Can Epi-no bring on labour?
No. In the EPI-NO clinical trials there were no indications whatsoever for any premature initiation of contractions or of premature birth. The EPI-NO training should be undertaken under the guidance of your physician and should ideally begin three weeks prior to the calculated date of the birth of your child.
What is Epi-no?
The perineum is the area of tissue between the vagina and anus. During labour, the perineum stretches to accommodate the passage of the baby’s head (the largest part of the baby). The Epi-No is an inflatable balloon, attached to a hand-operated pump with a pressure display – similar to a blood pressure pump.
What is EPI in labor?
EPI-NO birth preparation, pregnancy, episiotomy, pelvic floor training, EPINO | Birth- Preparation.
How big does EPI-no get?
In these exercises the balloon is inserted and inflated at the perineum. Women training with EPI-NO will normally achieve a dilation of between 8.5cm and 10cm over 3-4 weeks. Women achieving 8.5cm will achieve the extra 1.5cm when the head is crowning.
Why is EPI-No not available in the US?
After poking around online and realizing it wasn’t available in the US due to its lack of FDA approval, Leigh asked a friend in Ireland to purchase the contraption for her. “I’ve been told that you have to label the Epi-No as a sex toy in order to ship them to the US.
How can I get Epi-no in USA?
It is not approved by the FDA, so is not easily available for purchase in the U.S. However, as a client of Born To Be Loved, you may easily purchase an Epi-No from your midwife. The Epi-No is used during the last 3 weeks of pregnancy – clients insert the small balloon and slowly inflate until feeling a gentle stretch.
What do you need to know about EPI-NO?
EPI-NO a medical training device. EPI-NO is not a “panacea” but a medical training device that is suited to better prepare your body for childbirth. It strengthens and stretches the muscles (important: You should not have pain, just a feeling of maximum stretching – inflate until you reach a low level of discomfort).
What does EPI-NO Delphine plus stand for?
EPI-NO Delphine Plus is a combi-product: A Birth Trainer to prepare for birth and a Pelvic Floor Muscle exerciser for post-natal regeneration of the Pelvic Floor Muscles with biofeedback. What is an episiotomy and what consequences can it have ?
How did the EPI-NO balloon become a medical device?
From this age old African custom – still in use today – the soft inflatable EPI-NO balloon and birth-exercise programme was conceived and developed into a modern-day medical device. Read more ( PDF-Download ). EPI-NO is not a “panacea” but a medical training device that is suited to better prepare your body for childbirth.
When to start the EPI NO training program?
In the EPI-NO clinical trials there were no indications whatsoever of any premature initiation of contractions or of premature birth. The EPI-NO training should be used under the guidance of your doctor or midwife and should ideally begin three weeks prior to the calculated date of the birth of your child.