The Elevator provides increased torso elevation and hip flexion as well as depth required for the pregnant uterus, hammocked in the supple vinyl of the bodyCushion.
The bodyCushion and Elevator,serve the most demanding late-term pregnancy, giving restful relief for extended periods, even all day, and overnight, easing pressure, eliminating pain and optimizing hemodynamics.
Increased space for the pregnant uterus is provided by separating the bodyCushion Chest Support and Pelvic Support. The bodyCushion Elevator does not require adjustment.
The scientifically designed bodyCushion for pregnancy is the world’s most advanced prenatal orthopedic positioning device. With more than 30 years of pregnancy positioning experience, the bodyCushion was recently more highly refined by the development of the Elevator. The combination of these advanced anatomical supports accommodates the expected mother in complete comfort throughout her pregnancy even in the late third term.
The bodyCushion for Pregnancy provides safe, restful relief throughout the pregnancy.
The scientifically designed bodyCushion for Pregnancy (the bodyCushion with the Elevator for the bodyCushion) is the most advanced prenatal orthopedic positioning device available anywhere in the world. With more than 30 years of pregnancy positioning experience, the bodyCushion was recently even more highly refined by the development of the Elevator for the bodyCushion. The combination of these two advanced anatomical supports (the bodyCushion and the Elevator) accommodates the expected mother in complete comfort throughout her pregnancy even in the late third term.
The Elevator attaches to the bodyCushion side handles with hook and loop straps, providing a very stable, unitized support. Overall, the Elevator raises the bodyCushion two and one-half inches. No adjustment of the Elevator is necessary. It is only necessary to adjust the separation of the Pelvic Support from the Chest Support of the bodyCushion to accommodate the growing fetus.
In the late third term, a gentle hammocking of the fetus is provided by the supple vinyl of the bodyCushion as it yields into the abdominal recess, made deeper by the Elevator, allowing her fetus to be comfortably free of the pelvis.
In prone, her torso is suspended on its bony prominences, unloading her body. Her spine is decompressed, easing pressure on nerve roots. She approximates a semi quadrupedal position with hips flexed, her fetus gently hammocked free of her pelvis. Low back and pelvic pressure are alleviated without risk of stretching the uterine ligaments.
The bodyCushion for Pregnancy provides safe prenatal face-down positioning, alleviating low back and pelvic pressure Prenatal back pain is alleviated immediately and her sensitive breasts are pressure-free.
In addition to biomechanical benefits when prone, hemodynamics are improved for the expectant mother as well as for the fetus, (blood pressure, heart rate, volume, and oxygenation all improve). Hemodynamics are improved because the weight of the heart is not imposing on the lungs, the abdominal organs are not imposing on the aorta, the diaphragm is not restricted, and the fetus is not constricting blood vessels in the pelvic region.
Additionally, an overall balance of blood flow is afforded, as in great measure body parts are below the level of her heart. She rests comfortably face down, pressure-free, for extended periods of time without stuffiness in her sinuses.
The bodyCushion for Pregnancy can be an effective solution for preeclampsia. Also, it can serve the requirement for prone intubation.
In addition to the numerous prenatal benefits when face down, the bodyCushion also provides side lying and reclining comfort for pregnancy… and can serve to support when seated, as well.
Ease of Use: The height of the bodyCushion for Pregnancy (bodyCushion with Elevator) optimizer allows the mother-to-be to ease herself to face-down from a kneeling position. Likewise, when arising from face-down, she may simply ease herself back upright to a kneeling position, with minor assistance with her arms, without engaging the muscles of the lower back.
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