EPI-NO is a class 1 medical device manufactured in Germany, which has been specifically designed to help women prepare their perineum and pelvic floor muscles for childbirth in order to avoid injury associated with delivery.
It is a simple device which features a contoured silicone balloon attached to a hand-pump, air release valve and pressure dial display.
The woman will inflate the balloon, insert it into the vagina and then perform the exercises which are broken down into 3 stages. The first 2 are done antenatally and the 3rd is done postnatally after the 6 week check.
It has been proven to reduce the risk of perineal tears and episiotomy and can be used to compliment or replace manual perineal massage.