Kind to you and the nature
Efemia Bladder Support is reusable and one bladder support is equivalent to 4 incontinence pads in terms of carbon footprint. Replacing incontinence pads with Efemia saves an average of 29 kg of waste per year!
Use occasionally, or daily, up to 16 hours per day for 3 months
Made of soft medical grade silicone, completely free of plastic
For women of all ages with stress urinary incontinence
Find the right size
There are three sizes: 30 mm, 35 mm and 40 mm.
How do I know which size I should use?
Best thing to do is simply to try and see. Start with the smallest size and see if it works for you. If it doesn’t, go up a size. And, even if the smallest size does works for you, it might be an idea to try a larger size for comparison’s sake.
How to use Efemia Bladder Support
a. Empty your bladder and wash your hands with soap and water.
b. Rinse the bladder support with water or use a water-based lubricant to make it easier to insert into the vagina.
c. Find a comfortable position, if you are standing it may help to bend your knees slightly.
2. Insertion and positioning
a. Grasp the handle and insert the bladder support: The bladder support should be inserted into the vagina at a slight upward angle, like a tampon. The support rings should pass the narrow vaginal passage and rest on the pelvic floor. The handle should rest tight to the perineum and be covered by the outer labia.
The long part of the handle should point backwards, but it doesn't matter if you get the front and back wrong, the round support rings makes the function is equally good no matter which way the bladder support is positioned!
b. Positioning: Pull the handle lightly, jump or move a bit. If the bladder support does not stay in place or does not reduce leakage, try a larger size or adjust the placement.
Keep in mind that a too small size can chafe both inside and outside - if you experience this, choose a larger size!
a. Before removal, it may be helpful to empty your bladder.
b. Find a comfortable position. If you find it hard to grip, try standing up with slightly bended knees or with one leg raised.
c. Pull the handle lightly and wiggle it slightly from side to side to remove the bladder support.
If you feel resistance or a sense of vacuum when trying to remove it, try to insert your finger next to the Efemia Bladder Support, pressing it to one side whilst wiggling it a little, so air can pass through and break the vacuum seal.
Got more questions? See our FAQ here.
4. Cleaning after use
Clean the device using any of the following methods:
1. Rinse with water for immediate reuse.
2. Boil in water for 10 minutes and allow to air dry.
3. Cleanse with water and soap, preferably a soap for intimate use. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap and allow to air dry.
How do I know that I need Efemia Bladder Support?
It can take some time before pelvic floor exercises produce results, so it’s essential to keep at it. The Efemia Bladder Support can be an option for you until you feel the desired effect from your pelvic floor exercises. Then you don't have to worry about leaks in the meantime.
How many times can I reuse Efemia Bladder Support?
You can reuse the device as many times as you need, up to 16 hours per day during the 3 month lifetime of the product.
Where can I get Efemia Bladder Support?
You can get on on prescription or buy it here.