The Boutique will be closed:
Monday, May 29th, 2017
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
The St. Vincent Women’s Health Boutique specializes in products and accessories for the unique health needs of women and men. We are committed to supporting those who are facing a life-changing health event such as a mastectomy, pregnancy, or bariatric surgery.
We specialize in:
Our professional staff of certified fitters can help fit mastectomy bras and prostheses as well as compression garments and wigs. They can also help women to select merchandise related to pregnancy, menopause, and incontinence. Appointments are suggested for all mastectomy and wig fittings. To schedule an appointment with one of our certified fitters, please call 317-582-8080. Most important, we are committed to helping the body, mind and spirit while upholding each person's desire for sensitivity, respect, and compassionate care.
We provide a discreet, comfortable environment where you can shop for health-related merchandise. Gift certificates are also available and can be purchased by phone or in the boutique.
The Women's Health Boutique features a diverse offering of supplements and products for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Nutritional supplements available include:
In addition to the nutritional supplements, we carry bariatric cookbooks, food/supplement storage containers, and other resources helpful for patients both before and after bariatric surgery.
Our specialized staff is trained to assist women in selecting products for their most intimate needs in a discreet and compassionate environment.
Our incontinence and bladder control products include:
The pressurized biofeedback unit may be covered by insurance. A prescription may be required for insurance coverage. The professionals at Women’s Health Boutique will determine your insurance benefits and file your claim for you.
Certified Mastectomy Fitters and Cancer Care accessories
Prenatal, layette, and breast feeding supplies
The Women’s Health Boutique has products for women who are preparing for, or have undergone breast surgery. Our boutique is staffed by Certified Fitters who can help you:
Our post-breast surgery products and accessories include:
Appointments are suggested for all Mastectomy fittings. To schedule your appointment with one of our Certified Fitters, please call 317-582-8080.
Many products within the boutique are covered by Medicare and other insurance companies. For certain products, a prescription may be required for insurance coverage. The professionals at Women’s Health Boutique will help you determine your insurance benefits and file your claim for you.
What can I wear during the recovery period following my breast surgery?
The Women’s Health Boutique offers soft cotton undergarments which provide drain management if needed. These garments contain no metal hooks or elastic bands, and the fiber-filled pockets offer you a more natural look.
What is a breast form?
A breast form is a breast prosthesis worn inside a bra to closely simulate the natural contours of your own breast. Forms are made from silicone, foam or fiberfill.
Why do I need to be custom-fitted for a breast form? There are hundreds of shapes and sizes of breast forms available. Every woman, every surgery and every breast is different. Therefore, the fitting is highly individualized. Our Certified Mastectomy Fitters are specially trained to help you find just the right form.
What do I wear when I swim?
Mastectomy swimsuits have pockets to hold the breast forms. Foam and silicone swim forms are designed to be worn in the hot tub, pool or ocean.
After breast surgery am I at risk for lymphedema?
You may be at risk if lymph node dissection or radiation is involved. It is important that you talk with your physician about lymphedema prevention, detection and treatment.
Compression therapy is sustained, graduated pressure that will improve circulation of blood and the flow of lymphatic fluid between the body and blood stream.
Compression therapy benefits women who have:
Our staff at the Women’s Health Boutique can help as you return to your active lifestyle. Our health specialists include certified fitters in compression therapy. They will help you find the right products for your unique circumstances.
Our compression therapy products include:
Many products within the boutique are covered by Medicare and other insurance companies. For certain products, a prescription may be required for insurance coverage. Our professionals will determine your insurance benefits and file your claim for you.
Pregnancy is such an exciting time in a woman’s life, and the Women’s Health Boutique is devoted to helping expectant moms feel good throughout their pregnancy.
*Breast pumps, maternity supports and compression stockings may be covered by insurance companies. A prescription may be required for insurance coverage. The professionals at the Women’s Health Boutique will determine your insurance benefits and file your claim for you.
What can alleviate the pain in my lower back?
A properly fitted maternity support belt, or lumbosacral support may help relieve abdominal pressure, pelvic pressure and low back pain.
Are swollen ankles and achy legs during pregnancy something I just have to endure?
No, but this is very common due to the increased pressure on your veins from weight, greater blood flow to and from the womb and hormone changes. Light or moderate pressure maternity hose may help with leg fatigue. For severe varicose veins or persistent swelling, your physician may prescribe a higher compression stocking.
Is there a difference between maternity and nursing bras?
Maternity bras should be fitted during the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy, being designed to expand with the breast and rib cage. The cup size of your nursing bra will be at least 1 – 1 1/2 sizes larger than your maternity bra and should provide more support.
The Women’s Health Boutique features a complete line of wigs for women with hair loss following medical treatments, or for women wanting a new look. A large variety of styles using synthetic hair is available.
Our certified wig specialists offer:
In addition, the boutique offers sleep caps, kerchiefs, hats and scarves that not only look stylish, but will also give you the comfort you desire and protection you need.
Appointments are suggested for all wig fittings. To schedule your appointment with one of our Certified Fitters, please call 317-582-8080.
Many products within the boutique are covered by Medicare and other insurance companies. For certain products a prescription may be required for insurance coverage. The professionals at Women’s Health Boutique will determine your insurance benefits and file your claim for you.
Wash – Fill the sink with cool water, add shampoo then agitate with hand to create soapy water. Dip wig in and out three or four times. Wash your wig at least every other week; weekly when wig styling sprays are used.
Rinse – Hold your wig under the faucet and let water run through the mesh base. Rinsing in this direction will prevent the hair from tangling inside the mesh base.
Dry – Roll the wig in a towel and blot dry. Remove and shake gently. Spray with setting lotion, turn inside out and allow to dry on a wig stand. When completely dry on wig stand, arrange curl pattern with your fingers.
Condition – You may condition your wig every other time you shampoo, and use only a conditioner specially formulated for wigs. First wash and rinse your wig. Place conditioner in cool water and agitate with your hand. Dip wig in and out three or four times. Then rinse again.
Avoid direct heat or steam from stove, oven or fire. Consider wearing a turban while cooking to avoid singeing the wig.
When not wearing your wig, place it on a wire stand so the shape will stay intact. The wire stand also allows the wig to air out.