Monthly Archives: November 2016

Whats a pelvic floor trainer

Celebs who attended the Oscars on Sunday left with more than a few interesting experiences — especially those who stuck around for the Best Picture plot twist at the end.

But some people at the star-studded event will also receive some freebies by home shipment, thanks to Los Angeles-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets, which each year independently distributes “Everyone Wins” Gift Bags to some of the nominees, Yahoo Finance reported.

Among them? A medical-grade silicone, waterproof pelvic floor exerciser — a device that aims to strengthen women’s pelvic muscles to help improve their sex lives.


For non-Oscar nominees, the Elvie costs $199, and comes with an app to help guide women through six level-based kegel exercises. The workout Speed, for example, helps challenge fast-twitch muscles, while Hold helps build endurance. Every 10 workouts, users can advance levels on the app.

To do the guided kegels, users simply place the device inside the vagina with the tail outside, and then connect it to the accompanying app via Bluetooth.

While the bigger freebies reportedly included a three-day visit at a private California mansion, based on Mashable’s roundup of gift bag items, it’s clear Distinctive Assets had the nominees’ wellbeing on their mind. Other freebies reportedly included a tube of ChapStick, foot cream, a personal CPR kit, energy bars, and underarm patches to prevent sweat stains.


As for pelvic floor trainers, some studies suggest kegels can be effective for better sex as well as urinary incontinence.

In total, the freebies amount to about $100,000, Mashable reported.

Devastated after hospital accidentally

A Sydney couple is looking for answers after a major hospital accidentally sent their stillborn daughter to be cremated.

Padstow couple Anthony Meyers and Stella Pirko were traumatised after their daughter was wrongly sent to the funeral home for cremation before an autopsy had been done.

Ms Pirko had to be induced at 28 weeks after scans showed her daughter had an enlarged bladder.

The couple were hoping an autopsy and genetic testing would provide answers about why their daughter Krystal Rose had the condition.

But they were devastated to find out Liverpool Hospital, in Sydney’s south-west, left their stillborn daughter in the morgue for nine days before wrongly sending her to a funeral home for cremation.

“I came home, I was suffering … I was a mother without a baby and it was so hard,” Ms Pirko told Nine News.

“It has impacted our lives, in a dramatic and horrific way,” Ms Pirko said.

The couple’s paperwork went missing and a lack of funding meant there was no full-time technician responsible for the hospital mortuary.

“We trusted them to do their jobs — to find out what happened to our baby. We cannot fathom how this happened,” she said.

She also questioned how their doctor, who also handled the couple’s request for follow-up testing, authorised the cremation when he knew the post-mortem hadn’t been done.

The cremation also robbed them of answers about why their baby developed an enlarged bladder and whether they could have more problems in the future.

The hospital has said it was an isolated case and it has since improved its processes. It is also looking to hire a full-time mortuary technician.