EPI-NO Delphine Plus - Pre Birth Preparation and Post-Partum Regeneration
Strengthen the Pelvic Floor Muscles
The strength training phase can begin at any time during pregnancy and is done daily. Pelvic muscle exercising ensures a strong pelvic floor that can support the weight and pressure of the growing baby and that is quicker to regenerate post partum.
Insert the EPI·NO balloon ½ of the way into the vagina. Slowly inflate until you feel a slight resistance. Gently contract and relax your muscles against the balloon, watching the biofeedback gauge to monitor your performance. The stronger your pelvic floor muscles, the higher the pressure you can exert on the balloon. The pressure gauge monitors your performance and assists in improving the quality of your exercises.
Stretch the Perineum
The stretching phase begins 3 weeks before the calculated due date of your baby and should be done daily until the birth.
Insert the EPI-NO balloon ½ of the way into the vagina. Slowly inflate the EPI-NO balloon to the point of a comfortable stretch and hold for 10 minutes. Each day you will be able to inflate the balloon a little bit more, increasing to 8-10 cm in diameter (10 cm being the approximate space needed to deliver the baby's head.)
Simulate the Birth
After the stretching phase, allow the inflated EPI-NO balloon to gently expel itself from the vagina by either relaxing your pelvic floor muscles or by gently pushing it out. This will familiarize you with the sensation of delivering the baby's head.
Post-Natal Pelvic Floor Regeneration
Approx. 3 to 6 weeks after delivery you once again perform Pelvic Muscle Exercises with EPI-NO to regenerate the strength and tone of your pelvic floor muscles.