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If there is one thing I know after I became a mom, there are many things people don’t tell you about being a mom. Like you will never ever willingly put on makeup again unless you are hiding from your kids. Or bathtimes are nonexistent unless it’s 10pm. Or that you will pee on yourself after child birth, and get used to it. In fact, I’m pretty sure that incontinence is like a 3 year old with a pacifier- something that happens a lot but no one wants to admit to it. At 38 with 2 kids, I am no stranger to bladder control. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I can get to a bathroom on time.
I am not peeing down my leg every time I walk somewhere.
But there are moments where, let’s just say, it’s not the way it used to be. And that’s me being polite.
Let’s take for example, these things:
- Trampoline– My kids beg and beg for me to get on but this one never ends well. Jump. Dribble. Jump. Dribble. Not joking. I once told a friend this happens and we giggled about it and later that day I jumped on the trampoline just to see if it had miraculously stopped happening. NOPE.
- Laughing: I can’t laugh too hard or pee comes out. I may not even HAVE to pee for it to happen. It’s like my body has a reserve to stop a good time.
- Tight Jeans: You know those jeans you should have given up after the first, but definitely the second, child? Wear those around for a few hours and see if you are not going to be punished.
- Sneezing: A sneeze is like the devil. It sneaks up on you and oh man, you try and try to stop it but nope. I used to taking sneezing for granted. Now if I sneeze it’s not pretty.
Heres’ the thing- none of this should be something you are ashamed of. Whether it’s due to a medical issue or honestly, just childbirth and body changes, a sensitive bladder should not hold you back from doing the things that you love. What if I told you having a sensitive bladder is a reality for more than 40 percent of women over 40. I am 38. I’m already there and I am just part of this statistic.
So how do you deal with it every day in your life if it’s plaguing you? Worry all day about what you are wearing, saying, laughing, or your activities? Hole up on the couch with ice cream and Netflix (ok, that’s unfair, we all like that one). There are 3 easy ways to put the past behind you and continue on with your day: Always Discreet Liners, Always Discreet Pads, and Always Discreet Underwear.
And I know, I know, you are thinking- I don’t want to be THAT girl. But listen, hun, the girl I don’t want to be is the one that has to be afraid every time I am out! Always Discreet has Advanced Core Technology: absorbs leaks in seconds and locks away wetness for hours. The best part is that they’re so comfortable and surprisingly thin, you will barely feel like you’re wearing any protection at all.
Now I know this was an uncomfortable conversation. Maybe slightly better than the one where you explain a period to your daughter but not quite as bad as the birds and the bees. But listen, better to be prepared than worried. And this will stop the worry.
It’s your turn- head over and check out all the products and go forth with much more confidence and may your week be filled with lots and lots of laughter.
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