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PeriCoach: It’s Like a FitBit for Your What?

 pericoach kegel deviceAre you one of the millions who women who leak when they laugh?

Or sneeze, cough, lift, jump and run? Nearly one in three women will experience urinary incontinence at some point in their lives, though many suffer in silence.  It’s a common condition but it’s not normal.

Midlife Boulevard has partnered with PeriCoach in this sponsored post to bring you more information about how you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. I’m not a doctor; I’m a housewife in yoga pants and a Star Wars t-shirt. Talk to your doctor about any medical condition you may have.

PeriCoach is a new pelvic floor muscle training device with a smartphone app that takes the guesswork out of kegels and helps women reduce or eliminate leaking. In celebration of their launch, PeriCoach created “Leakers Anonymous,” developed and produced by the creative team (Naama Bloom, Sara Saedi) behind the popular and ground-breaking HelloFlo videos (e.g., “Period Fairy,” “Camp Gyno”).

The hilarious Leakers Anonymous is meant to take away the shame associated with the condition, ease the way into a conversation with a health care provider, and give women inspiration and a solution to reduce or eliminate the problem.

When I shared this video with my friends on Facebook, we all had a good laugh and made a lot of jokes, but for a woman, having a pelvic floor problem isn’t funny at all. Enjoy the video, then check out the PeriCoach site for more information.

pericoach kegel device with appThe device itself looks easy to use, and it’s clinician recommended. You can use the personal trainer device and app to manage and monitor your pelvic floor exercises to help reduce or stop leaking and treat other symptoms of pelvic floor weakness.

The device requires a prescription, which is why I’m not doing an actual product review. So, you’ll have to see your doctor to get one, but it sounds like the device can be covered by your insurance.

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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