I lived in constant pain from the hernia. It hurt to push a heavy shopping cart or even to pick up my kids. Diastasis is muscle seperation and is what causes a pooch. No matter how many sit-ups you do, it won't get better. In fact, they can make it worse.

When my youngest was 2 1/2, I had a full tummy tuck to repair the diastasis & remove loose skin and had the hernia repaired.
3A - I think!

I like to use, but not all at once:
Wash: V05 Tea Therapy or CJ Daily Fix
Condition: CJ Curl Rehab (apply as needed, not daily)
Style: CCCC Lite, CIAB, and BRHG. KCCC is my #1 product