How to insert pessary when pregnant?
Pregnancy is a beautiful journey for every woman, but it also brings its own set of challenges. One such challenge is the need for pessaries during pregnancy. Many women feel hesitant to use them and don’t know how to insert pessaries when pregnant. Don’t worry! In this article, we’ve got you covered with all the details on pessaries and how to use them like a pro.
What is a Pessary?
Before diving into the “how-to” aspect of inserting a pessary, let’s understand what it actually means. A pessary is a small device used by pregnant women who suffer from conditions such as incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). It sits inside the vagina and supports pelvic tissues that have weakened or dropped downwards because of their baby bump.
Now that we’ve brushed up on our knowledge let’s get straight down with some practical tips!
Wash Your Hands
This might sound obvious but it’s really important – make sure your hands are clean before you start handling anything around your lady bits.
Find Your Position
There’s no real right way to do this – choose whichever position feels most comfortable for you:
- From behind: standing with one foot up on something elevated; perhaps even sitting forwarded over an chair
- On your back: placing yourself directly onto bed
- Squatting: feet flat positioned shoulder-width apart while semi squatting.
Whatever position works best for you will depend entirely upon which muscles can relax enough!
Another thing I fnny …try not sneeze whilst positioning yourself in readiness… just trust me here folks!
Once sorted using one hand spread open your vaginal lips gently pull upwards if necessary so that there’s more space available at entry point then begin introduction holding stem between fingers of other hand with widest part ready to place inside… gently slide upwards into appropriate position shallowed enough so that you can let go of stem without it falling out.
Please note: pessaries should never be forced into the vagina, don’t be a savage. If things aren’t fitting right and/or there’s pain discontinue using pessary immediately and seek advice from your health provider.
The Upside-down Method
This method will work by flipping the pessary upside down/upside down “T” shaped devices which can allow more space for entry; also reducing any snagging process when trying insert said devise.
- After washing hands spread open vaginal lips.
- With one hand hold onto the inserter end of applicator with grey section at opposite end
- Insert tip past where pubic bone begins towards backside until able to see entire grey barrel(keeping large size tucked in for now) only view plastic bit clearly
- Once fully inserted, press central button upward then pull applicator slowly away
Proper Care Of Pessaries
Many common questions often arise about taking care of this important device. Don’t fret fam! Here is everything you need to know:
Cleanliness is Key!
In order reduce possibility infections always start procedure from previously washed hands.
Cleanse your PMDs (pssy maintenance devices) before every insertion. It’s super easy just use warm water and mild soap or specific disinfectant solution containing hydrogen peroxide if feeling particularly paranoid!
Trust us peeps -a tad of cleanliness goes such a long way here!!!
Avoiding harsh cleaning chemicals, douches or fragrant types aiming near vulva & opening areas essential!
Don’t forget maintaining moisture levels with non irritating formulas keeping pH balance intact (this may result some rather ‘interesting’ purchases folks…
I suggest purchasing plain aesthetically uninteresting unisex moisturizer cream such as “Aqua Maris” for daily use down yonder! Trust me your specialist dermatologists will thank you
Removing The Pessary
Certainly just a simple backwards effect in removal; to begin carefully wash hands followed by reaching inside vagina smoothly grasping stem and gently pulling downwards until pessay safely removed.
Few Extra Credit Pro Tips
To make absolutely sure everything runs as smoothly possible, here are extra pro tips:
- Consider wearing latex gloves when inserting.
- Use water or specialized lubrication liquid products on applicator surfaces so device glides over skin without catching (please avoid using essential oils).
- Don’t rush the process – be gentle, caring and loving to both self and precious cargo!
In conclusion ladies, it’s important never feel ashamed about inserting a pessary when pregnant. They’re an extremely effective tool used reduce uncomfort attributed during pregnancy. Now with all these helpful tips under your belt, it is time to overcome fear and conquer usage of lady bits maintenance devices like seasoned pros!!!
So go get em` Ladies!!!