V-Brace Fembrace & Prolapse

V-Brace by Fembrace - Prolapse Support Garment

The V-Brace by Fembrace is a prolapse support garment intended for women suffering various forms and degrees of prolapse. It is especially suitable for women not suitable for surgery or pessaries or after surgery has failed. 

As soon as it is worn, the V-Brace provides support and relief from discomfort. The V-Brace can improve mobility, feeling of comfort and quality of life.    

Genital Prolapse and the V-Brace Fembrace

V-Brace™ by Fembrace® for effective relief from the symptoms of Genital Prolapse - Uterine Prolapse, Cystocele, Rectocele and Enterocele - the V-Brace by Fembrace delivers effective non-invasive solution to the problems of prolapse! 

V-Brace by Fembrace @ £47.95 VAT Free*V-Brace by Fembrace and spare panties can be purchased VAT Free by ladies experiencing prolapse. VAT exemption declaration can be completed online in our online shop.  

V-Brace by Fembrace Support Garments for Ladies with Prolapse (VAT Free)

Single pack of V-Brace by Fembrace includes the V-Brace Cross Elastic Support Truss and a pair of panty with special crotch pocket that holds the truss in place during use. 

  • V-Brace by Fembrace Garment Packs (VAT Free)

The V-Brace by Fembrace garment costs £47.95 Buy V-Brace by Fembrace Garment

SPECIAL OFFER with 10% DISOUNT:

2 pairs of the V-Brace by Fembrace garments in same size cost £86.31  Buy 2 x V-Brace by Fembrace Garments          

  • Spare Panties with Crutch Pockets (VAT Free)                  

The V-Brace single spare panty costs £10.95   Buy V-Brace Panty

SPECIAL OFFER with 10% DISCOUNT:

2 pairs of the V-Brace spare panties in same size cost £19.71  Buy 2 x V-Brace Panties

*Please note that you can purchase the V-Brace Fembrace and V Brace Fembrace spare pants free of VAT, if you are a sufferer of chronic problem, such as a prolapse. VAT exemption does not apply to pregnant women suffering with vulvar varicosities.

V-Brace by Fembrace for Prolapse Support (background information)

Lady wearing V-Brace.The V-Brace by Fembrace is a support garment for women suffering from the painful and embarrassing symptoms of genital prolapse, such as uterine prolapse, bladder prolapse (cystocele), rectal prolapse (rectocele) and small intestine prolapse (enterocele).
 
The V-Brace by Fembrace provides the same support as placing your hand on the vaginal area and applying upward pressure. The V-Brace provides the upwards support effectively and consistently without slipping or chafing.

Please note: The V-Brace by Fembrace does not cure the prolapse. It simply helps you to cope with this debilitating problem by supporting the crotch area.  

Background to Pelvic Floor and Pelvic Floor Weakness

Pelvic floor consists of muscles, fascia and ligaments that form a platform supporting pelvic organs - bladder, uterus and intestines. Pelvic floor prevents these organs from falling down through the lower bony pelvic outlet. Such misplacement of the pelvic organs is called the prolapse or genital prolapse. Pelvic floor muscles help to prevent urinary and faecal leakage caused by the increase in abdominal pressure during coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting or vomiting. Pelvic floor muscles also play an important role in sexual activities and can heighten sexual awareness and sensitivity. During childbirth, pelvic floor relaxes and stretches to enable the baby to be born.

Deep pelvic floor muscles.Pelvic floor muscles are endurance muscles that play important role during normal daily activities, such as walking, running, bending or lifting. Pelvic floor muscles enable women to lead active lives by holding their abdominal organs in place and appropriately functioning. When pelvic organs are not kept in normal place and slit down the vaginal passage, prolapse or genital prolapse develops. It is therefore very important that women maintain strong pelvic floor muscles by doing regular workouts known as pelvic floor exercises or Kegel exercises. You can learn more about strengthening of your pelvic floor muscles on other pages of this website as listed here.  

When pelvic floor muscles weakness develops, pelvic floor begins to drop, bringing down with it one or more pelvic organs. 

Genital Prolapse term refers to Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and encompasses various forms of prolapse, such as womb prolase (Uterine Prolapse), bladder prolapse (Cystocele), bowel prolapse (Enterocele), rectum prolapse (Rectocele) and Vaginal Vault Prolapse, which occurs in circa 15% of women after hysterectomy.

Genital Prolapse or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is a Pelvic Floor Dysfunction condition. You can learn more about Pelvic Organ Prolapse from a book Pelvic Organ Prolapse, The Silent Epidemic by by Sherrie j Palm or from a publication The Good Bowel Habit, Pelvic Floor Function and the Bowel Managing Constipation and Incontinence by Dr Robyn Nagel.    

