Help prevent external hemorrhoids
caused by childbirth
Hemorrhoids are one of the top five complications associated with childbirth. In fact, pregnancy and childbirth are the most common cause of symptomatic hemorrhoids in women. The Hem-Avert device is applied externally to help prevent the occurrence of hemorrhoids by providing counter pressure to the anus during the childbirth process. [more]
How to get a Hem-Avert device
Patients: We can help you request this device through your healthcare provider.[ more ]
Schedule a demonstration for your hospital or birthing center[ more ]
How do hemorrhoids occur?
During pregnancy your blood volume increases. During labor, the pressure inside the veins of the anus is increased by pushing and the passage of the baby through the birth canal. It is this increased venous pressure and over-extension of the anus that is typically responsible for developing painful, external hemorrhoids during childbirth. How can hemorrhoids be prevented?