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Reclaim Your Life from Light Bladder Leakage has been brought to you thanks to Poise via Acorn Influence Network. All stories are my own.
As we mature, things change. For women, by the time you hit your 40s you may have had a few children. While it is a natural process, all that stretching as your child grows inside and then the process of birth can leave you with some long-lasting unwelcome consequences. Specifically, you might join the ranks of millions of women who experience light bladder leakage also known as LBL.
Now, experiencing LBL is something that no one questions when you are in your last trimester or even in the initial weeks after birth. After all, you have a whole baby in there pushing on things like your bladder. However, when it follows you for years after your child is born, it can be more of an issue.
For me, this didn’t begin to follow me until after my last son was born. It’s been sporadic in occurrences which is a little more disconcerting to me than being a daily occurrence. If I knew it was going to happen every single day, I could plan for it.
Having had 2 of my 4 births be cesarean deliveries, I am suspicious that LBL (for me) is tied with the internal scar tissue. My last birth was a cesarean and the obstetrician who delivered our son commented that the original one had left a lot of scar tissue which he did not feel comfortable cleaning up. This scar tissue has haunted me since the birth of my first son with random pains when I’d turn over in bed. But, now it has moved into light bladder leakage when I am doing anything that really works my abdominal region.
I’ve noticed that it tends to happen when my activity level is increased, whether formal vigorous exercise or hiking. I haven’t had a good belly laugh in a while but suspect that’s another time when just might happen.
I thought I had it all figured out. If I’m going to do moderate to strenuous exercise, then I need to be prepared for a little leakage. Wear a liner and all will be good, right?
So, I was surprised when it hit just last week when I wasn’t engaging in anything close to strenuous exercise. Rather, I was on my feet most of the day while working a vendor booth at the big homeschool curriculum fair in Anchorage. I wasn’t even doing the heavy lifting of books as I had my college son helping.
Nothing like going about your business and having a moment when you couldn’t easily run off to the restroom. Why it happened is still a question in my mind. However, knowing I need to just be prepared with supplies when away from the house is information I can use.
With a trip to Chicago this week, I picked up some Poise liners at my local Walmart. While the microliners are what I prefer and tend to cover my needs, I noticed that the regular liners were individually wrapped. Now I can put some in my carry-on bag for the airplane and trek from the airport to the downtown hotel where I am headed. And, I can have more in my checked bag for when I arrive.
Summer will soon be in full swing. The weather’s already warming here in Alaska, leaving my family itching for outdoor time. We are planning loads of family adventures including plenty of hiking and overnight trips. I might even try my hand at fishing again!
I can now be prepared whether we are close to the RV or other facilities and just enjoy my time rather than fretting over when a little light bladder leakage will occur. I want to embrace the moments and create the memories with my family.
Let the fun begin!
#ChoosePoise: Twitter Party and sweepstakes
I love a good Twitter party and am thrilled to be one of the panelists for this one. I’d love to see others who want to reclaim their life from LBL join us. Let’s break the barrier about health issues like this one tweet at a time!
If you aren’t sure how a Twitter party works, just ask me.
WHERE: On Twitter, hashtag #ChoosePoise
WHEN: Thursday, May 19th
TIME: 8:00PM CST (1 hour duration)
Poise is sponsoring this awesome giveaway, too.
- ONE Grand Prize winner will receive a Walmart Camping Prize Pack valued at $400
- ONE winner will receive a backyard BBQ Grill valued at ($250)
- THREE Winners will receive a Walmart Gift Card valued at $100 each.
Must be 18+, US Addresses only, Giveaway ends @ 8:45PM Central on May. 19th, 2016
Have you noticed any changes since having kids like this?
How do you handle light bladder leakage?
What summertime adventures can you reclaim by using a product like Poise liners?