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Designing a medical device that protects the pelvic floor during childbirth.

About PeriPeach


Harvard Medical School



More than 90 percent of first-time deliveries result in pelvic floor trauma. This trauma can be severe, tearing through pelvic floor muscles and the anal sphincter and leading to incontinence, chronic pain, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse. The simple use of a warm compress reduces this risk by 50 percent, but are rarely used by doctors, nurses, and midwives. Currently used compresses cause burns and their warmth lasts for only minutes at a time. PeriPeach is a smart warm compress device designed specifically for the pelvic floor during birth. It is safe, efficient, and can be used throughout a patient’s entire labor. PeriPeach aims to help anyone giving birth to worry less about their pelvic floor, and spend more time bonding with their baby.

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