First Aid for brand new mums

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FIRST AID

Just had your baby?  How to look after your perineum and pelvic floor in the very early days to help healing.

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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how to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

By Amanda Savage

Do you wonder what BREATHING has to do with bladder control, prolapse support or vaginal or anal pain?? Physios are not going woo-woo It’s rather because clinical research & our understanding of the body has deepened, so pelvic floor exercises exercises are evolving. It’s no longer one size fits all. There’s a good place for … Continue reading How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

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advice and exercises after delivery

Essential advice and exercises after delivery

By Amanda Savage

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

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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exercises for the early days

Postnatal exercises for the early days

By Amanda Savage

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

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

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

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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standing pelvic floor exercises

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

By Amanda Savage

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

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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hard chair

Sore bottom? Try a hard chair

By Amanda Savage

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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