In 2019, innovative technology around women's health is becoming increasingly clever. The latest trends include menstrual cups, apps that can control your menstrual cycle and a silent, wearable breast pump.
Another to add to the list is pelvic floor trainers, which make doing your pelvic floor exercises a whole lot easier.
If you never heard about pelvic floor training, it essentially strengthens your pelvic floor muscles (the muscles you use to wee), which support your uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. With time those muscles can start to weaken and you can have a pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Your pelvic floor muscles can weaken during pregnancy, after giving birth, due to your genetics or even if you are a frequent cougher, laugher or sneezer.
If you want to avoid POP, you can start using frequently a pelvic floor trainer, which we have listed the best below. These tools encourage you to use your pelvic exercises, such as long and short squeezes.
The 5 best pelvic floor trainers
Although it's pricey, it's money well-spent, as it makes your pelvic floor excercise routine fun. You sync Elvie up with an app on your phone and play games designed to strengethen your pelvic floor muscles and you're challenged to beat your top score. Perfect for the competitive mamas!
Read one mum's review of the Elvie Trainer, here.
This trainer is different from the rest, as it can be used by you and your male partner, so you are solving two problems with one tool. This product promises to improve pelvic weakness in as little as 4 weeks and is the ideal product if you want a non-invasive solution.
A complete pelvic floor streghtener to get you prepared for pregnancy or recovery from labour. With only 15 minutes a day, you can get your pelvic stronger than ever and using six weights for beginner through to expert level. This product is ideal for those wanting to take the training very seriously and see the proof of improvement by using different weights.
Similar to the first one, but without the clip, so if you don't think you can adjust to that one this is another good soluction, also much cheaper if your concern is the investment. It is also paired with an app that helps you through each pelvic floor exercise, so you can be rest-assured you're doing it correctly.
If you aren't a fan of electronics and want an old school solution the best thing you can buy is a yoni egg. This is Made of 100% natural and genuine pink rose quartz. This is easy to put and to remove, also it is very comfortable so you won't have problems doing your exercises.
Do I need a pelvic floor trainer?
If you are struggling with incontinence or trouble experiencing an orgasm, a pelvic floor trainer may help. Keep in mind that gadgets can be a good aid in reminding you to do your exercises, but they aren’t a shortcut to improving your pelvic floor, as you still need to dedicate time and effort.
How often should I use a pelvic floor trainer?
It's recommended to use your pelvic trainer daily, but no more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time.
What are the benefits of using a pelvic floor trainer?
Frequent use of a pelvic floor trainer can provide heaps of benefits including improved control over bladder and bowel function, reducing risk of prolapse, better recovery from childbirth, increased sexual sensation and orgasms.
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