Contrelle Activguard Bladder Support Pessary

by Contrelle


Buy at Kegel8

Contrelle Activgard is a bladder support pessary for stress incontinence. Made from soft, moulded foam, it gently lifts the bladder to correct the angle to prevent and reduce leaks when coughing, sneezing, laughing or even exercise. Clinically proven with a 95% success rate, it's as easy to use as a tampon and cannot be felt or seen. It can be worn for up to 16 hours a day and comes in three sizes.

Learn more in this episode

Vaginal Pessaries: A Deep Dive

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Ring, Gellhorn, Donut, Cube, Shaatz, Gehrung. They might sound like Trolls' characters, but they are, in fact, types of vaginal pessaries. A pessary is a plastic or silicone device which can be inserted into the vagina to help support the pelvic organs after prolapse or to help with incontinence. They've been around since time began (almost) and come in so many different shapes and sizes it can put your head in a spin.

In this episode, Helen speaks to the pessary expert and 'Pelvic Angel', Gaynor Morgan for an overview of what's available, how to try one and the incredible story of how she came to invent her own. Gaynor, who also teaches Pfilates (pelvic floor pilates), says for some women, the right pessary can make a huge difference: 
'Some of these women have gone from suicidal to 100 percent back to being 'normal' again...but again a pessary is just a tool. I always advocate that you need physiotherapy - pelvic floor training. Let’s get that pelvic floor up to the strength it needs to be.'
Gaynor reveals how incontinence affected her mum's mental health, her impactful legacy and why pessaries won't work for everyone.

Gaynor is @pelvicangel on Instagram. You can find her website here.

For a written guide to vaginal pessaries, read this fantastic blog. 

Check out the new UK guidelines for patients and clinicians, which were mentioned in this episode.

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This episode is from Series 2 of Why Mums Don't Jump

This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.