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When you Pee all the time after baby

What About When you Pee Yourself All the Time?

Most women are prepared for body changes throughout pregnancy – we know there’s weight gain, fluid retention, and stretched-out skin.  We don’t immediately expect to bounce back from these things the second baby is born, but the general plan is that we’ll bask in the joy of new baby and slowly bounce back to recovery.

Except then we realize we can’t bounce.  Because if we bounce, we’ll pee.  Wait, what?

Though weight gain, fluid retention and stretch marks are well known signs of pregnancy and post-partum body, stress urinary incontinence is often part of the package too, except it’s never discussed.

English actress, singer and television personality Claire Sweeney recently commented on this little-known-but-all-too-common phenomenon when she appeared as a guest on talk show Loose Women.

Sweeney, who became a mother to son Jaxon 18 months ago, said: “People think about fat and wobbles, but what about when you pee yourself all the time? Everytime I laugh, cough or sneeze… Tena Lady [incontinence products] are my best friend now. No one talks about it.”

Show panelist Ayda Field immediately identified with Sweeney’s comments, relating that she had an incident where she was jumping up and down that made her decide “no more grey sweatpants….it’s black trousers from now on”.

Thanks ladies, for having this important conversation on your show!

Read summary and watch show clip:

Daily Mail Article: Clarie Sweeney Reveals She Suffers From Incontinence after Becoming a Mother

Strengthening your Pelvic Floor – Kegel Exercises

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Weakened pelvic floor muscles are one of the key causes of Stress Urinary Incontinence.  The pelvic floor works like a hammock to support organs including the bladder, colon, and uterus.  If the pelvic floor is weak, urine can leak. The … read more

Post-Partum Chrissy Teigen talks mommy diapers on Twitter

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New mom and model Chrissy Teigen tells it how it is on Twitter. Post-partum bleeding and incontinence are a couple of the lesser known goodies new moms bring home with their babes. In the U.K, a study of 1,900 new … read more

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

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

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