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Supported Mums Blog

All these blog posts are for new mums who want reliable information and effective exercises to help bring their body back after giving birth.  There is professional advice and great 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.

Or to read posts in topic categories use the headings in the menu bar 

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Essential advice and exercises after delivery

By Amanda Savage | Nov 27, 2019

I believe that if your body is in a good place you will cope better with the physical & emotional demands of motherhood.   Not sure what you should do? Lost your information from the hospital or midwife? Follow the link below to the best sound medical information put together for you by a team … Continue reading Essential advice and exercises after delivery

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First Aid for a sore bottom -RESCue remedy

By Amanda Savage | Nov 25, 2019

Just had your baby? How to do first aid for a sore bottom The pelvic floor needs the same love, care and attention as any other injury. What first aid should you do in the first hours and first days after delivery? How do you get the best healing and recovery? There are proven first aid methods to … Continue reading First Aid for a sore bottom -RESCue remedy

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Postnatal exercises for the early days

By Amanda Savage | Nov 5, 2019

Are you overwhelmed by which postnatal pilates exercises are best for you and when you should start them? Would you like to get going but not sure what you can do safely in the first few weeks? Want to tone your abdominals without creating a pot-belly or putting too much pressure on your pelvic floor? … Continue reading Postnatal exercises for the early days

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10 tips to make the first postnatal poos more comfortable

10 Tips to make those first postnatal poos more comfortable

By Amanda Savage | Oct 14, 2019

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. … Continue reading 10 Tips to make those first postnatal poos more comfortable

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Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

By Amanda Savage | Sep 11, 2019

Many women are worried about doing any exercises after a Caesarean section. But then they find themselves becoming very stiff, hunched over and uncomfortable. You can do exercises after a Caesarean! Specialist physiotherapists like myself can guide you which ones to choose. Physiotherapists promote MOVEMENT as soon as possible after a Caesarean. It helps your circulation, … Continue reading Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

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Best way to start abs exercises – lie on your side!

By Amanda Savage | Sep 3, 2019

Are you starting out on your post-baby journey – the place where you are not sure you have necessarily even got any abdominal muscles left? Or did you find them again but now you are having one of those days where you feel heavy and bloated and like you can’t hold them in? In this … Continue reading Best way to start abs exercises – lie on your side!

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Bladder support devices to reduce stress urinary incontinence: how do they work?

By Amanda Savage | Sep 2, 2019

Add extra support to your bladder from the inside 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 devices that tries to give some reinforcement … Continue reading Bladder support devices to reduce stress urinary incontinence: how do they work?

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Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPL

By Amanda Savage | Aug 27, 2019

What do you do if you worry about bladder leaks when running? Or at the gym, your exercise class, or playing with your children ?? Mums I meet in clinic tell me that they are avoiding events that require them to look “sporty”.  They worry about a VPL if they wear normal figure hugging gym … Continue reading Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPL

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Why self-care is a revolutionary act: advice from a life coach

By Amanda Savage | Dec 15, 2018

Guest post by:  Lavinia Brown aka BoboMama Cambridge is a wonderfully small place.   I am delighted to host a post specially written for you by Lavina Brown, a local Life Coach.  Lavinia came to my antenatal pilates class a few years ago.  Now, like many women, she has returned to her work with a change … Continue reading Why self-care is a revolutionary act: advice from a life coach

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