A Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal examination for women following both C-section and vaginal deliveries.
It assesses how your posture, pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are recovering after childbirth, before giving you a personalised advice and exercises plan.
Did you know that 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 tummy gap at eight 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 should not be something you should just put up with as a result of having a baby, this is where the Mummy MOT can help.
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, if in doubt just get in contact and we'll advise if a Mummy MOT is right for you.
Due to the coronavirus we are now offering an online version of the Mummy MOT that can be done via video call.
We are also doing in-person Mummy MOTs at The Northern in West Didsbury in a private room that is regularly cleaned.
Follow Up Treatments
After your Mummy MOT there may be follow up treatments or services that Nikki can offer to help you in your recovery or other health goals. She'll let you know the specifics as part of the Mummy MOT follow up, and you can book in for those by purchasing a 45-minute follow up treatment packages that can be done either online or in person.
Will I have to take my clothes off for the examination?
The Mummy MOT® includes an internal pelvic exam and you will be required to remove the bottom half of your clothing. You will be asked to sign a consent form or give a verbal agreement before the exam takes place.
I had a baby years ago, can I still have a Mummy MOT?
Absolutely! The Mummy MOT® is for all women who have given birth and still suffering in some way. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner your symptoms and issues will be alleviated. But, it's never too late to make an appointment.
Can I bring my baby?
In an ideal world some kind friend or relative will coo over your baby for an hour. I also understand that childcare can be pretty hard to come by so we can make it work either way.
Will there be any follow up after my Mummy MOT?
That is entirely up to you. There is a lot of information to take in from the assessment (you will get a personalised report from what we have found and discussed with you) so most Mums like to go away and digest everything.
We do offer follow up packages to best suit you, whether that be online or in person. Each Mum is different and we will tailor any rehab to your requirements.