Everyone should know this….

things everyone should know about bladder and bowel health

This information is for you, your mum, your partner, their mum, your toddler and your book club friends...... Some of the things we don't talk about but maybe wish we knew? Why do tampons go sideways? How should you sit to poo? What's the difference between lubricants? Do share.

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Is a Rest as good as a Sleep??

By Amanda Savage

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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Why self-care is a revolutionary act: advice from a life coach

By Amanda Savage

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

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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My favourite standing pelvic floor exercise, ever

By Amanda Savage

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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The Knack: my No 1 piece of physio advice for new mums

By Amanda Savage

I still clearly remember  when I helped a client stop leaking in just one week by teaching her the Knack – and she was FURIOUS. Sarah came to physio with the problem of urinary stress incontinence, leaking urine when she coughed and sneezed. It had been happening since her second son was born……….17 years before. … Continue reading The Knack: my No 1 piece of physio advice for new mums

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3 Ps of a perfect poo: are you sitting comfortably?

By Amanda Savage

There are 3 Ps of a perfect poo which you should keep in mind during your ablutions! Are you or family doing any naturally?? How do you sit? Do some people in your family take a LONG time in the toilet? Who reads the paper? (Should you keep books in the loo?) Might you be … Continue reading 3 Ps of a perfect poo: are you sitting comfortably?

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Why do tampons go sideways?

By Amanda Savage

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

By Amanda Savage

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

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