Women's Health

The women’s health market has seen substantial growth in recent years, and product manufacturers have been working to help women’s health providers stock their shelves.

According to Research and Markets, the global women’s health market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.84 percent during the years 2016 to 2020. Women’s health refers to the overall well-being experienced by women, which includes physical, mental, and social well-being. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and conditions that affect women, such as HIV/AIDS, endometriosis, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, postmenopausal osteoporosis, and cancer (primarily ovarian and breast cancer).

This growing niche market can be served well by HME providers, as the industry offers myriad products for women’s health issues. According to the CDC, 38.5 percent of women 20 years and older are obese, which can lead to a number of ailments that HME providers can address. Also, breast cancer awareness has caused increased education and the growth of related markets, such as lymphedema.

From breast pumps to maternity wear to post-mastectomy products, HME providers should consider the revenue-generating opportunities of serving this growing market. Whether you are looking to expand your women’s health inventory or are looking to break into this product-based business, here is just a sample of some of the items available that were created with women in mind:


GABRIALLA by ITA-MED Co.

Active Mom Maternity Support Belt

Active Mom Maternity Support Belt

Support for moms trying to stay fit during pregnancy

  • The belt is suitable for the gym, walking, running, or just receiving extra support during the day.
  • The medium-strength, 6 in. support belt has a compression design to help stabilize users’ hips and reduce low back pressure.
  • The adjustable belt is designed to grow and change along with a woman’s body all the way through to postpartum recovery.
  • (888) 469-6600

SHOWER SHIRT Co. LLC

The Shower Shirt

Water-resistant garment protects post-surgery patients

  • Protects patients with post-surgical drains, tubes, dialysis catheters and medi-ports from water while showering.
  • Originally created for post-mastectomy patients so that they could bathe safely and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Helps reduce the risk of infection by keeping water away from the surgical paraphernalia sutured into the patient’s skin.
  • (321) 784-9363

Freemie

Freemie Collection Cup

Freemie Collection Cup

Breast pump system lets women pump anytime, anywhere

  • Each cup assembly is naturally shaped and can be slipped inside a woman’s bra.
  • Rather than collecting in bottles, milk is collected in the cups so that women can pump discretely at anytime.
  • Each plastic cup is extremely lightweight at just over an ounce
  • (916) 339-7388

It’s You Babe LLC

V2 Supporter

Supporter helps with multiple pregnancy ailments

  • Helps pregnant women with vulvar varicosities by providing compression and pelvic floor therapy.
  • Adjustable for comfort and support, soft, lightweight and machine washable.
  • Also recommended for lymphedema, perineal edema, incontinence and external prolapsed bladder or uterus.
  • (877) 661-9682

Essentially Women

Essentially Women

Essentially Women

Member service organization for women’s health providers

  • Led by a team of experienced business-women committed to helping members navigate this industry as it evolves.
  • Members have group purchasing discounts and rewards, as well as an online business-to-business marketplace.
  • Access to interactive online training courses and EW’s annual Focus conference.

    Limbkeepers

    Limb Protectors

    Limbkeepers

    Non-compression knit sleeves and gloves offer discrete skin protection

    • Line of sleeves and gloves lets patients protect thin, fragile skin from abrasions, skin tears and bruising.
    • Colorful sleeves are lightweight and made with “four-way rebound stretch” so they fit snugly while cushioning the limbs.
    • Latex-free, sport technology yarns provide moisture management and permanent antimicrobial features to help maintain skin integrity.
    • (860) 304-3250

    GABRIALLA by ITA-MED Co.

    Active Mom Maternity Support Belt

    Active Mom Maternity Support Belt

    Support for Active Moms

    Mothers working to stay fit and active during pregnancy can get extra support to help them keep moving and exercising with the Gabrialla Active Mom Maternity Support Belt. The belt is suitable for the gym, walking, running or just receiving extra support during the day. The medium-strength 6 in. support belt has a compression design that will help stabilize users’ hips and reduce low back pressure, so they can remain comfortable throughout your entire pregnancy. The belt is adjustable and designed to grow and change along with a woman’s body all the way through to postpartum recovery.

    • (888) 469-6600

    Freemie

    Freemie Collection Cup

    Freemie Collection Cup

    Breast pump system allows women to pump anytime, anywhere

    Each Freemie Collection Cup has a funnel and valve integrated into the cup assembly that is naturally shaped, so the cups can be slipped inside a woman’s bra. The cups feel and work just like regular breast pump equipment when placed over your breasts. But instead of milk falling down and hanging in bottles below the funnels, it collects in the cups that surround the funnels. Freemie cups, used right underneath regular clothing, are intuitive and more comfortable than any other hands-free pumping system. Each plastic cup is extremely lightweight at just over an ounce, and with your bra as support, the weight of the collecting milk is hardly noticeable. Since many pumps that women already have or receive through their insurance are compatible, they do not have to buy a whole new pump to use Freemie.

    • (916) 339-7388

    ITA-MED Co.

    GABRIALLA Milk Maternity Collection

    GABRIALLA Milk Maternity Collection

    Materinity line uses milk protein fibers for skin care

    Maker of compression hosiery, maternity items, women’s health products, and orthopedic and medical braces and supports ITA-MED Co. has developed and introduced they GABRIALLA Milk Maternity Collection, which features maternity supports and body shaping lingerie that are constructed with unique milk protein fibers, which provides Natural moisturizing and anti-aging effect on the skin. The fibers consist of 18 amino acids, which help reduce the risk of stretch marks and gives skin a nourished and rejuvenated look. Milk fiber also provides more hydration and makes the skin soft, smooth and healthy looking.

    • (888) 948-2633

    It’s You Babe LLC

    V2 Supporter

    V2 Supporter

    V2 Supporter Helps with Multiple Pregnancy Ailment

    The It’s You Baby V2 Supporter helps pregnant women with vulvar varicosities, which can occur for many reasons, including the increased weight of the enlarged uterus creating pressure on veins in the pelvic area and interfering with the flow of blood returning from the legs. The V2 Supporter provides compression and pelvic floor therapy. The garment is adjustable for comfort and support, soft, lightweight and machine washable. The V2 is also recommended for lymphedema, perineal edema, incontinence and external prolapsed bladder or uterus.

    • (877) 661-9682

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