Thursday, September 24, 2015

Keep on Laughing, Mamas! #LifeAfterLeaks

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Stress Urinary Incontinence SUI Poise Impressa #LifeAfterLeaks

Mamas, it’s time for some girl talk.

You know I’m all about being real, authentic, and saying things just the way that they are—but there are some topics I choose not to talk about on the blog and I reserve those conversations for my poor, older and wiser sister—who I’m sure gets plenty of giggles out of my questions and comments.

But isn’t that one of the most important things in life—laughter?

Think about the last time you laughed. I mean really, truly laughed—gust busting laughter from your very soul, tears running down your cheeks, a snort escaping which makes you laugh even harder.

Maybe you even peed a little bit, but that’s a secret you would never tell because it’s far too embarrassing.

Guess what mamas? Go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief because You’re not alone—almost every mother I know experiences this and it’s called stress urinary incontinence (SUI). As wonderful the miracle of childbirth is—it is often one of the leading causes for SUI.

Motherhood

After the first time you experience the unmentionable, you will worry about it every. single. time. you find something hysterically funny. And so maybe you’ll try not to laugh very hard, or you’ll cross your legs and hope for the best—but no one should have to live like that.

Laughter is too important for your health to try to avoid it.

As someone who is recovering from postpartum depression, I know the wonders that laughter can have on the body and soul. For a while, there were more times that I cried tears of anguish than tears of joy, and when I finally had a good laugh, I could literally feel the endorphins begin to affect me. It was a feeling that welled up in my soul and made me cry again—but for a different reason.

Laughter is like medicine for the soul, and it really does have health benefits as well, such as relieving stress, improving mood, relieving pain, and soothing tension.

Stress urinary incontinence is responsible for those pesky leaks which typically occur when you are coughing, sneezing, dancing, laughing, or exercising.

I personally know one woman who had to undergo surgery to have a bladder sling “installed” to fix the problem. This was after years of living with the fear of having a “situation” in public. She always had to be prepared by wearing a pad all of the time and using the restroom sooner than normal and much more often—especially while traveling.

Mamas have enough things to worry about and stress urinary incontinence shouldn’t be one of them.

This is why I am eager to share the Poise Impressa bladder supports, which are available in a special sizing kit that I found at CVS near the pharmacy section.

Poise Impressa at CVS #LifeAfterLeaks

The support looks and functions like a tampon but it does not absorb leaks because it is designed to help prevent them by supporting the urethra.

Poise Impressa for Stress Urinary Incontinence SUI #LifeAfterLeaks

Poise Impressa for Stress Urinary Incontinence SUI Package

There are three different sizes and the sizing kit will help you determine which size you need. Start with size 1, and if you still leak, try size 2, and then size 3 if needed. The size has nothing to do with how much you leak or how much you weigh—you just have to find the right fit.

Also, these should not be used if you are pregnant or on your period.

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I told you this post was full of girl talk! You can stop squirming in your chair now though because the awkwardness is over and you’re still equipped with some very useful knowledge that will either help you or another mama you know learn that a life without leaks is possible.

There is also a printable Poise Impressa Sizing Kit coupon to use at CVS, which is available until all are claimed.

If you prefer to shop from home, Poise Impressa Bladder Supports and Sizing Kits are available at CVS.com.

I’ll leave you with a joke that I swear I made up quite a few years ago…

Funny Joke

 

Keep on laughing with confidence, mamas!

 

Leave a comment with the funniest joke you’ve ever heard so we can all enjoy the benefits of laughter!

Would you use Poise Impressa for protection from leaks while sneezing, coughing, dancing, exercising, or laughing?

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