Mother’s Day – a 24-hour period where all mums deserve to be spoiled rotten. They definitely deserve it. But, heads up: you’ve only got one week left to grab your gifts.
Of course, this is when the panic ensues. What will she want? ‘Nothing’, she said, but you know that you can’t just settle with that. Want to get her something that she’ll really appreciate? Read on to discover more…
What to buy for… expecting mums
Why not treat your expectant partner to a little Mother’s Day surprise?
A must have for all expectant mothers is the Kegel8 Mother Nurture Electronic Pelvic Toner and TENS Machine. This handy little device can provide that all-important pain relief during labour through its TENS function and aids in recovery and strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles after birth with neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).
Who wants to set a reminder to do their Kegel exercises multiple times a day? With the Mother Nurture, new mums can exercise their pelvic floor with the push of a button!
What did Kegel8 mums think?
Charlotte - "I did a postnatal physio-led course which was brilliant, however I felt I need more and couldn't engage my pelvic floor like I thought I should. I was recommended Kegel8 and had heard good things and they're not wrong. Within 4 weeks I felt a real difference and it was amazing how it just clicked. No more postnatal leaks and I got my mojo back!"
What to buy for… fitness mums
For those mums who just want to jump straight back into it, try something to boost that motivation.
The pelvic floor should be a key target area for ALL mums, so what better gift for an athletic mum than an inspirational workout DVD. Physiotherapist, Michelle Kenway, has a range of fitness-focused programmes available on Kegel8, including:
- Inside Out: Pelvic Floor Exercises Daily Workout DVD
- Inside Out: Strength and Core Workout DVD + FREE Exercise Band
- Inside Out: A Complete Guide to Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises for Women
Advice from Kegel8 mums:
Roz - "Excellent exercises. The addition of the resistance band is a great idea and had really helped with my squeezing exercises. Michelle Kenway is very engaging and her tips and motivational points have really helped me. I got the DVD because it makes me set time aside to do my pelvic floor strengthening exercises."
What to buy for… busy mums
It can be hard to spare a minute when you’re a mum. You know that your pelvic floor needs work and attention, but who has the time to visit a physiotherapist?!
You can bring the physio to you with a little help from Kegel8. A perfect gift for busy mums is the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner. This automatic Kegel exerciser has 20 physiotherapist-devised programmes to help improve and maintain your pelvic floor strength – all with the push of a button. Plus, you can use it on the go, an essential feature for busy mums.
Top Tip from a Kegel8 mum:
Tracy - "Arrange play days with friends for a couple of hours at least. Drop them off and then back home, do a load of washing and then its 'me' time with my Kegel8."
What to buy for… older mums
As your mum grows older, it can be hard to find her something that she really needs. Instead, you can try getting her something that her body needs.
As we get older, we lose collagen. This protein is essential in maintaining the strength and flexibility of our pelvic floor muscles. To help your mum keep fit from the inside out, try surprising her with a supplement pack, such as the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise & Strengthening Supplement Pack.
What do Kegel8 mums think?
Fiona - "As a 54 year old I need all the help I can get and the rave reviews lead me to believe that my face may benefit from this as well as my pelvic floor!"
What to buy for… bookworm mums
For those mums who can’t keep their nose out of a book, Kegel8 can help with gift inspiration.
Here at Kegel8, there is a near-endless range of literature to help mums understand their pelvic floor and more, including:
- Inside Out: Prolapse Exercises by Michelle Kenway
- Pelvic Floor Recovery Essentials by Sue Croft
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse POGP Leaflets
- Pelvic Floor Recovery – Physiotherapy for Gynaecological & Colorectal Repair Surgery by Sue Croft
- New Mother Leaflets by POGP
Recommended by mums:
Belle - "Sue Croft's book is very informative and useful - so much information. Sue recommends changes to daily routines. These are easy to follow and very helpful. Absolutely recommend this book."
What to buy for… those dreaming of motherhood
For young mums, or those who just dream of becoming a mum, it’s never to early to prepare your pelvic floor.
The Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Wand is a great tool for beginners who want to learn how strong their pelvic floor is. The Wand is a great introduction to pelvic floor exercise and can help to educate women about the importance of a strong pelvic floor.
What do you say?
Karen - "Brilliant! I thought I knew where my muscles were, it wasn't until I used this that I could literally see that the muscles were not working properly. Really easy to use!"
What are you getting your mum this Mother’s Day? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments below.
Reviews for the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner
Mrs V - This Should be Given to All Mothers!
"This is a great machine for strengthening pelvic floor muscles and preventing leaks. However, it didn't make me noticeably tighter down there. If you have split stomach muscles (diastasis recti) from pregnancy, labour or strenuous exercise you need to bring the gap together again with exercises. I have tried all the different programmes on this machine maticuously over two years and the front wall of the vagina can only strengthen from careful exercises to the core muscles particularly the transverse abdominus muscle. This will make you tight again.”
Nikki - Excellent!
"I was skeptical at first, but oh my days. It works. Even within a few days use I noticed the differences.
I use mine for OAB, hopefully no more pads. Which are expensive and always ongoing. Where as with the Kegel8 Ultra 20, it is expensive but definitely pays for its self in the long term. Thank you "