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.

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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Best way to start tummy 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 tummy exercises – lie on your side!

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bladder leaks when running

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? and How do you decide when to have a wee?

By Amanda Savage

Really, these two questions shouldn’t cause so much trouble – but they do Other health and hygiene questions are easy:  How often should you clean your teeth?   Wash your hair?  Change your pants? These two bladder questions – How much should you drink? and When should you wee? are full of issues Frequently asked questions Does … Continue reading How much should you drink in a day? and How do you decide when to 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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exercises for the early days

Postnatal exercises for the early days

By Amanda Savage

Early postnatal exercises have lots of benefits Get a free Exercise booklet & exercise video. I believe that if your body is a good place you will cope better with the physical and emotional demands of motherhood.  Even though you are busy with your delicious newborn baby, taking time out to do some early postnatal … Continue reading Postnatal exercises for the early days

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Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

By Amanda Savage

Free safe exercise booklet & video Many women are worried about doing any exercises after a Caesarean section and find themselves becoming very stiff, hunched over and uncomfortable. Physiotherapists promote MOVEMENT as soon as possible after a Caesarean to help your circulation, stretch out your abdominal wall, regain your posture, engage your pelvic floor and support … Continue reading Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

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First Aid for sore bottoms – use my RESCue remedy

By Amanda Savage

GIVING BIRTH CREATES A SOFT TISSUE INJURY –  TO THE PELVIC FLOOR The pelvic floor needs the same love, care and attention in the first hours, days and weeks after delivery as any other injury would.  As the first aider rushes to the side of the pitch with bags of ice, everyone knows there are proven first aid … Continue reading First Aid for sore bottoms – use my RESCue remedy

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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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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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