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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 

baby sitting on potty 3 Ps of a perfect poo

3 Ps of a perfect poo: are you sitting comfortably?

By Amanda Savage | Apr 9, 2017

There are 3 Ps of a perfect poo which you should keep in mind during your ablutions! Are you or family doing any naturally?? How do you sit? Do some people in your family take a LONG time in the toilet? Who reads the paper? (Should you keep books in the loo?) Might you be … Continue reading 3 Ps of a perfect poo: are you sitting comfortably?

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Postnatal sex giving you Valentine's blues?

Postnatal sex giving you Valentine’s blues?

By Amanda Savage | Feb 5, 2017

When you are busy with a newborn baby, sex can drop quite low on your ‘to do’ list.  If it isn’t even comfortable when you do find the moment, it is all too easy to lose the intimacy in your adult relationship.  There are some simple but effective things you can do yourself, straight away, to … Continue reading Postnatal sex giving you Valentine’s blues?

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early postnatal exercises have many benefits

Postnatal exercises for the early days

By Amanda Savage | Nov 5, 2016

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 … Continue reading Postnatal exercises for the early days

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Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

By Amanda Savage | Sep 11, 2016

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 … Continue reading Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

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What's the difference between pelvic floor biofeedback and stimulation units?

What’s the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback device and a stimulation machine?

By Amanda Savage | May 24, 2016

There are two types of units you can use to help improve your internal muscles –  pelvic floor biofeedback devices and muscle stimulation units. Pelvic floor Muscle Stimulation Units These units are designed to be used at home to artificially stimulate the pelvic floor muscles to work. Electrical impulses are sent from the machine directly to the … Continue reading What’s the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback device and a stimulation machine?

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Pilates spine curl vs traditional bridge – what’s the difference?

By Amanda Savage | May 24, 2016

Spot the difference? They look the same – bottom in the air – but the difference is how you get there.  If you are not sure about the difference between a classic bridge and a Pilates spine curl then do read on…. How a traditional bridge works The traditional ‘bridge’ exercise has been around for years, … Continue reading Pilates spine curl vs traditional bridge – what’s the difference?

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Can I run yet? tabletop with leg extensions mimics running action

3 Tips to control abdominal doming in tabletop position

By Amanda Savage | May 24, 2016

Take care you are not training a pot belly Do you have a suspicion that each time you bring that second leg up into tabletop position you get  an abdominal bulge or doming? As tabletop legs is the starting position and foundation for so many of the advanced pilates and core exercises it is absolutely essential … Continue reading 3 Tips to control abdominal doming in tabletop position

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First Aid for sore bottoms – use my RESCue remedy

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

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 … Continue reading First Aid for sore bottoms – use my RESCue remedy

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Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

If you already know how to work your pelvic floor effectively, then yes, definitely, Pilates can help strengthen the pelvic floor.   As both a specialist pelvic floor physiotherapist and an experienced Pilates Instructor this is my area of expertise and I have made a video of my favorite pelvic floor friendly pilates exercises (see … Continue reading Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

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