How to Use FemiCushion
FemiCushion is a medical device that was independently developed by carefully considering the concerns of women with pelvic organ prolapse in combination with specialists' research in the field of POP. It is also rated as an FDA Class 1 (1st grade) Medical Device and is CE-approved (European standard) ensuring the safety of our customers.
By learning the correct way to use FemiCushion, it's possible for you to gently support your prolapsed organs and hold them securely within the body. FemiCushion can also alleviate other POP symptoms such as pain and bleeding.
How FemiCushion Works
FemiCushion is a non-surgical treatment for uterine prolapse, bladder prolapse, rectocele, and enterocele that works by combining 3 main components — cushion, holder, and supporter — and can be easily put on and removed without assistance. To help return your prolapsed organs within your body, the cushion is designed to support the vaginal opening while the holder and supporter help to secure and push the cushion upward.
The most important component of the FemiCushion kit, the cushion gently holds the prolapsed organs in the body. The extremely soft surface is made of 100% medical-grade silicone.
Adjusting the width and length of the belt brings the cushion closer to the vaginal opening and plays an important role in keeping the cushion in a secured position. You can choose the size and type of supporter when placing your order.
Caution: The cushion is not designed to work with commercially available underwear or girdles. To ensure proper use, please be sure to only use supporters made for FemiCushion.
The holder absorbs any urine or discharge. You can set the cushion and secure it within the holder to prevent it from becoming displaced or entering into the vagina. Because it's made of cloth, you can wash and use it repeatedly. When traveling, or for those who deal with a lot of urine leakage, disposable holders are also available.
How to Use FemiCushion
FemiCushion is easy to use and can be put on and removed without assistance. Watch the video below to see FemiCushion in action or keep reading for an illustrated 3-step guide.
1. Preparing the cushion
Secure the cushion in the holder. The front and back can be easily distinguished by their different sizes. Please check carefully as you insert the cushion into the holder. For new users who have bought the FemiCushion Starter Kit, we recommend starting with the S-size cushion and holder. If that does not suit you, feel free to try the larger sizes. If you feel any dryness, please apply lubricant.
2. Securing the cushion
Secure the cushion and holder in the supporter so that the cushion as set up in Step 1 directly touches the vagina.
Be sure to put on the supporter only after the pelvic organs are settled inside your body. We recommend lying down first and then putting it on.
3. Adjusting the supporter
Adjust the supporter's horizontal and vertical belts so that the cushion firmly presses against the vagina by pushing it up from beneath. You're now ready to start your day!
- Always make sure your pelvic organs are settled inside your body before putting on FemiCushion.
- Be sure to place the horizontal belt across your hip bones.
- Once you feel everything is secured, adjust the fit by pulling the vertical belt upward.
- FemiCushion is only intended to be used in the daytime (about 8 hours) and taken off at night.
How to Use When Going to the Toilet
Undo the horizontal belt and pull down the supporter when using the toilet. Once done, if your pelvic organs do not begin to descend, use FemiCushion again as normal. However, if your organs begin to descend, you must return them inside your body before using FemiCushion again.
The cushion and holder are securely attached to the supporter, so please do not worry about them accidentally falling out.
How to Clean FemiCushion
At the end of the day, we recommend removing FemiCushion before going to sleep. The cloth holder and supporter can either be hand washed, or machine washed in a laundry net and lightly spin dried.
Important: Wash the silicon cushion only after plugging the air hole in the back with the provided cleaning plug.