Atlanta-based Founder Seeks to Help Give Control for Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects millions of women, especially those in the senior age bracket.  According to the Mayo Clinic, as many as 50% of women experience some form of leakage, and that number rises to around 75% in women over the age of 65.  The condition can cause anxiety and isolation for those who have it, but an Atlanta-based innovator is leading efforts to relieve their discomfort, and participants in the efforts she’s overseen are already reporting successes.  The company’s overall goal is to put urinary continence management more squarely in the hands of those experiencing it. We’re on a mission to give women effective, affordable, appealing alternatives to incontinence pads and surgery … to give consumers the ability to take care of these things for themselves up to a certain point,” said Melody Roberts, CEO and co-founder of Liv Labs.  A significant part of that goal lies in the success of a device the company is developing: the Pippa Pessary. Read more.

Source: Hastings Tribune, June 5, 2024

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Individual Pessaries For More Successful Treatment Of Stress Incontinence Through 3D Printing

Simply Standing up, doing sports, or just laughing, it’s extremely unpleasant whenever urine suddenly leaks uncontrollably. Colloquially referred to as a ‘weak bladder’, it’s known as Stress Urinary Incontinence in medical terms. Although about one in three women suffers from uncontrolled urine leakage, incontinence is still taboo. Initially merely a physical problem, it also quickly weighs on the soul. For fear of unpleasant situations, those affected often withdraw and avoid social activities with families and friends. 3D printed pessaries may relieve the burden. Read more.

Source: The Science Times, November 14, 2021

A Pessary for the Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women


A pessary may be used by a woman who is experiencing urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse.

A pessary is a small device made of silicone, often shaped like a diaphragm or a cube, which is inserted into the vagina of a woman to help support her pelvic organs. Pessaries are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence. Continue reading