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Hello Ladies! Today we are going to talk about our bladders. It can be an uncomfortable topic, but it really doesn't have to be. One in three of us are going to experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL); that's right, one in three! So you are not alone.
For most of us, it comes after having babies. You know the joke about "pushing out something the size of a basketball"? Apparently, that isn't so great for the muscles around the bladder. Unfortunately, the little leaks can leave you feeling a little frustrated at not being able to control your body.
Listen up! It is not your fault. And more importantly, You Are Not Alone!
"I was so embarrassed, I kept crying to my husband. I felt like I couldn't talk about it to anyone because they would think I was dirty. I was having two baths every day to make sure I was clean!!"
LBL has nothing to do with cleanliness. It happens. When you find it happening to you, like when you go running or laugh a little too hard or maybe just for no reason at all, the first thing you should do is get some support. We mean that literally! Grab a box of Poise® Thin-Shape Pads and start wearing them. The 3-in-1 protection for dryness, odor and discomfort offers the perfect solution to put your mind at ease about any accidents.
"It seems that no matter how often I go to the bathroom I still leak at times. Not only when I cough or sneeze, but even just moving on the couch or shifting positions. It's not much of a leak, but it happens more and more often. I was wondering if there are others who are experiencing this too, and if you have any helpful ideas how to deal with it."
Now let's talk about the other kind of support.
One in three means that there are a lot of women out there dealing with the same thing. So speak up! There is no shame in the leakage game. Talking to other women is how you start feeling more comfortable about the situation. Here's the thing when you find those little things like Poise that make you feel more comfortable, then you are, surprise, surprise, more comfortable. Just ask Jesica.
"Two weeks ago when I sneezed, my husband said the look on my face was pretty funny... I hadn't actually heard this could happen so I was a little panicky until I asked my sister, she has two kids, and she told me it's pretty normal and that I wasn't just some odd leaky pee machine!"
One great resource we came across is the online community of Marilyn Suttle, Community Manager for Poise®. Its LBL Starter Guide has interviews and information that will make you feel better, as well as products that will make you feel drier!
When you let go of the embarrassment and start talking about issues like LBL, you will find support and friendships that can really help make you feel better about your situation. You may experience LBL, but it doesn’t define you... just like having your period or discovering your first chin hair (who expected that one!) didn't change who you are or what you do. Get yourself some Poise Thin-Shape Pads, laugh with the women telling funny LBL stories, seize your #PoiseMoment and move on as the empowered woman you've always been!
Leaky Women Everywhere