Our mission is to make sure every new mother has access to the best postpartum care, this mission started in the mind of a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2015 and has driven us forward every day since.
Over her 20-year career, midwife Malene Hegenberger saw various suturing methods with one thing in common: the procedure from diagnosis to suturing was often challenging for the clinician, resulting in an unnecessarily long and painful experience for the patient.
She wondered if there was an instrument that could hold the vagina open throughout. A tool that could:
In 2015, curiosity finally drove Malene to develop an instrument that could do all of that.
Four years, 88 prototypes and many rounds of testing later, Malene’s determination paid off, and the Hegenberger Retractor was born.
A truly revolutionary tool for postnatal suturing and teaching suturing:
In 2021, Hegenberger became part of MedCo, a specialist supplier of the highest quality, market-leading medical equipment and a trusted and genuine partner to healthcare professionals and patients.
This gives us the support and resources to grow our community of clinicians, improving the suturing experience for even more women across the globe.
Founder and inventor Malene remains a crucial part of the team moving forward, sharing her experiences and expertise with you at every step.
As well as Malene herself, our team includes specialists in a variety of disciplines and experienced midwives who come together to support your learning, practice, and care.
This led, in 2022 to the development of the :-
In 2023 we were delighted to introduce a clinical board with trusted experts to help challenge Hegenberger strategy from a clinical point of view. The board brings together a collective of respected obstetric professionals to provide guidance that will help develop, refine & support Helgenberger’s mission of improving maternal health and postnatal suturing outcomes.
Find out more about our truly revolutionary tool and get in touch with our experienced team today.
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