Knowing When to Pee with Brightly Wearable

Knowing When to Pee with Brightly Wearable

by Chelsea Wardach June 11, 2015 1 min read

People who experience urinary incontinence often rely on disposable briefs or washable underwear for protection. However, Jean Rintoul, CEO of startup Lir Scientific, is offering another method: Brightly, a wearable device that senses bladder expansion and alerts when it’s time to use the bathroom.
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Risk of Women’s Pelvic Surgeries Nearly Double Since 1990s

by Chelsea Wardach May 08, 2014 2 min read

One in five women will undergo pelvic floor surgery in her lifetime, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This nearly doubles the risk of the surgery in the 1990s.
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Using Pelvic Floor Exercises to Treat Incontinence after Pregnancy

by Chelsea Wardach April 03, 2014 2 min read

“I am several weeks post-partum and I’m having trouble controlling my bladder. I’ve heard about exercises I can do but I’m not sure what they are. Can you please help me?”
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The History of Kegels

by Chelsea Wardach May 28, 2013 2 min read

If you’re experiencing bladder control problems, you may have been told to “do your kegels” without getting any explanation on how to do them or exactly what they are.

Kegels are exercises that help strengthen the pelvic floor, which supports the bladder and bowel. If the pelvic floor is damaged or weakened, you might start experiencing fecal or urinary incontinence.

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Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles With Vaginal Weights

by Chelsea Wardach October 16, 2012 1 min read

What are vaginal weights?

Vaginal weights, or cones, are training aids that help locate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles that may have been weakened due to pregnancy, childbirth, medication or age. Vaginal weights come in 5-6 different weights starting at less than one ounce.

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How to Use Vaginal Weights

by Chelsea Wardach September 04, 2012 1 min read

Vaginal weights, or cones, are great for women suffering from urinary incontinence. Exercises can be discreetly performed anytime – except during menstruation, intercourse, or pregnancy. With regular use, vaginal weights may help prevent those embarrassing leaks and can even lead to stronger and more frequent orgasms.
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