Precautions for Using the Joy ON Kegel Weights

It is recommended that you see your physician prior to using the Joy ON Kegel Weights; if you are having pain or bleeding, are pregnant or have recently given birth, or have had a recent gynecological surgery. It is important to be cleared for vaginal penetration because you do not want to further injure the pelvic floor. Following gynecological surgery or childbirth, your body needs time to heal before there is vaginal penetration. That healing time is usually at least 6 weeks; however, speak with your gynecologist about using vaginal weights. The healing time following gynecological surgery varies, so speak with your surgeon prior to initiating the weights to ensure proper healing has occurred.

Pain and bleeding (except for your menses) are not normal.  If these symptoms are present, it is advised that you see your physician for evaluation. If you attempt to use the weights with these symptoms, there may be a possibility for increased pain or possible infection. If you have been diagnosed with a vaginal infection, or suspect that you have an infection, it is advised to not use the Joy ON kegel weights until the infection has been resolved. Use of the weights may perpetuate the infection and prolong healing.

Here are some things to remember regarding exercise without using the kegel weights.

  1. If able, you can perform an exercise program consisting of walking and possibly body weight resistance. Remember that after childbirth, your body is healing. Your physician may not recommend exercise until after your follow up which may be 4-6 weeks following delivery.
  2. In some instances, you may be able to perform light resistive exercises. However, after some gynecological surgeries, it is advised to avoid increased intraabdominal pressure. If this is the case, then exercise is not advised. Depending on the type of surgery that was performed and your surgeon, the recovery period may be from 2 to 12 weeks. It is imperative that you follow the instructions from your surgeon in regard to beginning an exercise program.

Remember, we are here to help you recover and get stronger. If you have any questions please e-mail us at support@joyontoys.com

Elizabeth Bell

Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health

Lola Rosenbaum

Doctor of Physical Therapy