Category Archives: Postnatal

  • C-section scar care.

    Posted on March 4, 2018 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

    Many women experience discomfort in their c-section scar, even when the scar is healed and looks normal. Sometimes the scar can be very sensitive and feel uncomfortable if anything touches it. It can also feel like you are unable to use your tummy muscles. Restricted mobility of the scar, called adhesions, can cause these symptoms. […]

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  • Pelvic Floor Relaxation

    Posted on January 31, 2018 by fitbumpsandmums in Latest News, Postnatal.

      Pelvic Floor Relaxation Lots of the women I speak to are very concerned about pelvic floor weakness, very few people know or understand about pelvic floor tightness or “hypertonicity”, whilst for the majority of the ladies I treat, especially those in pain, this is the problem. Lets think about the pelvic floor simply, it […]

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  • My Top Tips for a Painful Perineum

    Posted on June 7, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

    So hopefully you did everything you could prenatally, to avoid too much trauma to your perineum but you still may have a significant amount of soreness “down stairs”. In case you are new to my website, and blog and haven’t the foggiest what I am talking about, your perineum is the area between your vagina […]

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  • Fit Mums Check Up (6 weeks +)

    Posted on May 30, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

     Unfortunately I hear time and time again that Mum’s are dissatisfied with their postnatal “check up”, which to many has been little more than “What contraception are you using now?”. I appreciate that GP’s are already stretched beyond their means, but new Mum’s have enough to worry about; having unanswered questions about their physical health […]

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  • Belly Binding..

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

      Belly binding, abdominal splinting…call it what you like, is a tradition in many eastern countries. I believe in China the mother is bound in bandages immediately post birth and the grandmother comes to care for both baby and mother for the first few weeks…..sounds ideal (depending on who your mother is!).Ok so I am […]

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  • Get those ab’s back!

    Posted on April 5, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

    Split Abdominals or Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) is a very common condition, which varies from woman to woman. If it is not recognised and treated it will interfere with the supportive function of the abdominal wall (your internal ‘corset’) and potentially lead to back and pelvic pain. It can arise during pregnancy or be caused […]

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  • How I faced the challenges of post pregnancy exercise.

    Posted on February 7, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

    When I gave birth to Alfie 29.10.2013 I hadn’t weighed for a while, but I reckon I was over 11 stone, and had put on around 2 and ¼ stones. I had images of the weight falling off as I walked miles with Alfie in his sling or pushchair, I did not consider that he […]

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