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Young and Active? You’re not Immune to SUI

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Pre-kids, my assumption about urinary control issues was that it was limited to the very young and the very elderly.  After the kids came, I started experiencing stress urinary incontinence and blamed vaginal labour and delivery.  While childbirth is certainly … read more

Period Panties for SUI

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THINX is “Period-proof underwear that protects you from leaks and keeps you feeling dry.” We’re thinking if these undies can hold up to two tampons worth of fluid during menstruation, they’ll offer more than enough protection for light leakage from … read more

Yoga For Stress Urinary Incontinence

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If you practice yoga regularly or have tried it in the past, you have probably found that it’s a great way to find focus and relaxation along with the physical rewards of strength and flexibility.  Yoga is often used as … read more

Leaks Can’t Stop Me Now

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A product placement video by HelloFlo, generating awareness on Stress Urinary Incontinence.  Can you relate? From their website: “We wanted to make a video to show women that we’re all in this together and there is no shame in our … read more

Core Training for Continence Recovery

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Birth trauma, high-impact activities, hormone fluctuations as we age – any or all of these can lead to weakened pelvic floor causing stress urinary incontinence.  A program called Coretiques, created by physiotherapist Cheryl Leia aims to retrain the deep core … read more

Pelvic Floor Resilience

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When you think about strengthening your pelvic floor, you may immediately think “kegels”, but really the pelvic floor is more than a single isolated muscle.  The muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and tendons that support the pelvic organs and control the … read more

Canadian Women Settle Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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If you’ve been investigating options to eliminate Stress Urinary Incontinence, you may have come across the Transvaginal Mesh.  A Pelvic Floor Mesh or Transvaginal Mesh is the typical recommended surgical solution.  A small piece of mesh is inserted through the … read more

Stop Bladder Leaks with a Pessary

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Running. Jumping. Dancing. Playing.  It’s all fun and games until someone has a little leak.  Likely no one else notices, but it’s embarrassing and a little confidence-crushing.  Women with stress urinary incontinence are less likely to participate in physically straining … read more

Disposable Leakage Prevention

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There are lots of disposable leak-absorbing products on the market today, and now manufacturer Kimberly-Clark’s Poise brand aims to help women prevent leakage instead of just absorbing leaks.  Their new product Poise Impressa is similar to a tampon; it’s inserted … read more

Lifestyle changes to Manage Stress Urinary Incontinence

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Because of the embarrassment associated with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI),the condition is overwhelmingly under-reported, which means that most women aren’t getting the help we need to recover.  Most studies indicate that less than half of SUI cases are reported, and … read more