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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.

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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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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 leaks when running

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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