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About The Mummy MOT®

A Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal examination for women following both vaginal and caesarean deliveries. It will assess how your posture, pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are recovering after birth. And if they’re not, then we can provide you with exercises and treatment to help in your recovery and to return to exercise safely.

Who Needs a Mummy MOT®?

Up to half of all women experience weakness in both the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles after pregnancy and up to a third still have a gap in their tummy muscles at 8 weeks post birth. This can cause instability or poor core strength leading to women developing pelvic or back pain or bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. These conditions do not have to be something you should just put up with as a result of having a baby.

What does the Mummy MOT® involve?

A 1-hour Assessment

Including:

  • Full postural screen

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment

  • Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation

  • Screening for any bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction

It’s recommended that women have an initial assessment after their 6-8 week GP check, but we also treat women who gave birth years ago that may still have a tummy gap or related pelvic floor issues.

You will be given

  • Education and advice on safe baby-care activities such as lifting your baby or pushing a buggy

  • Bespoke rehabilitation programme with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind

  • Written report of the findings of your assessment

What comes next?

After the assessment you will be presented with a written report of the findings and these findings will be discussed with you.  Depending on your diagnosis you may be offered treatment including:

  • manual therapy

  • pelvic floor exercises

  • biofeedback

  • electrical stimulation

  • Stretches

  • Clinical Pilates

  • Holistic Core Restore Exercises

Our mission is to look after you and your body so you can look after your baby.