Master Your Breast Pumping Journey with Elvie Stride: A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Use Elvie Stride

Consult your doctor

While Elvie Stride is designed to be safe and easy to use, it's essential to prioritize your health and well-being. Before incorporating Elvie Stride or any pelvic floor exerciser into your routine, a conversation with your doctor or pelvic floor physical therapist is highly recommended. This is particularly important if:

You are experiencing any pelvic floor issues, such as bladder leaks, pelvic pain, or prolapse. Your doctor can assess your specific needs and advise if Elvie Stride is appropriate for you.

You are pregnant or have recently given birth. Your pelvic floor undergoes significant changes during pregnancy and postpartum, so it's crucial to get personalized guidance.

You have any underlying medical conditions or have undergone pelvic surgery.

Remember, your doctor is your trusted healthcare provider. They can provide personalized advice based on your individual circumstances and medical history, ensuring that you are using Elvie Stride safely and effectively.

Postpartum recovery

Postpartum recovery involves a lot of changes, both physically and emotionally. One of the areas that often gets overlooked is pelvic floor health. Your pelvic floor muscles have been through a lot during pregnancy and childbirth, and it's common to experience weakness or changes as a result. This is where Elvie Stride, a pelvic floor trainer, can be incredibly helpful.

Elvie Stride is a small, comfortable device that you wear internally. It connects to an app on your phone, allowing you to see your pelvic floor muscles working in real-time. This visual feedback is key because it helps you target the correct muscles and ensures you're doing the exercises effectively.

To use Elvie Stride, start by fully charging the device. Apply a small amount of water-based lubricant to the tail of the trainer for easier insertion. Relax your pelvic floor muscles and gently insert the device like you would a tampon. Once it's comfortably in place, you can start the app and choose a workout.

The app offers a variety of exercises designed by pelvic floor specialists. You'll see a gem on the screen that moves up and down as you contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles. The app provides real-time feedback on your technique and tracks your progress over time.

Consistency is key when it comes to pelvic floor exercises. Aim to use Elvie Stride for 5 minutes, three times a week. You can gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts as your muscles get stronger. Remember, it's always a good idea to consult with your doctor or a pelvic floor therapist before starting any new exercise program, especially after childbirth.

Pelvic floor health

Pelvic Floor Health

Pelvic floor health is crucial for everyone, and Elvie Stride can be a valuable tool in your journey. This innovative pelvic floor trainer uses quiet, smooth contractions to challenge your muscles and provide real-time feedback.

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Before you start, download the Elvie Trainer app. It guides you through setup, exercises, and tracks your progress.

First, find a comfortable position. You can use Elvie Stride while lying down, sitting, or standing. Experiment to find what works best for you.

Next, apply a small amount of water-based lubricant to the tail of the device. This helps create a good seal and ensures smooth insertion.

Gently insert Elvie Stride like you would a tampon, ensuring the tail sits comfortably outside your body. The app will guide you on correct positioning.

Once inserted, the app will guide you through various exercises tailored to your pelvic floor strength. You'll see your pelvic floor activity in real-time, helping you visualize your muscles working.

Remember, consistency is key. Aim to use Elvie Stride for a few minutes each day, gradually increasing the duration and intensity of your workouts as your pelvic floor strengthens.

If you experience any discomfort or pain, stop using the device and consult with a healthcare professional.

Contraindications and risks

Elvie Stride is a pelvic floor trainer, not a medical device, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical condition. Do not use Elvie Stride if any of the following apply to you:

You are pregnant.

You have given birth in the past three months.

You have had a cesarean section in the past six months.

You have any current vaginal infection or irritation.

You have any open wounds or sores in the area where the device would be worn.

You have a prolapse that is causing you discomfort or affecting your daily life.

You have a history of pelvic pain or sexual dysfunction.

You have any medical conditions that affect your pelvic floor muscles, such as endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, or irritable bowel syndrome.

You have any implanted medical devices, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.

Stop using Elvie Stride and consult with your doctor or pelvic floor physical therapist if you experience any of the following:

Pain or discomfort during or after use.

Bleeding or spotting.

Increased urinary urgency, frequency, or incontinence.

Pain during sexual intercourse.

Any other unusual symptoms.

It is important to use Elvie Stride as directed in the instructions for use. Using the device incorrectly could increase your risk of experiencing side effects. If you have any questions or concerns about using Elvie Stride, please consult with your doctor or pelvic floor physical therapist.

Listen to your body

Listening to your body is key when incorporating any new exercise routine or pelvic floor training program, and using Elvie Stride is no different. While the Elvie Stride app provides guidance and tracks your progress, your body will tell you what it needs.

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Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your sessions. The Elvie Stride app offers different levels and exercises, allowing you to customize your routine. Pay close attention to how your pelvic floor feels during and after each session. It's normal to feel a gentle contraction or a sensation of "lifting" during exercises, but you shouldn't experience any pain or discomfort.

If you feel any pain, stop immediately and consult your doctor or pelvic floor physical therapist. They can help determine if you're experiencing any underlying issues and advise on the best course of action. Remember, consistency is key with pelvic floor training.

However, overexertion can lead to muscle fatigue or strain. It's better to have shorter, more frequent sessions than to push yourself too hard and risk injury. Listen to your body, adjust your routine as needed, and celebrate your progress along the way.

Gradual progression

It's important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your pelvic floor exercises with Elvie Stride. Begin with shorter sessions and a lower intensity level, gradually working your way up as you feel your muscles getting stronger.

Listen to your body and don't push yourself too hard, especially when you're first starting out. You may experience some muscle soreness initially, which is perfectly normal. However, if you experience any pain, stop using Elvie Stride and consult with your doctor or pelvic floor therapist.

Remember, consistency is key when it comes to pelvic floor exercises. By gradually progressing your workouts with Elvie Stride, you can effectively strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and improve your overall pelvic health.

Stop if you feel pain

It's important to listen to your body while using Elvie Stride. Pelvic floor exercises should never be painful. If you experience any pain or discomfort during use, immediately stop your session and remove the device.

Pain could be a sign that:

  • You're not positioned correctly
  • You're using the wrong size
  • You need to adjust the intensity level
  • There's an underlying medical condition

It's best to consult with your doctor or pelvic floor physical therapist if you experience persistent pain. They can help determine the cause of your discomfort and recommend the best course of action.

Feature Elvie Stride
Wearable Yes, In-Bra Pump
Connectivity Bluetooth, App Controlled
Suction Levels Multiple (Specific number may vary)

Hygiene and care

Elvie Stride is designed with your hygiene and comfort in mind. Here’s how to keep your pump clean and well-maintained:

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