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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.

pelvic health resources for men

Pelvic Health Resources for Men

By Amanda Savage

Happy Father’s Day!  This post is a new collection of my favorite Pelvic Health Resources for men. Men’s health and wellbeing is important. Please do share this blogpost, not just with the fathers – uncles, brothers, nephews & friends will appreciate you thinking of them too. Pelvic Health Resources for Men # Pelvic Floor Exercises … Continue reading Pelvic Health Resources for Men

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Pelvic floor LIFT exercise: technique tips

By Amanda Savage

Have you heard of the “lift” exercise for your pelvic floor muscles? You know – the one where you go “up up up” and then “down down down”. It’s been around for years.  Even my mother knows it!  However, there lately seems to be some confusion about how to do it and WHY?! Sometimes the … Continue reading Pelvic floor LIFT exercise: technique tips

Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants and knickers

Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants

By Amanda Savage

Trying to stay dry with bladder leakage? Not sure what will work best for you – incontinence pads or pants?  Overwhelmed by the choices in the shops and online? This detailed post & video discusses all the options and explains the difference between them. Don’t waste money buying the wrong thing. Tips and tricks to … Continue reading Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants

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The Knack: No 1 pelvic floor trick for mums

By Amanda Savage

What is “The Knack” Need a Quick Win with improving your bladder leakage? The Knack is the magical art of drawing up your pelvic floor muscles just before you cough, sneeze, laugh or pick up something heavy.  Research has confirmed it works to stop urine leakage * So simple – yet not everyone knows about … Continue reading The Knack: No 1 pelvic floor trick for mums

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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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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?