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Supported Mums Blog

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.

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? 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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How much should you drink in a day? & When should you have a wee?

By Amanda Savage | Jun 6, 2018

Two tricky questions… Other health and hygiene questions are easy.  How often should you clean your teeth?   Wash your hair?  Change your pants? But these two bladder questions – How much should you drink? and When should you wee? are full of issues, myths & legends. This article helps you understand the UK guidelines, understand why … Continue reading How much should you drink in a day? & When should you have a wee?

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Can I run yet? Advice, videos and checks by specialist physio Amanda Savage

Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a run

By Amanda Savage | May 18, 2018

  Can I run yet?  is a popular request from postnatal mums in  physio clinic. Before you dash out that door, use this postnatal checklist to make sure that your body is primed and ready for a successful, rewarding and injury free run.   Download a printable of the 10 checks here. We all love running … Continue reading Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a run

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My favourite standing pelvic floor exercise, ever

By Amanda Savage | Jan 5, 2018

This is absolutely my favourite standing pelvic floor exercise.   I love that it anchors you to the spot with a quick little routine to stop you getting distracted part way through.  Honestly takes 35 seconds but pings your pelvic floor muscles awake.  Little and often improves muscle memory, reaction times, and encourages quick muscle … Continue reading My favourite standing pelvic floor exercise, ever

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Vaginal cones: a modern girl’s guide to the ancient art of pelvic floor weights

By Amanda Savage | Sep 28, 2017

Vaginal cones and weights; relatively cheap and a good way to progress your pelvic floor training Vaginal cones and weights are a very different concept to electronic devices. They are cheaper and more accessible for most people.  However, there is a bit of a knack to using them correctly.   They are particularly good for … Continue reading Vaginal cones: a modern girl’s guide to the ancient art of pelvic floor weights

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