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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 

exercises for back stiffness

More granny than gazelle?

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

MORNING BACK STIFFNESS? Do you wake with back stiffness, feeling rather like an old lady; starting the day with contorting stretches just to feel normal? Do you find that you struggle to get comfortable in bed at night? The natural instinct is to try morning stretches to loosen and get going.  If this is working … Continue reading More granny than gazelle?

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Your perineum after birth – the same as a bad ankle strain….without the sympathy

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

A NASTY ANKLE SPRAIN AND THEN RUN HOME……… Imagine the state of your ankle if you fell on an uneven pavement, gave it a nasty twist and then still had to run home – you wouldn’t be at all surprised to be looking at a hot, red, swollen, bruised and very tender foot and ankle? … Continue reading Your perineum after birth – the same as a bad ankle strain….without the sympathy

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Who’s looking after the chicken?

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

KEEPING THE MOTHER CHICKEN HEALTHY IS IMPORTANT In the early days of a newborn baby there is an awful lot to think about for the newly hatched egg.  However, don’t forget,  every day, to stop and think about the chicken.   Who is going to look after the egg properly if the chicken is tired, weak, … Continue reading Who’s looking after the chicken?

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Sore bottom? Try a hard chair

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

HARD CHAIR?  HAVE YOU SEEN MY STITCHES!?!@##% If you are nursing a tender bruised perineum after your childbirth heroics that doesn’t seem the kindest option does it?  But actually soft cushions or the sofa may press up against the sore area more than you would think, as they mould in around you. This can restrict … Continue reading Sore bottom? Try a hard chair

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Why do tampons go sideways?

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

Have you ever had the experience of an uncomfortable tampon or one that looks as though only the side half of it has absorbed anything?   Why do tampons go sideways? There are few reasons: 1. There’s more space inside than you might think The vagina is surprisingly wide and stretchy. Essential for babies heads … Continue reading Why do tampons go sideways?

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Nobel prizes for the inventors of personal lubricants?

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

Truly, the inventors of personal lubricants should be honoured for services to postnatal women and their intimate relationships. Painful sex?  Might it be because of lack of lubrication?   Don’t be embarrassed.  We’ve all been there.  You might even actually want this to be the problem because it is the easiest problem in the world to fix! WHEN … Continue reading Nobel prizes for the inventors of personal lubricants?

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What is the difference between water-based & oil-based lubricants?

By Amanda Savage | May 23, 2016

If sex is painful, personal lubricant could be life-changing.  It is useful to understand the difference between water-based lubricants and oil-based lubricants. If you have you have never tried a personal lubricant you might not realise what you have been missing. Those inventors should get Nobel Prizes!  Forget teen movie references to ‘lube and gloves.   … Continue reading What is the difference between water-based & oil-based lubricants?

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3 Great Pelvic Floor Exercise Apps

By Amanda Savage | May 22, 2016

If you have a smart phone you may enjoy one of the new pelvic floor exercise apps.  These are great innovations.  This week I have  tried out a couple of  reminder apps (Squeezy & my pff), a tracking app (Elvie) and an exercise workout to watch on your phone (Pelvic Floor First) Road-testing has had entertaining … Continue reading 3 Great Pelvic Floor Exercise Apps

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