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.
It is important to learn how to properly use FemiCushion to provide effective prolapse support. FemiCushion can also alleviate other POP symptoms such as pain and discomfort.
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. The soft silicone cushion is placed at the vaginal opening to provide direct support to the prolapse and prevent any prolapsed organ(s) from bulging out of the body. The holder secures the cushion in place while absorbing any discharge or urine leakage. Then cushion that is secured onto the holder is attached to the supporter. The supporter fixes the device in the proper position for the most optimal prolapse support through the horizontal and vertical belts. The more the vertical belts on the supporter is tightened, the closer the device will be lifted against the body providing greater prolapse support.
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 tightness of the horizontal and vertical belts brings the cushion closer to the vaginal opening for adjustable prolapse support. The supporter also 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. The cushion is secured to the holder that prevents it from becoming displaced or entering into the vagina. The holder is made out of cloth and designed to be washed and reused repeatedly. For women who also suffers from urinary incontinence, 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 by inserting the tabs on the cushion into the slots on the holder. Please make sure to insert the tabs into the second layer of the cloth holder to fully secure it in place. The wider end of the holder is placed towards the front of the body and narrower end towards the rear. For new users who have bought the FemiCushion Starter Kit, we recommend starting with the small size cushion first. If you feel that more support is needed, please move up to the next cushion size. To prevent chafing and dryness, we recommend to use a water based jelly lubricant on the cushion before putting it on.
2. Putting on the device
Remove the surface fastener tape located on the inside of the supporter at the crotch area. This will reveal the velcro strip that will attach to the bottom of the holder. Keep the surface fastener tape for cleaning purposes.
For first time users, we recommend to put on the device while lying down on your back with the knees raised. Undo and loosen the belts of the supporter then slip it on up to the thighs. Return all prolapsed organs into the body with a clean finger. Place the cushion that is secured to the holder firmly against the vaginal opening and set it into place. Then, pull up the supporter and fully put it on and stand up to make adjustments.
3. Adjusting the supporter
Adjust the supporter's horizontal and vertical belts by sliding the metal brackets. The cushion should be lifted firmly against the vagina provide secure prolapse support. The more the vertical straps are tightened the closer the device will be lifted against the body for greater support. You have now finished putting on the device and ready to start your day!
- Always make sure your pelvic organs are returned back inside your body before putting on FemiCushion.
- Be sure that the supporter fits comfortably on your waist.
- Adjust the level of prolapse support by tightening the vertical belts to your liking.
- FemiCushion is only intended to be used in the daytime (about 8 hours) and taken off at night.
How to take off FemiCushion
Take off the FemiCushion device at the end of each day to be cleaned. Undo the supporter closure and slip the supporter down. All components will be securely attached to the supporter. Learn how to clean FemiCushion here.
Using the bathroom with FemiCushion
Using the restroom with FemiCushion is simple and is very similar to taking off regular underwear. Undo the supporter then slip it down. All components will be secured together for easy wear afterwards. If there is no prolapse after you're finished using the restroom, you may put on FemiCushion as usual. In the event of prolapse, reposition any prolapsed tissues inside the body before wearing the FemiCushion. This can be done with a clean finger. Finally, pull the supporter back on while making sure to place the cushion in the proper position and secure the supporter. Then adjust the belts to your liking.