C-Section Recovery

A Mummy MOT is a great first step towards C-Section Recovery.

What is a C-Section?

A C-section (also known as a cesarean section) is a surgical procedure used to deliver your baby. A caesarean is a major operation and may be recommended as a planned (elective) procedure or in the case of an emergency. During a C-section, the cut is usually made across your tummy, just below the bikini line.

When should I book my Mummy MOT following a C-section?

Recovering from a caesarean usually takes longer than recovering from a vaginal delivery, therefore, we suggest you book a Mummy MOT following a c-section from 8 weeks postnatal.

During the Mummy MOT, the practitioner will discuss your delivery, offer a full postural screen, pelvic floor muscle assessment, abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation, and internal examination (if you wish), discuss and examine your C-section scar, and screen for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction.

Your practitioner will offer a safe environment, educate and advise on activities, lifting the baby, or pushing your buggy. After the assessment, you will be given a written report on the findings of your assessment and a bespoke rehabilitation programme to fit your lifestyle and get back to your exercise goals.

Thinking about caesarian scar recovery and release?

It is important to mobilise the scar tissues to assist the natural scarring process and prevent potential adhesions which can lead to issues such as local, pelvic, and lower back pain, and urinary problems.

Alongside manual scar release these two options are also available at select clinics:

  • LPG Endermologie® offers a pain-free way to loosen scar tissue, improve skin quality, and reactivate exchanges.

  • LymphaTouch combines mechanical vibration and negative pressure to effectively activate the lymphatic circulation in the treated area, reducing swelling and pain. It is suitable for scar release, as well as for those suffering from secondary lymphedema due to C-section trauma. 

Both medical LPG Endermologie® and LymphaTouch treatments are available at the Mummy MOT HQ at 8 Dorset Square London or in select clinics across the UK and Ireland. Click on 'Book Now' to find your nearest practitioner offering these treatments.

We hope you also find our manual scar release video helpful: