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You CAN get fitter just walking. Walking is not for wimps!

Can you get fitter just walking? YES. You can definitely get fitter just walking. Without the worry of heavy impact on your pelvic floor or ...
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Mums

Antenatal & Postnatal Exercise Classes in Cambridge

We highly recommend joining an exercise class especially designed for antenatal or postnatal mums. Contento Pilates Studio Maria Dean Great Shelford www.contentopilates.com Joyful Babies Yoga ...
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Bladder & Bowel Control

EVB & SRC: support shorts for bladder leaks & prolapse: professional review

Are you considering buying a pair of EVB or SRC support shorts to help with bladder leaks or prolapse? This article explains the difference between ...
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Bladder leaks when running? 6 Discreet ways to keep dry.

Do you worry about bladder leaks when running? Or at the gym, your exercise class, or playing with your children ?? Mums I meet in ...
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How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during the day?

How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during everyday activitites? Are you supposed to think about them? Or should you just let them ...
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Mums

Why Pelvic Floor Stretches Help Most Mums & How to Do Them

Bladder or Bowel issues after your baby? Why stretching around the pelvis could help the pelvic floor work better…. Pelvic floor STRETCHES? Are you puzzled?  Were ...
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Gadgets & Kit

Which is the best electrical stimulation programme for new mums?

Which is the best electrical stimulation programme for new mums wanting to rehab their pelvic floor muscles? This is one of the topics Kegel8 founder, ...
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Bladder & Bowel Control

Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants

Trying to stay dry with bladder leakage? Not sure what will work best for you – incontinence pads or pants?  Overwhelmed by the choices in ...
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Gadgets & Kit

EVB Sports Shorts: an active mum’s best friend?

Is running making you feel leaky, heavy or vulnerable? EVB Sports Shorts could be your new BF. What are EVB Sports Shorts? EVBs (as they ...
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The Knack for bladder leaks when you sneeze
Early Days

The Knack: No 1 pelvic floor trick for mums

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 ...
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Bladder & Bowel Control

How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

Do you wonder what pelvic floor BREATHING has to do with bladder control, prolapse support or vaginal & anal pain?? Physios are not going woo-woo ...
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Early Days

How to look after an episiotomy or tear after delivery

HOW TO LOOK AFTER AN EPISIOTOMY OR TEAR AFTER DELIVERY Did you have a vaginal delivery with stitches? Feeling worried about how to look after ...
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Early Days

How to look after a Caesarean scar

How to look after a Caesarean Scar Did you have a surgical delivery? This post focuses on looking after the Caesarean scar itself. For general ...
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Let's talk about sex

#3 When postnatal sex is just a bit flat

Are you flexible enough? You need flexibility in the spine, pelvis, and hips for  comfortable  sex.  If you blur out the nakedness the Karma Sutra looks ...
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#2 What to do when postnatal sex is painful

Getting your Mojo back: #2 What to do when postnatal sex is painful. If postnatal sex is painful, it’s not your fault. And it can ...
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#1 What is GOOD postnatal sex anyway?

Getting your Mojo back: #1 What is GOOD postnatal sex anyway?   Can you remember sex at all??  We women can adapt quickly to things ...
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Is a Rest as good as a Sleep??

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 ...
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Early Days

Essential advice and exercises after delivery

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 ...
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Early Days

First Aid for a sore bottom -RESCue remedy

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 ...
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Early Days

10 Tips to make those first postnatal poos more comfortable

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 ...
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Early Days

Can I do exercises after a Caesarean?

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 ...
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Early Days

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

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? ...
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Mums

Pelvic Floor exercises for really busy mums

How to find time in a normal day to do pelvic floor exercises? Everyone knows that pregnant and postnatal mums are supposed to do pelvic ...
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Mums

Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a run

Can I run yet?  is a common question from postnatal mums in  physio clinic. Before you dash out that door, use this postnatal checklist to ...
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Early Days

My favourite standing pelvic floor exercise, ever

This is absolutely my favourite standing pelvic floor exercise.   I love that it anchors you to the spot with a quick little routine to ...
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Let's talk about sex

Postnatal sex giving you Valentine’s blues?

When you are busy with a newborn baby, sex can drop quite low on your ‘to do’ list.  If it isn’t even comfortable when you ...
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Early Days

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

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 ...
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Early Days

Who’s looking after the chicken?

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 ...
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Early Days

Sore bottom? Try a hard chair

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 ...
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Bladder & Bowel Control

Why do tampons go sideways?

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? ...
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