A life less ordinary – after a birth trauma that resulted in a colostomy

It’s Birth Trauma Awareness Week.  Gillian Castle @stomachameleon gave birth to her son Sam in October, 2011, at 34 weeks gestation. She suffered severe birth complications resulting in a permanent st...

Postpartum PTSD

Postpartum PTSD – What it is and how it can be treated.

Award-winning cognitive hypnotherapist Fiona Nicolson addresses this increasingly common disorder often experienced by new mums and partners following a traumatic birth experience. What is Postpartum ...


Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – and how Pilates has changed my life.

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder that causes joint hypermobility. Physiotherapist Helen Forth shares what it is like to live with the condition, and...


Self-care: the buzz word that covers a whole variety of things.

Osteopath Gemma Dawson talks about taking her own advice when it comes to self-care. When it comes to self-care what do we mean? Having a calming bath at the end of the day after wrestling toddlers i...

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Physiotherapist has stepped up to be a frontline worker amid the Coronavirus

Women’s health physiotherapist Suzanne Carney has stepped up to be a frontline worker amid the Coronavirus crisis and is taking it in her stride.   ‘Despite the obvious risks of being a frontline work...


Why not to rush back to running after having a baby

Rosie Cardale, Bristol-based musculoskeletal physiotherapist and Mummy MOT practitioner talks about the importance of getting a postnatal assessment and working through fundamental strength training b...


Q&A with Lulu Adams

Lulu is a women’s fitness coach, offering strength-based fitness programmes that embrace the whole picture of ‘women’s wellness’. She firmly believes that it’s so important that training plans reflect...


Anna Williamson: Breaking the stigma of peri and postnatal mental health.

Awesome mama of two little ones, bubbly presenter and talented author Anna Williamson chats to The Mummy MOT about her passionate crusade to improve maternal mental health, not being afraid to ask for...

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TV Star Believes The Mummy MOT® Should be Part of Every Woman's Postnatal Health Check

and we couldn't agree more … TV's Gemma Atkinson recently had a Mummy MOT in Manchester and wasted no time in explaining the benefits of our comprehensive postnatal check to her 1.2 million foll...


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 which m...