WOMEN’S HEALTH MATTERS
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EPI-NO Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly asked questions that you may have and their answers from our midwife.
About the kGoal Pelvic Floor Trainer
The latest innovation from California, interacts with your smartphone.
EPI-NO NATURAL CHILDBIRTH AND PELVIC FLOOR TRAINER
EPI-NO childbirth training prepares the perineum for normal vaginal birth, reducing the risk of perineal tearing and episiotomy during delivery.
EPI-NO can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy and again following the birth.
EPI-NO DELPHINE PLUS
Over 50,000 EPI-NO births in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore since 2004.
Available in 20 countries worldwide.
- Clinically tested in Germany, Australia and Singapore
- Increases confidence during childbirth
- Reduces the risk of perineal damage during delivery
- Shown to reduce the length of second stage labour
- More effective than perineal massage
- Strengthens and tones the pelvic floor muscles
- Helps to improve sexual health
- Reduces the chance of bladder control problems
and longer term incontinence
EPI-NO prepared me mentally for the sensation of birth & it prepared my body for the physical stretch … this is a tool I used personally and believe it played an incredibly significant role in both of my calm, natural, fast and pain-free births with no tearing or complications. This device has the power to change your entire birthing experience, for the better.
Carinya, The Birthing Journey (edit)
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the World’s Smartest Kegel Exerciser.
kGoal™ is an interactive training system for women (device + free app) that offers a unique combination of guidance, tracking, biofeedback, and games.
Whether you’re just discovering your pelvic floor or a seasoned Kegel workout warrior, kGoal™ will help you get the most out of your exercise program.
Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor to improve bladder control and core strength.
I first heard about the EPI-NO training device during antenatal classes from several instructors, all recommending the use of the EPI-NO training device, saying how the mother had an easier birth, shortened 2nd stage of labor and how less likely they were to have a tear or episiotomy.
Auckland, New Zealand
The EPI-NO itself was generally easy to use after a few sessions. Inserting the EPI-NO and inflating it helped me to feel that my body would be able to do its job during the birthing process. I felt I had made a good decision to use EPI-NO and was thrilled not to need stitches.
I successfully delivered my first child with no stitches or tears, after training with EPI-NO. During my second pregnancy I was advised by my doctor that I’d need a Caesarean as my baby was in the breech position. I began training with EPI-NO anyway, to keep up the strength in my pelvic floor. Days before scheduled Caesarean my baby turned, which meant I could have a natural delivery after all.
Thanks to EPI-NO, our daughter was delivered within only 2 pushes inside the delivery room. Sarah, our daughter, was very healthy and active right after birth. I had no cut, no tear and no need for any stitches whatsoever.
I wanted to write in praise of EPI-NO. I delivered a healthy full-term baby three days ago and my second stage lasted less than a minute with no tearing! This was my second birth and I had an episiotomy last time (and wasn’t very happy about that fact).
With following the instructions of EPI-NO to the letter, plus asking the midwife to support the perineum with hot washer and compression during delivery, I was able to produce a 4.1kg boy with no need for episiotomy or stitches. I was ecstatic and the midwives at Calvery hospital in Canberra were impressed.
I was able to stretch my perineum to 9.5cm over the 3 week period. I found EPI-NO easier than perineal massage which was too difficult around my bump. EPI-NO gave me confidence that I would not tear, and I didn’t.