Exercising as a mother

This week the Mummy MOT which is a postnatal assessment for all mothers at any stage following the pregnancy and birth of their baby is focusing on returning to exercise. There appears to be a huge…

Five reasons to keep walking

It is particularly hard to keep exercising as the days get shorter, colder and wetter in the winter months. It is free activity that in most cases can be done with relative ease. The benefits of…

Why is sleep so important?

In today’s society we face a culture where we are expected to be connected constantly with the result that time allocated to sleep is increasing reduced and neglected. The statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

Exercise and our Mental Health

I was honoured to speak about Exercise and Mental Health at this year’s Mensana Week in Gairdin Beo. The event was organised by the amazing team at Carlow Mental Health Association and was a credit to…

The Mummy MOT and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This week the Mummy MOT which is a postnatal check up for all women is going to have a look at pelvic organ prolapse.  Unfortunately, pelvic organ prolapse is more frequent after childbirth affecting one in…

The Mummy MOT talks about urinary incontinence

This week The Mummy MOT which is a postnatal check for all mothers after they have had a baby is looking at urinary incontinence AKA leaking urine. This could be happening when you cough, sneeze, lift…

What is the Mummy MOT?

What is the Mummy MOT? The Mummy MOT is an assessment for all postnatal mothers no matter how long it has been since you had your baby. It is a specialized postnatal examination for both vaginal…