This post is sponsored by Poise®. All opinions and statements made in this article are my own.
So I was having a conversation this morning with one of my fellow mom friends about all the things no one tells you about becoming a mother. The funny thing is that there are so many less-than-optimal parts of it that people talk about very openly—stretch marks, cracked nipples, saggy boobs, etc. These people trick you into thinking that they are giving you the full story. Heck, if the lady who cleans your teeth is letting you in on the secret world of post-birth hemorrhoids, she must not be not holding anything back, right?
Wrong! It turns out there is a whole aspect of the post-childbirth experience that hardly anyone mentions.
The whole light bladder leakage (LBL) thing is kind of the unspoken secret that so many moms keep. I think many ladies think that bladder leakage is mostly seen in the elderly population and would be shocked to find out how many of the active, young moms at their Gymboree classes are facing the same issue. As a matter of fact, did you know that there are more women under 50 facing bladder leakage problems than over 50? Yep, it’s true.
You know what happens when there’s an issue that no one talks about? Well, a couple of things. The people who are experiencing it tend to feel like they are alone. They may be ashamed and alter their own daily activities to avoid uncomfortable situations where their issue might come up. In some cases, this can even trigger depression. Not good at all. Women are also left trying to figure out their own solution to their LBL issues, which often results in using what is already in the cabinet—feminine protection products.
Here’s the thing: Period pads are probably what you have on hand, and they probably seem like they should do a good job, right? But they’re not really the best choice because that’s not how they are designed. You are better off going with a product like Poise Thin-Shape Pads* that is made specifically for LBL. Having the right tools can help you break through the imaginary barriers you’ve been putting between you and the things you want to do. Seizing your #PoiseMoment means getting back to things you’ve been afraid to do, like jump on a trampoline with your kids or laugh at a funny movie, or even sneeze. (Okay, maybe you don’t want to do that last one, but sometimes it’s hard to avoid!)
What moment will you reclaim for yourself once you no longer have to worry about LBL, thanks to Poise®? Post your own #PoiseMoment in the comments!