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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.

Pelvifly: how to use it for pelvic floor exercises

By Amanda Savage | Nov 6, 2021

Do you have a Pelvifly?  Not sure how to use it?  NEW: Add-on Support from Specialist Physiotherapists The Pelvifly is a new bit of female health kit designed to help women practice pelvic floor exercises correctly. Pelvifly has two parts, an internal device and a phone app. The K-Goal is a blue balloon probe which … Continue reading Pelvifly: how to use it for pelvic floor exercises

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7 secret exercises for busy women

By Amanda Savage | Oct 30, 2021

New Mum, Grandma or simply a busy life? It’s not always easy to fit formal exercise in. Here’s a list of 7 secret exercises for busy women. Anywhere, anytime gems that don’t look or feel like exercises – but will help maintain YOU! Try these #7 secret exercises for busy women! #1 Stand well: when … Continue reading 7 secret exercises for busy women

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How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during the day?

By Amanda Savage | Oct 30, 2021

How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during everyday activitites? Are you supposed to think about them? Or should you just let them do their own thing? First it depends if you are a naturally tense or relaxed person? Then to consider whether they have fully recovered after childbirth? They should work on … Continue reading How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during the day?

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Which electrical stimulation probe is right for me?

By Amanda Savage | Oct 1, 2021

Do you need an electrical stimulation probe for either the vagina and anus? These are used with pelvic floor electrical stimulation machines and also biofeedback devices. I hope I can help you decide which one would best suit your needs. This is one of the topics Kegel8 founder, Stephanie Taylor, asked me about in some … Continue reading Which electrical stimulation probe is right for me?

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Why Pelvic Floor Stretches Help Most Mums & How to Do Them

By Amanda Savage | Sep 27, 2021

Bladder or Bowel issues after your baby? Why stretching around the pelvis could help the pelvic floor work better…. Pelvic floor STRETCHES? Are you puzzled?  Were you thinking that my advice would be to work on tightening up and strengthening your pelvic floor? Did you know that taking time to stretch and align the muscles all … Continue reading Why Pelvic Floor Stretches Help Most Mums & How to Do Them

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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

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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