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

Let’s Talk Post-Natal Vaginas! What’s normal?

Does Something feel odd down there?… So you joined the NCT, did the breathing exercises, wrote the birth plan, or maybe you didn’t – well it doesn’t really matter, because now you’ve had your baby, most of that information is totally irrelevant. More pressing is that something no one ever mentioned before has happened. While [...]

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TV’s Gemma Atkinson confirms she’ll be having a Mummy MOT®

Earlier this month on Instagram TV's Gemma Atkinson, confirmed she'll be returning to exercise following the birth of her baby but will be having a Mummy MOT® first. View this post on Instagram I’ve had messages asking when I’ll be training again, if I’ll be doing fitness shoots again and what I’m doing to help [...]

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Diastasis Recti After Pregnancy

Diastasis Recti After Pregnancy

All pregnant women will develop a degree of abdominal separation (diastasis Recti) during their third trimester of pregnancy. It is a normal physiological change that happens to the tummy wall that makes room for the growth of the baby. But when does it become a cause for concern?

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Why every mum needs a Mummy MOT

Why every mum needs a Mummy MOT

This blog post was written by Davina Gordon and originally featured on her blog mum of sonny I was lucky to have an uncomplicated pregnancy. I didn’t gain much weight despite binging on Fruit-tella and doughnuts. I had no morning sickness. My ankles didn’t swell and I didn’t feel uncomfortable until the last few weeks. [...]

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Mummy MOT & Natracare – an organic partnership

Mummy MOT & Natracare – an organic partnership

We’re pleased to announce that we’re working with Natracare – the Bristol-based company best known for their organic and plastic-free period products. Founded in 1989 by environmental trail-blazer, Susie Hewson, Natracare brought the world its first ever organic tampon. 30 years later, their range of healthy and natural personal care products are sold in over 80 countries. Natracare’s range [...]

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

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 immune system. Pausing to slow down your breathing – even a few [...]

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New Mummy MOT & Pelvic Pain Recovery Clinic at Queen’s Tennis Club

New Mummy MOT & Pelvic Pain Recovery Clinic at Queen’s Tennis Club

Leading UK Practitioner Maria Elliott launches new Mummy MOT & Pelvic Pain Recovery Clinic at Queen’s Tennis Club Internationally renowned postnatal chartered physiotherapist, pelvic pain recovery specialist and Mummy MOT founder, Maria Elliott, has just launched a new clinic at the exclusive Queen’s Tennis Club every Monday in their state of the art rehabilitation pilates [...]

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The Ultimate Guide to Pelvic Pain Recovery

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 chronic pelvic pain will subsequently develop depression and given that one in [...]

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‘My Mummy MOT’ by a Dad!

‘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 different eyes. I have [...]

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The Mummy MOT for Abdominal Separation

The Mummy MOT for Abdominal Separation

  This blog post has now been updated and can be found here: https://themummymot.com/diastasis-recti-after-pregnancy/   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 [...]

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

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 control and a supportive birth team…. That is what we would all like and what we expect when [...]

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Chiswick’s Mummy MOT Adds a New Practitioner

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, will now also be conducting Mummy MOT’s from [...]

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