I have a bladder prolapse, it is in the 'front' of the wall, felt most when I lean forward and when it is bad I feel like I am constantly wanting the bathroom.


I have been referred to your website by a friend.
I am 31, small built, 45kg 160cm, and had a baby 2 years ago. I have a small prolapse...apparently not really enough for the gynecologist to do more than mention it in passing. But I feel it at least weekly, some weeks almost constantly. I gather it is a bladder prolapse, as it is in the 'front' of the wall, felt most when I lean forward and when it is bad I also sometimes feel like I am constantly wanting the bathroom.
The joys of children, huh! I had a long, difficult labour. My condition is such that it is highly unlikely anything will be done medically, and to be honest I don't think I trust them to do it anyway. It is never painful, just an uncomfortable pressure.
I have been doing pelvic floor exercises since before my son was born, and currently would do them at least 2-3 times a day...this maintains the prolapse some weeks fairly well, while other weeks it is just not enough (I really notice if I forget to do them for a couple of days though!).
I am a student, so really need to be sure whatever I purchase is going to be the best option for me.
 Could you please help me work out whether Smart Balls or Natratone would be helpful and worth the investment?
 I don't have much spare time, so would tend towards the smart balls as they don't require as much time commitment on my part, but noticed your website recommended Natratone more for prolapse.


Pelvic Floor Answers

Thank you for your email. We do recommend Natratone for a prolapse as it works a greater grouping of core muscles and also improves the brain-pelvic floor muscle connection to ensure you are activating the correct muscles as you exercise.
The exercises using the Natratone require 5 minutes, twice a day (allow 4 hours at least between your first and second set of exercises )at least 3 times a week, however we recommend getting in to a daily routine and continuing either with or without the Natratone device for at least 3 months and for women with prolapse you can keep going. So if you are able to make time for this.
Natratone is designed to last, so while you are making a bit of an investment your can keep using it for years.

Some women with prolapse find that they are not able to comfortably wear SmartBalls because of the pressure on the vagina. If you are getting quite an intense or regular feeling of the pressure it could be that SmartBalls wont work for you. Unfortunately they cannot be returned, so the Natratone is less of a risk and also the most suitable product for you in this instance.