How Does Coo-Wee Work?
What is Coo-Wee?
- Created by Melbourne mum Sara alongside women’s health and pelvic floor specialists, Coo-Wee is a revolutionary new product for women.
It looks like a menstrual cup; however, Coo-Wee works differently. Instead of holding liquid, Coo-Wee puts pressure on your pelvic floor and bladder, which, in turn, helps stop unexpected bladder leaks.
How does Coo-Wee reduce leaks?
- As women, when we age or have babies, our pelvic floors start to lose the strength they need to naturally support the bladder, which can cause incontinence or what we call - ‘the mum bladder’.
Inserted into the vagina like a menstrual cup, Coo-Wee applies pressure to the vaginal walls to lift and support the bladder – the same way your pelvic floor is supposed to naturally.
Who can use Coo-Wee?
- Coo-Wee is suitable for women who experience light bladder leaks after having babies or those going through menopause - but don’t have other pre-existing medical conditions.
Coo-Wee is unsuitable for those who have experienced prolapse or have an IUD or medically inserted pessary. It's important to note that good hand dexterity and strength are required for inserting and removing Coo-Wee.
If you're unsure whether you have enough dexterity to use Coo-Wee, we recommend grabbing a stress ball and squeezing it as tightly as possible for 10 seconds. If you have no issues completing this activity, you should be good to go with using Coo-Wee. However, we recommend you talk to your GP or pelvic floor specialist if you are unsure if Coo-Wee is suitable for you.
Meet our Medical Consultant:
Dr Dani Stewart
- Dr Dani is Coo-Wee’s medical consultant and produced the Clinical Evaluation Report of Coo-Wee which allowed Coo-Wee to be listed as a medical device on the Therapeutic Goods Register. The detailed report found that based on the literature for comparable devices, the benefits of Coo-Wee in allowing women to effectively self-manage urinary leakage are significant and that safety is good.
A detailed risk analysis was undertaken, examining dozens of scientific articles, to look at all feasible risks, from fingernails causing scratches to infections, silicone allergies and beyond! Dani is very pleased to provide medical input into a truly Australian device that can have such a positive impact on women's lives.
For women, Urinary Incontinence is something that still isn't really spoken about, despite it being a common experience for 1 in 4 of us. Coo-Wee was born out of frustration. Frustration of not being able to be active, effortlessly go through daily activities and sometimes even just laugh out loud without worrying about unexpected leaks.
The Coo-Wee Story
Meet our Founder Sara
If you are reading this then I think I can safely assume you probably suffer the same embarrassing problem that I do, Urinary Incontinence. There are so many reasons UI can be caused, but for me it was giving birth to three babies. I would pretty much say from my second daughter onwards, I would have leaky issues running around the house chasing & playing with her or trying to jump on the trampoline. Little accidents would happen all the time.
Tamsin's Coo-Wee Story
Read on here
If you’re like most people with urinary incontinence (and there are a lot–most studies report between 25-45% of a given population experiences UI), you probably haven’t really thought about what type of urinary incontinence you have. But not all urinary incontinence is the same. Learning more about the most common types of urinary incontinence can help you understand what type of incontinence you might be dealing with, and ultimately help you find the best treatment for you.
Your Guide to Types of Urinary Incontinence
Learn about the major types of Urinary Incontinence
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