You can use Elvie Trainer during pregnancy as long as you do not have any complications. Every pregnancy is unique so if you are unsure, please consult your health professional before use.
Yes, Elvie Trainer is completely covered in medical grade silicone with no exposed parts so it is safe to use with the coil or IUD.
If you have a pelvic heath condition (e.g. prolapse or pelvic pain) we recommend you consult your health professional before purchasing Elvie Trainer.
After childbirth is a great time to get into a regular pelvic floor exercise routine. We recommend you wait for approval from your health professional before using Elvie Trainer after childbirth - generally this will be at your six-week check up.
All our product development was guided by our scientific advisory group including a number of well-known researchers in biofeedback and pelvic floor exercise, such as Dr. Rufus Cartwright, Imperial College; Dr. Kay Crotty, Physiolink; Prof. Linda McLean, University of Ottawa; and Dr. Jeroen Bergmann, Oxford University.
Kegel exercises have been clinically shown to improve incontinence, support bladder control during pregnancy, speed up postnatal recovery and reduce the risk of prolapse.
Multiple studies show that giving women real-time biofeedback is one of the most effective methods of doing Kegel exercises, with direct force measurement being the gold standard. Elvie Trainer measures force directly, offering a significant advance over existing products that rely on air pressure changes.
Elvie Trainer is compatible with iPhones 4S and newer and Android phones or tablets 4.3 and newer that support Bluetooth Low Energy (excluding Huawei phones). You can also use the Elvie Trainer with iPad 3 and newer, including iPad Air and Mini.