About Stetrix, Inc.
Stetrix is dedicated to developing innovative, non-invasive medical devices that assist women during childbirth. Products are focused on preventing frequent, previously unaddressed and expensive-to-treat complications, as opposed to treating the complications after they occur. Stetrix was founded in 2007 and its principle product, the Hem-Avert® perianal stabilizer is FDA approved to prevent external hemorrhoids during vaginal childbirth. The company’s products are manufactured in the U.S., tested extensively and are latex-free.
The Hem-Avert® Perianal Stabilizer was invented by a concerned husband and father after watching his wife suffer the devastating effects of external hemorrhoids during childbirth. After researching the condition, he realized that delivery-induced hemorrhoids are one of the leading complications of childbirth, a condition that affects between 750,000 and 1,000,000 women in the U.S. each year. During pregnancy, women gain additional blood volume. Pressure from the baby exiting the birth canal and from pushing often makes the anus overextend and gorge with blood. For many women, this results in delivery-induced external hemorrhoids.
Applying pressure by hand is labor intensive and prevents obstetricians and midwives from performing other much needed tasks. Stetrix, Inc. spent years developing a safe and effective, externally applied device that applies pressure during the second stage of labor. The sterile, naturally contoured device helps stabilize the perianal area, preventing perianal tissue from gorging with blood, thus greatly reducing the risks of hemorrhoids during childbirth. Learn more about the product here.