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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.

how to look after an episiotomy or tear

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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#1 What is GOOD postnatal sex anyway?

By Amanda Savage | Feb 12, 2020

GOOD postnatal sex?  Can you remember sex at all??  We women can adapt quickly to things not being ‘right’. Patiently accepting a less than good experience as our new normal.   When your body changes slowly, with a process that evolves like pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, it can be disorientating. Don’t be surprised if you … Continue reading #1 What is GOOD postnatal sex anyway?

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Is a Rest as good as a Sleep??

By Amanda Savage | Feb 9, 2020

Selfcare is not selfish or indulgent. It is the very OPPOSITE of selfish to keep yourself fit and well. ⁠ Who is going to look after the egg(s) properly, if the Chicken is tired, weak, undernourished and demoralised? Do you need to focus on gaining energy? 10 Rest Tips today – essential reading for Mums … Continue reading Is a Rest as good as a Sleep??

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Essential advice and exercises after delivery

By Amanda Savage | Nov 27, 2019

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

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