Genital Prolapse

Genital prolapse commonly affects older post-menopausal women, but it also occurs in women of childbearing age. V-Brace by Fembrace will not treat the prolapse, however, it will help the sufferer to live more active life by providing support to the crotch area and reducing discomfort and feeling of insecurity. Genital prolapse is a general term that encompasses few different conditions:

1. Uterine prolapse - dropped womb

Uterine prolapse.A prolapsed uterus occurs, when the uterus drops from its normal position. The cervix may also descent into the vaginal opening. Approximately 35% of women suffer with prolapsed uterus.

There are many reasons for uterine prolapse. These include childbirth, long term constipation and obesity, uterine fibroids and the reduction in estrogen levels during menopause.

Woman suffering with prolapsed uterus may feel pelvic heaviness, bulging or fullness and a back pain. They can also experience vaginal and/or anal pain, incontinence or difficulties in urinating, bladder infections and excessive vaginal discharge.

2. Cystocele - dropped bladder

Cystocele.Cystocele occurs when the bladder bulges down into the space towards the vagina. Bladder prolapse makes implying of the bladder and controlling urinary leakage more difficult and less efficient.

2a. Cystourethrocele - prolapsed bladder with prolapsed urethra

Bladder prolapse is often accompanied by prolapsed urethra, when the urethra becomes loose and gapes open. 

Loose urethra is most often associated with declining levels of estrogens during and after menopause.

Rectocele.3. Rectocele - dropped rectum

Rectocele occurs when the rectal walls become weak and unsupported and bulge into the vagina. Rectocele may be felt as fullness in the perineum or a large bulge inside the vagina, when the rectum is full of stool. A great deal of discomfort is often felt.

4. Enterocele - dropped small intestine

Enterocele.Sometimes the small bowel may detach from its supports and fall through the vaginal vault, blocking off the lower rectum. Obstruction of rectal content, feeling of a 'lump' coming down into the vagina, pressure and discomfort are the most common symptoms of this type of prolapse.

Please note that the pelvic floor and prolapse illustrations come from the book by Dr Robyn Nagel and Mrs Shirley Owen entitled The Good Bowel Habit – Pelvic Floor Function and the Bowel – Managing Constipation and Incontinence. This highly informative book is available from our Online Shop.   

Common symptoms of Genital Prolapse

Symptoms of genital prolapse can be similar, but more severe than those experienced with earlier stages of pelvic floor weakness.

Symptoms of genital prolapse include a feeling of bulging, pelvic heaviness or fullness, pelvic pain or low back pain. The symptoms normally worsen with activity and get better with bed rest. While standing, women with a prolapse may feel like something is falling out.

Other symptoms can include heaviness or pain in the vagina, urinary incontinence or difficulty urinating, frequent bladder infections, frequent urinary track infections, difficulties with bowel motion, inability to control wind, faecal urgency or frequency and faecal incontinence.  

What to do, when experiencing symptoms of genital prolapse

If you are experiencing symptoms for the first time, you should talk to your General Practitioner (family doctor) or a practice nurse. He or she may perform a pelvic examination to assess your condition and decide on the best course of action. You may be referred further to see a specialist, such as gynaecologist, urogynaecologist, urologist or a physiotherapist.

A number of different options and solutions can be recommended or implemented, depending upon the severity of the prolapse, your age and/or your desire to have children. The prolapse treatments include:

  1. Pelvic floor exercises / Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor exercises help to reduce urinary incontinence, improve sexual function and relieve pelvic discomfort.
  2. The V-Brace by Fembrace support and compression garment helps alleviate symptoms of genital prolapse. The V-Brace lifts and supports the crotch and vaginal area. This reduces the symptoms of prolapse and enables the woman sufferer to return to many previously abandoned activities, resuming a normal life with fewer restrictions, discomforts and embarrassments.Please note that you should not stop your pelvic floor muscles strengthening and toning routine (Kegel exercises) just because you wear the V-Brace by Fembrace!For many women deemed not suitable for pessary or surgery, the V-Brace by Fembrace offers a long term solution and an effective non invasive daily relief from the severe problems caused by genital prolapse.
  3. Pessary to alleviate more severe symptoms of the prolapse. A pessary is a special ring in different shapes and sizes that is placed into the vagina to support the prolapse and relieve the symptoms of urinary incontinence.
  4. Surgery is used to repair and reconstruct the weakened pelvic floor and restore its normal function. Surgery is normally indicated with the prolapse is causing significant symptoms and when conservative non-surgical treatment measures have failed.
  • The V-Brace™ by Fembrace®

The V-Brace Fembrace is a patented support garment developed and manufactured in the USA. The V-Brace is a product truly developed by women to help other women suffering from the similar conditions and experiencing the same painful and/or embarrassing problems leading to a significant reduction in the quality of life. 

The V-Brace by Fembrace support garment helps to alleviate the symptoms of diagnosed genital prolapse. The V-Brace cross elastic truss lifts and supports the vaginal area. This reduces the symptoms of the prolapse, including back pain, fullness and the 'falling out' feeling.

