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:


BabyBuddha Products

BabyBuddha double electric breast pump

Double Electric Breast Pump

Portable, compact breast pump gives users the freedom of mobility

BabyBuddha’s double electric breast pump gives users the freedom to move while comfortably pumping. The fully rechargeable pump is small enough to take anywhere, and a quiet mechanism keeps the whole process discreet. Operating BabyBuddha is easy, simply recharge it and use the trackball to navigate through the 14 different modes with a simple swivel of the thumb. A unique suction pattern in stimulation mode mimics the suction pattern of a baby to increase breast milk production.

  • (201) 500-9745

Wear Ease

Katy T compression shirt

Katy T

The Katy T (Style 918) is a compression T shirt designed to provide additional compression for relief from axillary swelling. It is constructed of a double layer of fabric for comfortable compression. Pockets are sewn into the chest wall and the inside of the upper arm for placement of chip pads, swell spots or foam. Keep those items in place with a pocket. Great for travel, sleeping and active wear.


    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

      Live from Medtrade

      Podcast on equipment management