A Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal examination for women following both vaginal and C-section deliveries. It will assess how your posture, pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are recovering after childbirth. Your Mummy MOT physiotherapist will provide you with gentle exercises and treatment to help with your recovery – and get you back on track with your fitness goals.
What does it include?
The 60 minute appointment includes:
- Full postural screen.
- Pelvic floor muscle assessment.
- Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation.
- Screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction.
Who carries out the Mummy MOT?
The appointment is carried out by women’s health physiotherapist and licensed Mummy MOT practitioner, Ailsa Witherington. Ailsa hosts a monthly MOT clinic at Sigma.
I had my 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.
Will I be expected to remove my clothes?
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.
Can I bring my partner/friend/ with me to the appointment?
Yes, if you would feel more comfortable with a friend/partner attending the appointment that is ok.