The Mummy MOT® Blog

Information & Advice for Post Natal Women Suffering with Pelvic Floor Issues

Top Tips for Post Natal Recovery: How to Start Your Day

Your focus may be on your baby in the post natal period but don't forget to look after yourself too. During post natal recovery period, consider…. Practice Conscious Breathing 3-5 times per day. Shallow breathing and chronic stress promotes inflammation and lowers the...

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The Ultimate Guide to Pelvic Pain Recovery

May is Pelvic Pain awareness month. It can’t be a coincidence that it’s also mental health awareness week because, as anyone who’s suffered from pelvic pain will know, it is debilitating – both physically and psychologically. A shocking 55% of those suffering from...

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‘My Mummy MOT’ by a Dad!

Although I have been there every single step of the way I cannot, in any way, shape or form, take the credit for carrying or delivering our beautiful baby boy. That award goes to my amazing wife. The birth allowed me a window through which I saw my wife with very...

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The Mummy MOT for Abdominal Separation

Separation of your abdominals during the third trimester of pregnancy is entirely normal and all women will experience this to a degree. Sometimes this problem is described as a ‘post-baby pooch or mummy tummy’, suggesting it’s a harmless consequence of pregnancy but...

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The ‘ideal birth’ and what happens when it goes wrong

Shame, loneliness and disappointment: the hidden burden of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after childbirth The ‘ideal birth’ and what happens when it goes wrong A lovely, perhaps natural childbirth, in relaxed and comfortable surroundings, with pain under...

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Chiswick’s Mummy MOT Adds a New Practitioner

After some much needed R&R over Christmas my team and I are starting 2017 with all sorts of exciting new plans and projects and I can’t wait to get cracking. My first announcement is that the fabulous Sarah Marsh, a specialist women’s health physio and yoga teacher,...

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THE MUMMY MOT – the new little black dress.

Every woman should have a Little Black Dress (LBD) in their wardrobe (or at least that’s what all the fashionistas say). An LBD symbolises elegance and class, and let’s face it, most women want to feel elegant and classy from time to time. However what every woman...

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Mummy MOT® and Holistic Core Restore® Partnership

I’m so thrilled that once again the Mummy MOT® Professionals Course this weekend was such a success. It’s always a delight to see my colleagues so engaged and enthusiastic about something which I’m so passionate about. This is what one of this weekend’s recruits had...

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Post Birth Sex Pain – A Game Changer.

It’s sex, Jim, but not as we know it… Did you enjoy sex before having your baby but now dread it because it’s painful? Is your vagina sore, dry or just doesn’t feel quite the same as before when having sex? Painful sex after birth – You are not alone. Statistics range...

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The French System

A la Française In France, all new mums’ post natal care includes a full abdominal check-up six weeks after giving birth followed by a post natal rehab programme. Yes that’s for all French women and yes it’s paid for by the state! In the UK many women are lucky to get...

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Running shorts to feel safe in – from leaks that is!

Amazing weekend in Walsall, Birmingham at the Women's Health Summit organised by Gerard Greene and Michelle Lyons. It was great to meet Yvonne, founder of EVB Shorts and to find out an intriguing new way on handling exercise / running incontinence. An engineer by...

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Mummy MOT Training with Maria Elliott and Jenny Burrell

Mummy Mot Weekend Outline Nov 2015 Day 1 with Maria Elliott Back to Basics /Theory Anatomy and Physiology of the Abdominal and Pelvic Floor Muscles Childbirth and Pelvic Trauma Current theories and research on RDA Recovery Lev Ani Avulsions PGP/POP/UIC/FIC quick...

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