December 02, 2020
The Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal check, to help optimise recovery in the postnatal period. It is recommended to have a postnatal check approximately 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby, whether a vaginal or C-section delivery. But, it’s never too late! The Mummy MOT can still be hugely beneficial years later.
Why all mums need a Mummy MOT
After having a baby, half of all women have ongoing weakness and dysfunction in their tummy or pelvic floor muscles. This can result in incontinence, prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pain, even years later. A Mummy MOT helps women avoid these distressing symptoms, to create a recovery programme to fit around lifestyles and fitness goals
What happens during a Mummy MOT?
The session can last up to an hour. A specialist Physiotherapist will assess your posture, lower back and pelvis. They will look at your tummy muscles, to assess the “gap” and use real time ultrasound to see the muscles in action. An internal pelvic floor examination may also be included, and this will be discussed with all patients prior to the appointment and with full consent. Your individual concerns and goals will be addressed within the session, with a bespoke postnatal programme for optimal recovery.
Sleepy, tired, loud and crying babies all welcome to attend!