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For new mums who want reliable information and effective exercises to help bring their body back after giving birth.  Professional advice and useful signposts for fixing bladder, bowel, abdominal and pelvic floor problems.  Here are all the articles in the the order they were written or you can jump straight to a category to suit you from the menu bar.

electrical stimulation programme for new mums

Which is the best electrical stimulation programme for new mums?

By Amanda Savage | Aug 31, 2021

Which is the best electrical stimulation programme for new mums wanting to rehab their pelvic floor muscles? This is one of the topics Kegel8 founder, Stephanie Taylor, asked me about in some video Q & A sessions about the Kegel8 Ultra 20 machine. She is passionate about helping their customers get value and success from … Continue reading Which is the best electrical stimulation programme for new mums?

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Get started with a Kegel8 Ultra 20 Stimulation Machine

By Amanda Savage | Aug 31, 2021

How to get started with an electronic pelvic floor toner Are you trying to get started with a Kegel8 Ultra 20 stimulation machine? Let’s be honest. The instructions that come with pelvic floor toner machines are not great. They are generally from the era of men in labs writing high-tech specs in teeny tiny writing. … Continue reading Get started with a Kegel8 Ultra 20 Stimulation Machine

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pelvic health resources for men

Pelvic Health Resources for Men

By Amanda Savage | Jun 20, 2021

Happy Father’s Day!  This post is a new collection of my favorite Pelvic Health Resources for men. Men’s health and wellbeing is important. Please do share this blogpost, not just with the fathers – uncles, brothers, nephews & friends will appreciate you thinking of them too. Pelvic Health Resources for Men # Pelvic Floor Exercises … Continue reading Pelvic Health Resources for Men

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Bladder support pessaries: how do they work?

By Amanda Savage | Jun 11, 2021

Bladder support pessaries: extra support from the inside updated 2021 (original 2019) Strengthening your pelvic floor is still first prize for bladder leakage problems.  But what if you cannot create enough strength and support for the bladder with your pelvic floor muscles alone? You may benefit from one of the modern bladder support pessaries that … Continue reading Bladder support pessaries: how do they work?

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Pelvic floor LIFT exercise: technique tips

By Amanda Savage | Jun 11, 2021

Have you heard of the “lift” exercise for your pelvic floor muscles? You know – the one where you go “up up up” and then “down down down”. It’s been around for years.  Even my mother knows it!  However, there lately seems to be some confusion about how to do it and WHY?! Sometimes the … Continue reading Pelvic floor LIFT exercise: technique tips

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Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants and knickers

Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants

By Amanda Savage | Jun 7, 2021

Trying to stay dry with bladder leakage? Not sure what will work best for you – incontinence pads or pants?  Overwhelmed by the choices in the shops and online? This detailed post & video discusses all the options and explains the difference between them. Don’t waste money buying the wrong thing. Tips and tricks to … Continue reading Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants

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EVB capris may help support your pelvic floor when running

EVB Sports Shorts: an active mum’s best friend?

By Amanda Savage | May 17, 2021

Is running making you feel leaky, heavy or vulnerable? EVB Sports Shorts could be your new BF. What are EVB Sports Shorts? EVBs (as they are affectionately called) are sports kit – shorts, capris or leggings. Specially designed for women who feel vulnerable when they run or take part in higher impact activities.  Women’s health … Continue reading EVB Sports Shorts: an active mum’s best friend?

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The Knack: No 1 pelvic floor trick for mums

By Amanda Savage | May 17, 2021

What is “The Knack” Need a Quick Win with improving your bladder leakage? The Knack is the magical art of drawing up your pelvic floor muscles just before you cough, sneeze, laugh or pick up something heavy.  Research has confirmed it works to stop urine leakage * So simple – yet not everyone knows about … Continue reading The Knack: No 1 pelvic floor trick for mums

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how to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

By Amanda Savage | May 14, 2021

Do you wonder what BREATHING has to do with bladder control, prolapse support or vaginal or anal pain?? Physios are not going woo-woo It’s rather because clinical research & our understanding of the body has deepened, so pelvic floor exercises exercises are evolving. It’s no longer one size fits all. There’s a good place for … Continue reading How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

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