Genital Prolapse and the V-Brace by Fembrace
Wave ‘goodbye’ to the symptoms of Prolapse
Wear the V-Brace for symptomatic relief from discomfort caused by Genital Prolapse (Uterine Prolapse, Cystocele, Rectocele and Enterocele).
Suppress the symptoms of genital prolapse with the V-Brace by Fembrace!
The V-Brace provides identical support as placing your hand over the vaginal area and pressing upwards. The V-Brace delivers such support more effectively and more comfortably and consistently over the entire crotch area.
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 and spare panties can be purchased VAT Free by ladies experiencing prolapse.
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 for Prolapse Support background information
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.
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 prolapse (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 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
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 oestrogen 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 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.
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
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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 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!
V-Brace Fembrace User Comments
- Comments 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.
Received by e-mail on 25th February 2009
- Testimonial from a customer impressed by the V-Brace:
- Recent feedback from an elderly user of the V-Brace by Fembrace:
V-Brace by Fembrace - the garment that helps women retain dignity and comfort, when living with prolapse.
UK Shipping Schedule and Costs
UK delivery speed and cost are selectable in the Checkout. All orders are shipped in plain discreet packaging.
- UK Regular Delivery (£4.50 + VAT):
Delivery in 2 - 3 working days. Orders must be received before 2 pm (Monday – Friday).
- UK Next Day by Courier (£7.50 + VAT):
Next Day Delivery by Courier for orders received before 2 pm on working days (Monday to Friday) - expect delivery on next working day (Monday to Friday).
- UK Free Delivery Option for online only orders of £50.00 excluding VAT or more:
UK Free Delivery Option for online only orders of £50.00 excluding VAT or more is free and takes approximately 5 - 6 working days. Purchases shipped with Free Delivery cannot be tracked!
- UK Saturday Delivery (£13.50 + VAT):
Saturday Delivery applies only to the UK Mainland Only. Saturday Delivery Orders must be placed before 2 pm on the Friday. Orders received after 2 pm on Friday will be delivered on Saturday next week.
Overseas Shipping Schedule
- Overseas deliveries take approximately 7 - 14 working days depending on destination.
- Shipping costs depend on the type of goods and the delivery address.
- Cost of shipping is shown in the Checkout prior to the completion of the purchase.
- VAT is removed automatically from all purchases for deliveries outside the EU.
- Customs Fees or Import Duties may be charged in the country of destination outside the EU. If such charges apply, they are the customer’s responsibility. Custom Fees or Import Duties do not apply to deliveries to EU countries.
The V-Brace complete garments and spare panties are available in 7 sizes:
- Petite (X Small): hip in cm: 84 - 86 / hip in inches: 33 - 34
- Small: hip in cm: 87 - 93 / hip in inches: 35 - 36
- Medium: hip in cm: 94 - 97 / hip in inches: 37 - 38
- Large: hip in cm: 98 - 105 / hip in inches: 39 - 41
- X Large: hip in cm: 106 - 110 / hip in inches: 42 - 43
- XX Large: hip in cm: 111 - 114 / hip in inches: 44 - 45
- 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.
The V-Brace Oomplete Garment is supplied as a single complete garment (i.e. single V-Brace truss with single pair of Panties = support truss and panty with special crotch pocket) in selected size.
Spare panties: Supplied as a single panty in selected size.
2 x V-Brace with Panties - complete garment in selected size at 10% discount.
2 x spare Panties in selected size at 10% discount.
VAT exemption is available, when purchased for personal use by people with relevant chronic conditions. VAT relief declaration must be completed online at the time of purchase.
10% discount when you purchase V-Brace Complete Garment 2 Pack - please select V-Brace Complete Garment 2 Pack 10% off
10% discount when you purchase V-Brace Spare Panties 2 Pack - please select V-Brace Spare Panties 2 Pack 10% off