First Aid for brand new mums

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FIRST AID

Just had your baby?  How to look after your perineum and pelvic floor in the very early days to help healing.

the knack: your pelvic floor is for preventing urine leaks when you cough or sneeze

The Knack: my No 1 piece of physio advice for new mums

By Amanda Savage

I still clearly remember  when I helped a client stop leaking in just one week by teaching her the Knack – and she was FURIOUS. Sarah came to physio with the problem of urinary stress incontinence, leaking urine when she coughed and sneezed. It had been happening since her second son was born……….17 years before. […]

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early postnatal exercises have many benefits

Postnatal exercises for the early days

By Amanda Savage

Early postnatal exercises have lots of benefits Get a free Exercise booklet & exercise video. I believe that if your body is a good place you will cope better with the physical and emotional demands of motherhood.  Even though you are busy with your delicious newborn baby, taking time out to do some early postnatal […]

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Can I do exercises after a Caesarean? Expert physio advice from Amanda Savage

Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

By Amanda Savage

Free safe exercise booklet & video Many women are worried about doing any exercises after a Caesarean section and find themselves becoming very stiff, hunched over and uncomfortable. Physiotherapists promote MOVEMENT as soon as possible after a Caesarean to help your circulation, stretch out your abdominal wall, regain your posture, engage your pelvic floor and support […]

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First Aid for sore bottoms – use my RESCue remedy

By Amanda Savage

GIVING BIRTH CREATES A SOFT TISSUE INJURY –  TO THE PELVIC FLOOR The pelvic floor needs the same love, care and attention in the first hours, days and weeks after delivery as any other injury would.  As the first aider rushes to the side of the pitch with bags of ice, everyone knows there are proven first aid […]

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Your perineum after brith needs the same care as an ankle strain - advice from specialist physiotherapist Amanda Savage

Your perineum after birth – the same as a bad ankle strain….without the sympathy

By Amanda Savage

A NASTY ANKLE SPRAIN AND THEN RUN HOME……… Imagine the state of your ankle if you fell on an uneven pavement, gave it a nasty twist and then still had to run home – you wouldn’t be at all surprised to be looking at a hot, red, swollen, bruised and very tender foot and ankle? […]

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Who’s looking after the chicken?

By Amanda Savage

KEEPING THE MOTHER CHICKEN HEALTHY IS IMPORTANT In the early days of a newborn baby there is an awful lot to think about for the newly hatched egg.  However, don’t forget,  every day, to stop and think about the chicken.   Who is going to look after the egg properly if the chicken is tired, weak, […]

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Sore bottom? Try a hard chair. Professional physio advice after birth

Sore bottom? Try a hard chair

By Amanda Savage

HARD CHAIR?  HAVE YOU SEEN MY STITCHES!?!@##% If you are nursing a tender bruised perineum after your childbirth heroics that doesn’t seem the kindest option does it?  But actually soft cushions or the sofa may press up against the sore area more than you would think, as they mould in around you. This can restrict […]

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10 tips to make those first postnatal poos feel more comfortable by specialist physiotherapist

10 Tips to make those first postnatal poos more comfortable

By Amanda Savage

When you are feeling sore after giving birth, the first wees really sting and it is hard to even contemplate how you are going to manage to open your bowels without pain. Postnatal poos need a bit of encouragment. Here are some tried and tested simple tips to help you have a more comfortable time. […]

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