First Aid for brand new mums

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

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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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How to look after an episiotomy or tear after delivery

By Amanda Savage

How to look after an episiotomy or tear after delivery Did you have a vaginal delivery with stitches? If you are not sure how to look after an episiotomy or tear I have links to reliable instructions here. Not sure when you can do pelvic floor exericses (and how?). Wondering when you can massage the … Continue reading How to look after an episiotomy or tear after delivery

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how to look after a caesarean scar

How to look after a Caesarean scar

By Amanda Savage

How to look after a Caesarean Scar Did you have a Caesarean delivery? Wondering how to look after the Caesarean scar? How to massage the caesarean scar? This post focuses on looking after the Caesarean scar itself. For general advice about how to get comfortable, moving well, when to start abdominal exercises and why you … Continue reading How to look after a Caesarean scar

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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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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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Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPL

By Amanda Savage

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

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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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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