I was prepared for a lot of the odd things that would happen to my body. I knew I might experience morning sickness and food cravings, and that things would get uncomfortable. I looked forward to feeling the kicks and rolls. But there were surprises as well.
|That was a lot of baby. I think this was 32 weeks.|
And then there were the various leaks. Who knew so much leaking could happen! Like, my nose was either running or bleeding for most of the third trimester. And all those adorable rolls and kicks seemed to be aimed straight at my (always full) bladder. I didn't experience leaking breasts until later, so that was something, but waking up in a milk-soaked tank top because your baby actually slept 3 hours straight is pretty uncomfortable.
Some of the fun pregnancy changes stick around afterwards too. There's no one dancing on my bladder anymore, but I still can tinkle a little when I laugh or sneeze. And holy crow when I get my annual demon chest cold every coughing fit comes with a bonus. What can you do? We're in this together ladies - 1 in 3 of us experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) so let's just admit it and share our tips!
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary loss of urine that occurs when pressure is suddenly placed on your bladder. Like when the baby kicks, or you decide to trampoline with your kids, or you violently sneeze. This is only one variety of LBL, and is the one I experience. It's annoying, but not a big deal when you're prepared. Poise makes a pad that's specifically designed for LBL, meaning it has better absorption and odour protection against pee than a period pad does. Blood and pee are not the same thing, ladies! With Poise pads you can feel confident to enjoy your morning run or venturing out in public during high allergy season.
And you won't look bulky. Poise has a new thin-shape pad that is contoured and up to 40% thinner than the originals. Yet they are 3x drier than period pads, while neutralizing that distinctive pee odour.
If you too are experiencing LBL, Poise can keep you feeling confident and dry. Try it now with a special $2.00 off coupon from Walmart.
One lucky RMB winner will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card, courtesy of Poise. Entries are via the widget below and will be accepted until 11:59pm, November 10, 2015. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!!