Frequently asked Questions
Do I need lubricant?
Totally your decision. Many women find using lubricant or wetting the weights with water before inserting works best for them. Make sure that you use a water based lubricant only as silicone based lubricants can damage the weights.
How long before I see an improvement?
Some women begin to feel results as quickly as 1-2 weeks, but generally most women will take 3-4 weeks of consistent use to see an improvement. Others can take many months. Depends on the strength of your pelvic floor and the effort you put in. Consistency is KEY. Your pelvic floor is a muscle like any other and the results will depend on the effort you put in.
Can I use if I have a prolapse?
Yes. If you have a pelvic organ prolapse or prolapses you should always try a non-invasive option before considering surgery. Always seek medical advice if needed.
Our Kegel weights are ideal for all types of pelvic floor prolapse, including cystocele (bladder prolapse – when the bladder bulges into the front wall of the vagina), rectocele (rectum prolapse – when the rectum bulges into the back wall of the vagina), uterine prolapse (when the uterus hangs down in the vagina) and Vault prolapse (after a hysterectomy has been performed, the top (or vault) of the vagina may bulge down. The weights help push the organs back into place while you exercise your pelvic floor.
What are the different types of Kegel Exercises?
There are 3 Types of Kegels – the slow, the Fast and the Knack. These are the types of Kegel exercises that you should do. Combine the slow and fast contractions - known as Kegels for a total of 15-20 minutes EVERY day when wearing your weights.
Helps to increase the strength of your pelvic floor. They help your muscles to hold back your urine.
Lift your pelvic floor muscles as hard as you can (not tummy or buttocks)
o Hold the muscles tight for 10 seconds
o Relax your muscles and rest for 5 seconds
o Repeat this 10 times
Helps your pelvic floor to cope with pressure, for example when you cough, sneeze, or laugh (Not to mention the trampoline!!). These fast contractions work the muscles that quickly shut off the flow of urine.
Lift your pelvic floor muscles quickly
o Hold the muscles tight for 1 second
o Relax your muscles and rest for 1 second
o Repeat this 10 times
This method is known as ‘bracing’ yourself (by squeezing up and holding) before you cough, laugh, sneeze or lift anything (or anything else which causes you to leak urine)
Incorporate this when you can. It can be 98% effective.
What if the weights fall out or slip down?
Firstly ensure that you have inserted them far enough. You cannot insert them them too far. They can't get lost..Insert as you would a tampon. They will come down a little to their natural resting place. They need to sit on the pelvi floor.
These smooth super soft weights are held in place due to the automatic contraction of the pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles engage to stop them falling out.
If they do slip down or fall out - firstly, don't panic (it has happened to women who thought they had a good pelvic floor..), just simply insert again and do the Kegel contractions(the slow and fast Kegels) while lying down until you have strengthened your pelvic floor to a stage that you can then walk around with them in.
Over time your pelvic floor muscles are strengthened simply by keeping the weight from falling out and doing the Kegel contractions - the slow and fast contractions.