Self-assessment is an important element of the BodyLove Pilates postnatal method.
Learning how to self-assess will keep track of your healing progress and act as a guide to ensure you are working out at the correct level for your recovery.

In the Postnatal After-birth Training program you will be asked to self-assess your abdominals to ensure you are ready for the next series of exercises.


  1. Your separation or Diastasis Recti – depth, width and length.  Any greater than 2 fingers is considered dysfunction and rehab must continue.
  2. Your pelvic floor integrity/dysfunction - weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles (PFM) symptoms include Light bladder leakage (LBL), stress urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapsedSelf Assessment - the why, what and how