What Is A Mummy MOT?

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 practitioner will provide you with gentle exercises and treatment to help with your recovery – and get you back on track with your fitness goals.


You can use the Mummy MOT as one off post-natal assessment, or you can use it as the first step in your post natal health and fitness rehabilitation journey.


When Should I Have A Mummy MOT?

We would recommend an appointment from 6-8 weeks following birth, whether you had a vaginal or a caesarean delivery. If you’re unsure whether you’re ready, please get in touch and we can advise you on the best time.

Remember that you don’t have to be early post natal to benefit from a Mummy MOT! You may have had a baby weeks, months or even years ago. Sometimes symptoms can develop much later. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, you don’t have to put up with it – physiotherapy can help!

Who Should Have A Mummy MOT?

Every mum would benefit from a post natal assessment to understand how they are recovering after having a baby.

Doing pelvic floor exercises correctly during pregnancy and after birth is a really important part of maintaining and returning to good health and fitness. While general post natal advice on how to train your pelvic floor can be a good place to start, the way you train your pelvic floor can be individualised to you, your current pelvic floor function and your goals. Pelvic floor rehabilitation is only one part of post-natal recovery, and physiotherapy can encompass all the elements key for you to reach your goals.

If you are unsure if you are doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly, that might be a great time to have an assessment.

Examination is especially important if you experience any of the following symptoms:

Urge incontinence

(not getting to the loo in time)

Stress incontinence

(leaking with activities such as laughing, sneezing, running or lifting)

Altered sensation or difficulty fully emptying your bladder

Bowel urge, leakage or incontinence

Pelvic pain or feeling of dragging / heaviness

Pain during or difficulty with intimacy

Abdominal pain, separation or ‘doming’ during activity

Examination and physiotherapy can be really useful to support you in achieving all of your health goals after having a baby, whether that is sport, exercise, work, or lifting and playing with your children.

Who Will Do My Mummy MOT?

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Rhian Sykes

I’m Rhian, a physiotherapist with twenty years of experience in the NHS and private sector, and a certified Mummy MOT practitioner.

I have always enjoyed exercise including running, cycling, swimming and weight lifting. After having my own children, I experienced first hand the huge physical and emotional changes that having babies brings! I adjusted to my new life as a mum, set myself realistic goals, gave myself time and kindness and gradually got back to the exercise that I loved. Now I’m able to enjoy all the activities I love again and I’m passionate about helping other women to do the same!

I Have More Questions, What Do I Do?

If you have any questions please do get in touch!