Dear Leaking in Laguna,
You are never a lost cause. When you’re doing Kegel exercises at home, you have no way of knowing if you’re doing them right. I’ve seen this issue quite a bit in my practice over the years. Women would come in saying they had tried Kegels and that they didn’t work. Through using ultrasound technology, I was able to show these women that what they were doing was anything but a Kegel. They were either using the wrong muscles or bearing down like you would when emptying your bowels. This is all is too bad, because doing Kegels incorrectly can actually exacerbate leaks.
This is exactly what inspired me to create INNOVO, a device that mimics the perfect Kegel and strengthens the pelvic floor. It replicates the reflex contraction that should automatically occur to keep women dry. And it’s simple to use—what’s easier than putting on a pair of shorts? When you put on INNOVO, there are little dots that line up near your buttocks muscles. When you turn on the device, you’ll notice some tingling in that area. Then, you increase the intensity slowly and that tingling moves towards your rectum until you feel your pelvic floor lifting up inside. If you wear INNOVO for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, you’ll be leak-free within 12 weeks.
Dr. Ruth Maher