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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.

Field Guide: Pelvic floor muscle biofeedback gadgets and devices

Field Guide: pelvic floor biofeedback gadgets

By Amanda Savage | Mar 1, 2021

There has been a recent explosion in “fem-tech” options, particularly pelvic floor biofeedback devices. On the one hand this is empowering women to improve their exercising in the privacy of their own homes, on the other hand resulting in a more than a little confusion about what they do.  With most devices over £100 it … Continue reading Field Guide: pelvic floor biofeedback gadgets

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Field Guide: pelvic floor muscle stimulation machines

Field Guide: Pelvic floor muscle stimulation machines

By Amanda Savage | Mar 1, 2021

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 pelvic floor to mimic the messages that your brain is supposed to send. These units are ideal for people who really don’t … Continue reading Field Guide: Pelvic floor muscle stimulation machines

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Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

By Amanda Savage | Jun 12, 2020

Yes! IF you already know how to work your pelvic floor effectively, then YES! Definitely, Pilates can help strengthen the pelvic floor & teach you to use it in a functional way.   Many specialist antentatal & postnatal physiotherapists are also experienced Pilates Instructors. Exercise is a key pillar of our physio training and Pilates … Continue reading Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

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How to look after an episiotomy or tear after delivery

By Amanda Savage | May 31, 2020

How to look after an episiotomy or tear after delivery Did you have a vaginal delivery with stitches? If you are not sure how to look after an episiotomy or tear I have links to reliable instructions here. Not sure when you can do pelvic floor exericses (and how?). Wondering when you can massage the … Continue reading How to look after an episiotomy or tear after delivery

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How to look after a Caesarean scar

By Amanda Savage | May 31, 2020

How to look after a Caesarean Scar Did you have a Caesarean delivery? Wondering how to look after the Caesarean scar? How to massage the caesarean scar? This post focuses on looking after the Caesarean scar itself. For general advice about how to get comfortable, moving well, when to start abdominal exercises and why you … Continue reading How to look after a Caesarean scar

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What's the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback gadget and a muscle stimulation machine

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

By Amanda Savage | May 26, 2020

Help! So many different pelvic floor gadgets – which one for me? You have probably heard of “gadgets” to help exercise your pelvic floor muscles.   If you have been thinking about buying one you may already have looked around online.  My complete sympathy if you are feeling overwhelmed and confused!  Not only  about which … Continue reading What’s the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback device and a stimulation machine?

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Is a pelvic floor stimulation machine right for you?

By Amanda Savage | May 20, 2020

Are you thinking of trying a pelvic floor muscle stimulation machine? Perhaps you’ve got one already but it’s been gathering dust?!  Are you using yours correctly? Are you are puzzled by the settings, the different electrodes and which programme to use? I can explain!  I recently wrote an article on these devices, for my physiotherapy … Continue reading Is a pelvic floor stimulation machine right for you?

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#3 When postnatal sex is just a bit flat

By Amanda Savage | Feb 12, 2020

Getting your Mojo back: #3 When postnatal sex is just a bit flat What if you are having sex, confident there’s no medical issue, but its just not really ‘doing’ it for you?  I’ve heard mums say postnatal sex is flat,  “a bit boring really”, or  “sore and uncomfortable”, or “not very satisfying”. I have … Continue reading #3 When postnatal sex is just a bit flat

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#2 What to do when postnatal sex is painful

By Amanda Savage | Feb 12, 2020

Getting your Mojo back: #2 When POSTNATAL sex is PAINFUL If postnatal sex is painful, it’s not your fault. And it can be sorted. The problem is that a pain-avoidance cycle can develop quickly.  If you experience pain when you have sex, your body recoils from the idea of sex again.    Your partner doesn’t want … Continue reading #2 What to do when postnatal sex is painful

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