Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer Review
Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer Review learns why the new pelvic floor trainer from Elvie could offer a lifeline for women with pelvic organ prolapse.
Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer is perfect if you:
- experience mild/early signs of pelvic organ prolapse following childbirth
- know you should be doing Kegel exercises, but struggle to know how to do them correctly
- want to build a stronger pelvic floor
What Is Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer?
Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer is a hi-tech innovation that aims to help women to build a stronger pelvic floor. The discreet, beautifully designed device fits perfectly with women’s bodies and links via Bluetooth to a free app on the user’s smartphone. As you squeeze, a gem on the app shows the exact movement of the pelvic floor muscles, guides you through an easy 5 minute work out and notifies you if you are doing the exercises incorrectly. In this review, a mother shares her experience of prolapse – and explains why she thinks Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer is a great idea.
What Does Pelvic Organ Prolapse Feel Like?
“I was diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse when I was 33 years old. The symptoms weren’t pleasant: from the weird feeling that something was hanging out ‘down there’ to difficulty peeing. However, it was the uncertainty of what was happening that was the worst part. One day, things would be awful. On other days, my cycle would move on, and I’d wonder whether I’d imagined it all.
I was misdiagnosed a couple of times before my GP confirmed that I had a third verging on fourth degree uterine prolapse. That lump in the mirror? My cervix, which had descended from the vaginal wall and outside my body. A bit of a shock to say the least!
I was offered mesh surgery, which would provide permanent support to the weakened area. Since then, this type of surgery has come in for a fair share of controversy. This is not the place to comment, however, I am pleased to say that my Sacrocolpopexy repair was very successful, and I lead a normal life with my child in tow.
Since then, female friends have turned to me for support with similar symptoms. Some have been referred to gynaecologists, others to physios. All have been told to carry out regular pelvic floor exercises. Yet, all these women – all busy mums – openly struggle to know whether what they’re doing is making any difference. It’s hard to exercise what you can’t see.
Which got me thinking: what if I’d managed to catch this thing earlier? Could it have helped me avoid major surgery?”
Could Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer be the solution?
For many women, Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer could be the answer. This neat little contraption helps women exercise their pelvic floor muscles in the most efficient way they can… and in turn, can help to reduce the risk of prolapse. Not to mention incontinence and other deeply unpleasant things.
How does Elvie Pelvic Trainer work?
Open the pack and you’ll find a neat little contraption shaped a little like a flower bud with a slender tail. You insert it like a tampon, leaving the tail end outside your body to measure your pushing action while you undertake specific exercises via the Elvie app. Voila – no need to come up with your own squeeze routine. The app suggests what to do, takes measurements when you squeeze and confirms when you’ve got it right. And that’s key: Elvie says that 30% of women push down while doing Kegel exercises, which can do more harm than good.
What We Like About Elvie Pelvic Trainer
It makes perfect sense to link a device with an app. After all, we have trackers to measure how much we’re exercising our heart, so why not our more intimate areas too?
The look and feel is great. The material of the device itself is soft and easy to insert, unlike the ring pessaries that women with more severe prolapse may be offered by a gynaecologist. It comes in a discrete white pack that marks this out as a healthcare product rather than something you’d find in the (cough) ‘feminine pleasure’ category.
Physio appointments are often the first port of call for suspected/early prolapse. These can add up to a lot of travelling to and from clinics for a long period of time, which isn’t always practical for mums with kids in tow. Used early enough, Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer may avoid the need for physio intervention in the first place and be used to increase the success of other interventions. Either way, it allows you to take control from the comfort of your own home.
The Elvie team clearly understands the challenges facing women and are passionate about finding ways to improve their lives. Yes, £169.00 RRP, it’s not exactly cheap. But given that Elvie Pelvic Trainer can help ward off incontinence, further prolapse and even improve your sex life – then it’s worth its weight in gold.
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