Restifem has both preventive and therapeutic functions.
Restifem wants to support you in regaining your female wellbeing after giving birth. It aims to reduce the risk that women who choose natural childbirth will have to cope with functional limitations of the pelvic floor throughout their lives.
It is recommended to insert the pessary in the morning and remove it in the evening, clean it with tap water and/or a mild liquid soap and reinsert it the following day.
In order to optimally support the recovery of the pelvic floor connective tissue after a delivery, restifem should be used for at least 3-6 months after completion of the immediate postpartum period.
The duration of application depends on the breastfeeding period. Breastfeeding causes a relative lack of oestrogen in the vaginal tissue, which can delay the recovery of connective tissue and muscles in the pelvis. For this reason, it seems sensible to use the pessary beyond the breastfeeding period. To what extent an accompanying local hormone therapy supports the pessary therapy has to be discussed with the treating gynaecologist. For women in the menopause and beyond, such concomitant therapy is recommended, unless contraindicated medically.
With the two sizes, small and medium, the optimal size can be adjusted and the respective needs can be considered within the scope of the recovery, i.e. if necessary a change from the larger to the smaller pessary is sensible due to the recovery. In the Frequently asked questions” section or in the restifem instruction for use, you will find detailed information on how to choose the right size. For most women the “medium” fits best. If you are not quite sure, then either choose the set or ask your treating gynaecologist for advice.
Before using restifem you can discuss the handling with your attending gynaecologist.
Austria and Switzerland have different regulations. Please consult your attending physician or your health insurance company for more information.
Restifem is available without prescription in our online shop www.restifem-shop.com or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We ship EU-wide.