EPI-NO Delphine Plus

Regular price $199.00

The EPI-NO Delphine Plus is a multi-purpose childbirth preparation tool that enables you to connect with your pelvic floor prior to childbirth. The biofeedback aspect allows you to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and also learn how to relax them which is vital during delivery. Using the EPI-NO Delphine Plus for perineal massage in the final weeks of pregnancy will help you avoid tearing, pelvic organ prolapse and post partum incontinence.

How the EPI-NO Delphine Plus Will Benefit You and Your Pelvic Floor

  • Clinical trials show a significant reduction of perineal injury in vaginal births
  • Second stage of labour is considerably reduced which lessens the stress for both mother and child
  • Less analgesic medication is required
  • Reduces anxiety and enhances your self-confidence about the delivery
  • Simple to use and easier than perineal massage
  • Biofeedback gauge improves the quality of pelvic floor exercises
  • Optimal device for speeding the regeneration/ recovery process
  • Aids in increased sexual satisfaction post partum

How the EPI-NO Delphine Plus Works

  • Strengthen the Pelvic Floor Muscles

  • Stretch the Perineum

  • Simulate the Birth

Strengthen the Pelvic Floor Muscles

The strength training phase can begin at any time during pregnancy and is done daily. Pelvic muscle exercising ensures a strong pelvic floor that can support the weight and pressure of the growing baby and that is quicker to regeneratepost partum.

Insert the EPI-NO balloon ½ of the way into the vagina. Slowly inflate until you feel a slight resistance. Gently contract and relax your muscles against the balloon, watching the biofeedback gauge to monitor your performance. The stronger your pelvic floor muscles, the higher the pressure you can exert on the balloon. The pressure gauge monitors your performance and assists in improving the quality of your exercises.

Stretch the Perineum

The stretching phase begins 3 weeks before the calculated due date of your baby and should be done daily until the birth. Insert the EPI-NO balloon ½ of the way into the vagina. Slowly inflate the EPI-NO balloon to the point of a comfortable stretch and hold for 10 minutes. Each day you will be able to inflate the balloon a little bit more, increasing to 8-10 cm in diameter (10 cm being the approximate space needed to deliver the baby's head.)

Simulate the Birth

After the stretching phase, allow the inflated EPI-NO balloon to gently expel itself from the vagina by either relaxing your pelvic floor muscles or by gently pushing it out. This will familiarize you with the sensation of delivering the baby's head.

Post-Natal Pelvic Floor Regeneration

Approx. 3 to 6 weeks after delivery you once again perform Pelvic Muscle Exercises with EPI-NO to regenerate the strength and tone of your pelvic floor muscles.

About EPI-NO Products

The idea which led to the development of the EPI-NO originated in Africa where women insert calabashes/gourds of increasing size gently into the vagina to stretch the perineum and pelvic floor muscles to facilitate a natural birth and reduce the risk of perineal injury. From this age old African custom - still in use today - the soft inflatable EPI-NO balloon and birth-exercise program was conceived and developed into a modern-day medical device by Dr. Whilhelm Horkel, together with a team of gynecologists, midwives, urogenital physiotherapists and pregnant women.

The team also recognized the usefulness of the EPI-NO for women who are not pregnant but were experiencing challenges with a weak pelvic floor. EPI-NO provides a non-surgical, drug free alternative that lets women put pelvic floor wellness in the palm of their hand. Building on the Kegel exercise developed by gynecologist Dr. Arnold H. Kegel, the EPI-NO allows this simple, treatment for incontinence to become more effective through the use of biofeedback.

Manufactured by Tecsana - a German company whose name means "Gentle Technology" the EPI-NO is a revolutionary device for proactive pelvic floor wellness as well as a proven and effective tool to regenerate strength and tone to weakened pelvic floor muscles.