course different from the Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist?

    • The Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant (PPDCC) Course specifically builds upon the techniques and awareness delivered in the Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist (PPCES) Course. The corrective and rehabilitative measures discussed in PPDCC assume that participants already have a knowledge and practice using PPCES concepts like: the Big Four Imbalances, Diaphragmatic Breathing, Core Breathing Belly Pump™, Belly Training, Labor Training, Primal Movement Assessments and Fit For Birth’s Program Design Method.
    • The PPDCC builds upon the all-important history of childbirth and the state of childbirth today, including statistics and modern norms. Research from PPCES will not be repeated. PPDCC also assumes a knowledge of the PPCES benefits of exercise, as well as cardiovascular and metabolic considerations. The PPDCC is like taking a super-dose of the PPCES’s “Common Pregnancy Considerations” and mixing it with the latest scientific research on “program design” methodologies and Women’s Health Physical Therapy protocols that specifically relate to: diastasis recti, abdominal hernias, pelvic girdle pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction, pregnancy-related lower back pain, piriformis syndrome, disc herniation, sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, C-section rehabilitation and episiotomy/vaginal tearing rehabilitation.
    • Rather than providing a comprehensive overview of the pre and postnatal fitness realm, the PPDCC focuses on making the pre and postnatal fitness professional highly aware of the current state of the diastasis recti niche industry, as well as the perinatal protocols being used in women’s physical therapy today.
    • To make sure that the PPDCC course flows easily, and that all participants have the same basic awareness of the pre and postnatal realm, it is a requirement to have completed the PPCES (either online or live) prior to participating in the PPDCC. For further information, please feel free to contact us at

What You'll Receive:


1. Immediate access to PPDCC Online:
  • Video Presentation of Live PPDCC Course (about 20 hours)
  • Presentation Slides (457)
  • 2017 Updated Manual (400 pages)
  • Certificate of Completion after successful completion of quizzes
  • Clear instructions and all materials for petitioning to your certifying organization for CEC’s
  • Immediate access to Private PPDCC Facebook Group, with Lifetime Membership that is available only to PPDCC students and graduates; unlimited access to James, Brooke, and the international Fit For Birth Community!

Not yet a Fit For Birth team member, but want to take advantage of the PPCES/PPDCC Bundle?!

What You'll Receive:


1. Immediate access to PPCES Online
2. Immediate access to PPDCC Online:
  • Video Presentation of Live PPDCC Course (about 20 hours)
  • Presentation Slides (457)
  • 2017 Updated Manual (400 pages)
  • Certificate of Completion after successful completion of quizzes
  • Clear instructions and all materials for petitioning to your certifying organization for CEC’s
  • Upon completion of PPCES, access to Private PPDCC Facebook Group, with Lifetime Membership that is available only to PPDCC students and graduates; unlimited access to James, Brooke, and the international Fit For Birth Community!


Here’s What Others Who’ve Joined This Course Have to Say:

I loved James’ and Brooke’s energy and passion for this course. I have left with a new set of tools to help women prevent (or heal) diastasis recti, and other core challenges.
I loved learning about everything, from the linea alba, to reading about what so many postpartum women are going through, to the different methods/techniques, to assessing and rehabbing the core with proper breathing patterns to get stronger.
The most interesting part for me was learning about the Notable 9 Perinatal Core Challenges. This is because a lot of these challenges affect more people than just the pregnant population. The great thing about this course, that yes, it focuses on perinatal women, but a lot of these solutions can help men and women with lower back pain, hip pain, sciatica, and general tightnesses in the area.
I would definitely recommend this course to other fitness professionals. It is comprehensive and you leave confident that you can assist future moms.
This course exceeded my expectations.

Natalie Valdez, Pilates Instructor

What I found to be especially profound was emphasizing the importance of a properly functioning inner unit in its entirety. We learned that many other postpartum issues (pelvic floor incontinence, prolapse, hernia, hip pain, back pain) are the result of a dysfunctional inner unit. We learned how to assess and address these issues to bring relief and healing to the new mother.
I also found it interesting that the degree of abdominal separation isn’t as big an issue as the woman knowing how to properly use her inner unit and control her intra-abdominal pressure. I was also amazed to find that the linea alba is made of more collagen fibers than elastin. Meaning it’s more of a supportive unit than I originally understood.
I would absolutely recommend this course! I think this information is needed in order to stop the cycle of postnatal symptoms from DR. In addition, learning how to properly train the core empowers women to not be afraid to continue the exercises she loves because she has the tools to do them safely and effectively.
I learned more than I thought I would, and I especially loved how deeply the course went into the anatomy of the inner unit.

I enjoyed how Brooke and James each brought a different perspective/personality to the course. I also enjoyed hear from a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist as well for another point of view.

Anna Bernard, Holistic Health Practitioner

The whole course was fascinating! It was so incredibly thorough and comprehensive. There’s so much excellent material to continue to study.
I found the most interesting part of the course to be the juxtaposition of the severity of the struggle with the solutions from the corrective exercise/fitness and physical therapy worlds that is working to help change this health and fitness epidemic…Overall, the power of presenting effective, compassionate solutions in the face of such a dire women’s health/fitness epidemic. I feel called more to postpartum work and finding the women who have “fallen through the cracks”, especially years later.
The heart-wrenching testimonials of women struggling with diastasis recti and its various complications were difficult to witness but served as information and inspiration to take more effective action.
We were given a solid foundation of many corrective exercise tools and approaches to address specific issues and challenges. The systematic progression of the breath work exercises to bring awareness and correction to the pelvic floor, diaphragm, and TVA were incredible along with the clear understanding of the importance of working with both the inner and outer core units.
It was awesome to have postnatal mothers as guests as well as the physical therapist. The mini breaks with breath work, visualization, and gentle movement really helped me to stay balanced and keep up with the pace and length of the workshop. I came away feeling better equipped and more confident to support my clients and create more effective outreach for bringing in new clients. Sharing business strategies and practices was also very helpful.
I would definitely recommend this course to others! It gave me a sense of community and camaraderie with other like-minded fitness professionals, which is very uplifting.

Morgyn Danae, Personal Trainer, Dance Therapist, Massage Therapist

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PPDCC: Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant

PPCES: Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist

*PPCES is a prerequisite course to PPDCC. Certificates of completion for PPDCC will be issued after successful completion of the PPCES.

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