Thursday, December 3, 2015

Take on Life's Changes - Fun and Active Things to do with Your Family and Friends

Before I was a Mom I always thought it to be weird that my Mom would need to wear pads because she might laugh too hard and pee a little.  I thought that was so strange.  That is...until I became a Mom.  Now, whenever I am sick with a bad cough there is nothing worse that having to change your pants many times over because hard coughing led to leaking. 

I always had a stash of "after birth" pads under the sink and they have never really helped with leakage.  My husband thinks that I have a "problem" but I have told him that it is very normal and I can get passed it!  I mean, after all, why would they make LBL pantyliners if it wasn't normal? 

Now that I use Poise LBL liners so I can go out and dance with my friends, hike with my family, run around with my dog and I especially made sure to have them on-hand when I am sick! I can't afford not to. They have made my life so much easier!

Barbara Bourassa said that there are many "myths and misconceptions about bladder health abound, especially those surrounding leakage after sneezing, surgery, and Kegels, the exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles." She cites some myths about bladder leakage and below are a few that stood out to me: 
Myth #1: If I start and stop my urine flow I will build better bladder muscles.
"Kegels are a good idea, but they shouldn't be done during urination," says Roger Goldberg, M.D., director of urogynecological research at the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Illinois. "Women who repeatedly stop and start their urine stream can develop overactive bladder."
Myth #2: A little leakage when I cough or sneeze is normal.
While it's true that leakage is common, "it's a misconception that bladder leakage is normal or inevitable," says Goldberg, who is also the author of Ever Since I Had My Baby: Understanding, Treating, and Preventing the Most Common Physical Aftereffects of Pregnancy and Childbirth. "At least 96 percent of women with stress incontinence can have their problem cured. It boils down to this—is it bothersome to the point where it affects your quality of life? If so, there are many options for treatment."
Myth #6: If I have a big problem with urinary incontinence, surgery is my best option.
"For some people, surgery is the best option, but it's not the best choice for everyone," Goldberg says. "It's best to start with an accurate diagnosis in order to rule out other causes of incontinence. In severe cases, however, surgery can be the best option, but it depends on the results of bladder testing."
Myth #7: I am the only woman in my 20's, 30's or 40's who has this problem.
As stated before, both stress incontinence and overactive bladder are highly pervasive, even in younger women, Goldberg notes.
For more information about bladder-health myths, consult your physician and visit:

Since bladder leakage is something that I don't really like dealing with, I am thankful that Poise has made it a lot easier for me with their new line of LBL pads and liners. Did you know that Poise incontinence panty liners stay 3X drier than leading regular size feminine care liners where needed most because they are specifically designed for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). The Absorb-Loc core quickly locks away wetness and protects against incontinence odor to help keep you fresh and dry. They are now THINNER with the SAME TRUSTED Protection.

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Jacki said...

I, too, have this problem since having children. I'm so glad that people like you are willing to share your story and make it less taboo so we don't have to be so embarrassed. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to check out Poise pads.