Watch: Nicole’s story about working out during pregnancy

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Nicole MUTU Mama

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“Hey, My name is Nicole and I’m a mama to two kiddos! I want to talk to you about  working out during pregnancy and my experience using MUTU System.

Working out during pregnancy the first time around wasn’t that high of a priority for me. I thought once I had my baby I could just start back up again and be okay. 

Nicole MUTU Mama with kiddos

Well, I wasn’t okay. I had a lot of instability in my core due to a large diastasis recti. I also peed when I sneezed or tried to do higher impact exercises like jumping. And my back was hurting more than it ever had before.  

The hardest part though was not understanding if any of it was actually just ‘normal’ or if there was something not quite right. I felt confused, defeated, and self-conscious.

I felt so out of place in my own body.

Luckily I found and started MUTU System 12 weeks after my first pregnancy, completed it and felt confident and fully healed about a year later. Finding MUTU gave me the answers, guidance, and hope I desperately needed.

Working out during my 2nd pregnancy

When I became pregnant with my 2nd child a few years after that I knew working out during pregnancy should be a priority. I also knew I wanted to use MUTU System throughout my pregnancy this time, and I am so glad I did.

I felt so much more confident during my second pregnancy having MUTU System as my guide. 

Having learned all I did through MUTU System after having my first baby, during my second pregnancy I felt so much more in control and relaxed in my body. 

I felt I could trust in myself and trust my body. I didn’t do the program perfectly throughout my 2nd pregnancy (because, life! And a toddler in tow!). But I did my best, and it made all the difference.

I really struggled with postpartum anxiety and depression during the first months postpartum. Having the MUTU Core daily practice to help me slow down, breath, and focus inward was really helpful.

I found I had so much more patience with my physical recovery and appearance during my second postpartum recovery because of what MUTU helped me learn and love about my body. 

I found I could give myself more patience and acceptance as I healed. 

Why I recommend MUTU System for working out during pregnancy

I love the focus MUTU System has on empowering through education. 

The exercises are short but powerful and I always feel accomplished after. Which was important when working out during pregnancy felt like the last thing I wanted to do sometimes, but I knew I would feel better if I did my MUTU exercises.

No spare time

As a mother you always feel a little time poor, but MUTU makes it worth the time. 

Pregnancy and postpartum left me feeling isolated and lonely at times but being able to read other mama experiences and connect to others through the membership site reminded me in my harder moments that I truly was not alone. 

Community and support

I love that there is always support from other MUTU mamas and also Team MUTU. 

Compared to what I dealt with physically postpartum after my first pregnancy when I didn’t have MUTU, the second time around when I had MUTU was such a positive and different experience.

Sure my body had healing to do, I had just grown and birthed a babe! But because I had focused on working out during pregnancy with MUTU System my body was able to heal very well within the first few months postpartum.

“No diastasis recti, no urinary incontinence, and no back pain!”

Healing postpartum is not just a physical process but a deeply emotional one as well. MUTU System helped me to cultivate such a positive mindset around my body, and helped me to uncover the deepest beauty within myself that is not dependent on just the way I look on the outside. 

I struggled so much after my first pregnancy with body image issues but after my second pregnancy, I could feel such a shift. Sure I had some days where I wished my body was all healed, but there wasn’t an obsessive urgency.

Even as I was healing and working on strengthening my body I was content, happy, and found confidence in my body. 

That is something that I never found in any other exercise program before MUTU System. 

Why MUTU System is Different 

MUTU System focuses on the WHOLE individual. Not just spot treating areas one doesn’t like. 

This program truly is for every woman- from mamas who want to focus on working out during pregnancy safely, to mamas who have grown up kids who just now have the time and energy to dedicate to themselves.

Through using MUTU System and truly taking the values of the program to heart I am all the better for it, inside and out’.

MUTU is the medically recommended and clinically proven 12-week pre and postnatal exercise program for moms. 

Find out more about setting goals around exercise during pregnancy HERE.

Wendy Powell
Wendy Powell
Wendy Powell, Dip PT is Founder and CEO of MUTU System. Wendy is a highly certified postpartum specialist and master trainer, as well as a speaker, Femtech entrepreneur and mentor.

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Life-Changing Results for Moms

  • Approved as safe and effective in Clinical trials
  • Evidence based solution for fat loss, diastasis recti and pelvic floor
  • Stream Pre and Postpartum workouts on-demand from any device
  • Inclusive, expert-led support community
  • Track your step by step progress in the MUTU Hub

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