In May 2021, two GP mums on maternity leave were tearing our hair out (literally, clumps of it) about how tricky it was to find reliable information about postpartum health issues. We started searching the internet - and the amount of misinformation we came across was astounding - but also the huge lack of focus on the recovery of a woman after she's given birth. There's so much available after the birth of a baby - less so about the birth of a mother. We asked new mums whether they felt they had enough information about their postnatal recovery, and were shocked to discover that 86% of them admitted to experiencing changes in their body and emotions that they weren't expecting.
We've made it our mission to change that.
Mumie is a web-based application developed by frontline NHS doctors with a wealth of experience in womens health. Supported by specialists across the field of maternal health, Mumie looks to inform and empower new mothers about their postnatal bodies and emotions, reassuring when things are normal, when to seek further support, and how to access this. At a time when it’s tricky to see your GP and health visitor, having trustworthy and reliable information in the palm of your hand has never been so important.
BSc MBBCh MRCGP
Co-founder, Business and Strategy lead
Sarah is a partner in a busy family GP practice and mum of two girls. She is passionate to improve the health care of women in the postnatal period. She has a special interest in business and stakeholder relationships
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Co-founder, Clinical and Scientific lead
Laura is a portfolio GP with a focus on perinatal mental health, contraception and education. She also works as a speciality doctor in breast care. She is a mum of two boys.