If you are blessed to have a child or going through menopause, then I am sure you had your fair share of little accidents when sneeze or cough too hard, and that’s ok. It’s just a part of what we as women go through as our body change. I’ve had to deal with bladder control issues with every child and it became worse with every birth. By the time, I had my daughter, I found myself having to do Kegel exercises to strength my pelvic floor muscles. So when I learned about PeriCoach, I want to share information about this product. Today’s mom’s guide post is sponsored by Pericoach.
What are Kegels? Kegels are pelvic floor muscle training exercises and are considered the first line of treatment for urinary incontinence (UI). About one in three women will experience UI at some point in their lives, typically after childbirth and around menopause. It’s great to know there is something out there to help us overcome urinary incontinence.
PeriCoach An easy-to-use, clinician-recommended, home personal trainer device and app to manage and monitor your pelvic floor exercises to help reduce or stop leaking and treat other symptoms of pelvic floor weakness.
Cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration and available by prescription, PeriCoach, made by Australian company, Analytica, is designed to take the frustration out of a regular program of pelvic muscle floor training. PeriCoach provides real-time feedback that is beamed to a smartphone so women and their clinicians can track progress.
As part of #kegelface, PeriCoach will donate to the National Association for Continence and Voices for PFD (Pelvic Floor Disorders), part of the American Urogynecological Society (AUGS).
“It’s exciting to be part of a campaign designed to help empower women to manage the health of their pelvic floor,” said Steven G Gregg, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Association For Continence. “Many women want to take control of their health and performing Kegel exercises properly is certainly one way in which they can make a difference.”
“AUGS is pleased be a partner in #kegelface. It is a fun way to raise awareness and get women reengaged in this important exercise that if done right can make a difference,” said Michelle Zinnert, Executive Director, Voices for PFD.
In appreciation of participation, the company will offer women who post their “Kegelface” to their Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts along with hashtag #kegelface a discount code for purchase of the PeriCoach. A downloadable Rx form for signature by a clinician is available from www.pericoach.com.