V-Brace by Fembrace.The V-Brace is a cross-elastic support truss with straps threaded through a sleeve in the crotch of a special panty. The V-Brace cross elastic truss supports and lifts the vaginal area, helping to relieve pain, discomfort, pelvic fullness and abdominal strain. The V-Brace also reduces the problems of incontinence and urinary frequency and can even effectively help to minimise perineal oedema following surgery.

The V-Brace will not cure your prolapse, but will help you live with it. You will need to continue performing your Kegel exercises and follow your doctor's instructions. However, the V-Brace will help you to lead your normal daily life, enjoying activities you thought to be out of your reach forever. The V-Brace will improve your confidence and your quality of life!

For many women, especially women living long term with genital prolapse, the V-Brace by Fembrace represents a new lease of life, a change for the better with less pain, discomfort, physical limitations and/or embarrassment. The V-Brace by Fembrace makes the daily living and recreational activities possible, achievable and enjoyable once more. The V-Brace helps many women regain confidence, enabling them to live full and healthy active lives.

The V-Brace by Fembrace is an effective alternative to the pessary ring, surgical repair and/or incontinence surgery.

The V-Brace complete garments and spare panties are available in 7 sizes:

  1.    Petite: hip in cm: 84 - 86 / hip in inches: 33 - 34
  2.    Small: hip in cm: 87 - 93 / hip in inches: 35 - 36
  3.    Medium: hip in cm: 94 - 97 / hip in inches: 37 - 38
  4.    Large: hip in cm: 98 - 105 / hip in inches: 39 - 41
  5.    X Large: hip in cm: 106 - 110 / hip in inches: 42 - 43
  6.    XX Large: hip in cm: 111 - 114 / hip in inches: 44 - 45
  7.    XXX Large: hip in cm: 115 - 120 / hip in inches: 46 - 47   

Measure hip below waistline. The sizing is based on the upper hip measurement taken at the level of the pelvic iliac crest just below the belly button. You measure yourself in the same way as you measure for normal underwear and clothing. Simply measure the circumference around your belly at its widest slightly protruding part. You can feel your iliac crests on the sides of your body just below your waist. Woman wearing V-Brace.
The V-Brace by Fembrace is a CE marked Class 1 Medical Device.
 
Now you can live your life to the full with the help of the V-Brace by Fembrace!

When purchasing the V-Brace for personal use to help you live with genital prolapse or incontinence, you can buy it VAT free. You must complete VAT exemption declaration at the time of purchase in our Online Shop.

V-Brace by Fembrace Garment Packs for Ladies with Prolapse (VAT Free)

  • V-Brace by fembrace Garments

The V-Brace by Fembrace garment costs £47.95  Buy V-Brace by Fembrace Garment 

SPECIAL OFFER with 10% DISOUNT:

2 pairs of the V-Brace by Fembrace garments in same size cost £86.31 Buy 2 x V-Brace by Fembrace Garments                                 

  • V-Brace Panties

The V-Brace single spare panty costs £10.95 Buy V-Brace Panty    

SPECIAL OFFER with 10% DISCOUNT:

2 pairs of the V-Brace spare panties in same size cost £19.71  Buy 2 x V-Brace Panties 

*Please note that you can purchase the V-Brace Fembrace and V Brace Fembrace spare pants free of VAT, if you are a sufferer of chronic problem, such as a prolapse. VAT exemption does not apply to pregnant women suffering with vulvar varicosities.

For more information about the V-Brace by Fembrace refer to the other relevant pages listed below:

Alternatively – go to our Online Shop to buy V Brace Fembrace or spare panties.

V-Brace Fembrace User Comments

  • Please read below a comment sent to us by a lady, who purchased the V-Brace for her Mother suffering with prolapse:

'Hi Win Health
 I have ordered my mum her V-Brace Fembrace knickers. My mum has had her knickers for 10 days now and is extemely pleased with the knickers, they have given her a new lease of life. Please can you on my mum's behalf put this onto your website.

My mum has told me to let you know and all other ladies with the same problem it is the best money she has ever spent.

Thank you so much.

Maureen'

Received by e-mail on 25th February 2009

  • Please read below a testimonial from a most recent customer impressed by the V-Brace:
"I recently purchased a pair of the V-Brace pants after some hesitation due to the price, but I am so pleased with them that after just wearing them for a day contacted you to order another pair.
 
The only way I can describe how I feel when wearing them is that they have given me back my life, they support my prolapse taking away the pain and uncomfortable feeling I have which is reinforced when I take the paints off for any length of time.I would like to just say 'Thank you' for not only the pants but the wonderful service and support I received when contacting you with any queries.Thank you!
Carole"
 
Received by e-mail on 28th June 2012
 

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