The Mummy MOT

Lidder Therapies offers The Mummy MOT in Hitchin and Hertford

After the birth of your baby most women have a weakness in either the tummy muscles or the pelvic floor. Your posture and centre of gravity may still be altered. This can lead to instability and poor core strength. Combined with the demands of caring for a new born this may result in back pain, pelvic pain, bladder or bowel weakness. 


The Mummy MOT is recommended for all post natal women, regardless of how post natal you are. It will assess your posture, tummy muscles and pelvic floor muscle strength and advise on pelvic floor safe post natal exercises to prevent long term issues. 




100% of women will have a tummy gap during pregnancy, this is normal to allow the baby to grow. 

Over one third – 36%  of women still have a tummy gap greater than 2 fingers eight weeks after giving birth.


Of that third of women who still have a tummy gap, two thirds of those – 66% will develop a pelvic related health issue.

Current research suggests that the size of the gap is not as important as the tension that can be generated across it. 

The Mummy MOT will identify these muscle imbalances and correct them with appropriate exercises to regain stability and allow optimal form and function.

Bally works with many post natal fitness specialists in the area to progress your post natal fitness in a safe and effective way to allow you to return to the exercise you enjoy the most. 

Lidder Therapies, The Mummy MOT, Hitchin
Lidder Therapies, The Mummy MOT, Hitchin
Lidder Therapies, The Mummy MOT, Hitchin
Lidder Therapies, The Mummy MOT, Hitchin

The Mummy MOT is a 

  • 1-hour post-natal assessment with a Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist

  • Ideally at 6 weeks and beyond

  • In depth check of Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength and Tummy gap

  • Assess any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth

  • Recommends a bespoke post natal recovery programme, including specific and safe post-natal exercises to improve stability, posture and core strength

Click here to read more about the mummy MOT specialist physiotherapy programme.

Follow this link to complete the online pre-screen questionnaire.

To read about feedback from the Mummy MOT and why you may need one look here

Download the 'Return to running postnatal guidelines' published March 2019

Check out my blog post for staying fit for bump, baby and beyond for more information.

If you have any queries please contact me for more information or an informal chat.


I booked in for the Mummy MOT and I am so glad I did. A diagnosis of issues from my previous pregnancy, and a few follow up sessions, have made a huge difference. Bally is friendly, professional and approachable.

Mrs EB

Having a post baby check up was suggested to me and the Mummy MOT that Bally provided was excellent. It provided me with reassurance and suggested exercises to help with specific issues. Bally explained everything in a way that made sense and I felt totally at ease with her. I would recommend the Mummy MOT to any new mum.

Mrs SP

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