Mummy MOT

A Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal assessment recommended for all women following delivery whether 6 weeks or many years after.

MEPS is home to Mummy MOT® HQ – our founder Maria Elliott also founded Mummy MOT®. Already part of every new mother’s standard postnatal rehabilitation in France, Maria created the Mummy MOT after her own experience of giving birth to her eldest daughter whilst based in France.

Mummy MOT Maria Elliot in Clinic - MEPS

What is a Mummy MOT?

The Mummy MOT is a postnatal check that examines the pelvic floor (internal and external) pelvic alignment, musculoskeletal health and diastasis recti. This postnatal assessment can help to identify, assess and manage any postnatal pelvic health conditions.

Your Mummy MOT will be conducted by a specialist women’s health physiotherapist or osteopath. Based on your initial assessment, you will be given a bespoke postnatal recovery plan devised especially for you, your lifestyle and fitness goals, including specific and safe postnatal exercises to get you back to feeling your best self.

  • 1-hour postnatal assessment with a specialist women’s health practitioner
  • In-depth check of pelvic floor strength and tummy gap
  • Assessment of any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth
  • A bespoke postnatal recovery programme devised especially for you, your lifestyle and your fitness goals. This includes specific and safe post-natal exercises to improve stability, posture and core strength.

Who needs a Mummy MOT?

After having a baby, half of all women have a weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor area, while over a third suffer from complex pelvic pain. This can create instability and weak core strength and results in altered transfer load, back pain, pelvic pain, and bladder and bowel weakness. A Mummy MOT helps women avoid these distressing and often embarrassing symptoms.

I would highly recommend a Mummy MOT. It is the most comprehensive assessment and advice session I have ever had.  Maria checked my posture, breathing, tummy and pelvic floor muscles and then recommended the best exercises to do. It was supportive and very encouraging. I understand I still have a long way to go with my condition but with Maria’s help, I feel confident that I am getting closer to a complete recovery. Thank you, Maria, for helping me get my life back. – Joanna

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