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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

kegel exercises for strengthening pelvic floor

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

Yoga For Stress Urinary Incontinence

Yoga-for-pelvic-floor-strength

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

Core Training for Continence Recovery

Coretiques-Pelvic-Floor-Recovery

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

Pilates-for-Pelvic-floor-strength

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

Tens Pelvic Floor Exerciser

Pelvic-Floor-Exercisers

TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines are devices that emit low voltage current to stimulate nerves.  They’re often used as a means of providing pain relief (in sore muscles or tension headaches, for example) and yes, there are TENS machines … read more

We Need To Teach Young Women about Their Bodies

Pelvic-Floor-Education

There’s a lot to understand about the female anatomy, and though we have these amazing bodies to live in, we don’t necessarily understand all the ins and outs of ownership. Just think about how much there is to understand! Not … read more

Incontinence Recovery – There’s an App for That

Free App for Pelvic Floor Recovery - Pelvic Floor First

Having troubles knowing where to start when it comes to stress incontinence recovery?  There’s an app for that!  The Continence Foundation of Australia’s ‘Pelvic Floor First’ app is available to download through the Apple app store or from Google Play.  … read more