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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

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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

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

Study Confirms What We Already Knew

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Women who have given birth vaginally and now have stress urinary incontinence won’t be shocked that a study has confirmed what we already knew – vaginal childbirth causes more long term incontinence than childbirth by caesarean section.  That makes sense, … read more

At the Urinary Gynecologist – True Confessions

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For years, I’d casually mention stress incontinence as a concern during my annual physical exams, usually at the end of the exam when the doctor asks “any questions or health concerns?”.  In general the response was something like ‘oh, yeah, … read more

Long Term Emotional Impact of SUI

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Stress urinary incontinence has a significant impact on women who have the condition.  Never knowing when you might leak a little (or a lot) can interfere with every aspect of living – from social interactions, sex life, the ability to … read more

Tens Pelvic Floor Exerciser

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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

Pericoach Pelvic Floor Training

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The PeriCoach is a pelvic floor training device by Australian company Analytica.  It combines a pelvic floor training sensor that you insert and squeeze against, along with an app to guide your training and track your progress. Your results can … read more