Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Poise®. All opinions are mine.
Have you ever had one of those moments when everything hits you like a ton of bricks? Some people call them “ah ha” moments. I’m not honestly sure what one of those is because I tend to be an “extremist” when it comes to things I don’t necessary want to admit. I put off that “ah ha” moment for the “ah-BAM” moment! Some of us just won’t accept what is until we are hit by a train with it (LOL).
After I had my daughter, all the kids and my brother went outside to jump on the trampoline, but my sister-in-law offered to stay back and watch the kids. This should have been my sign, but NOPE. I had to go and jump on the trampoline… I’m still slapping myself for this one.
So it was a warm summer afternoon, the weather was perfect for jumping on the trampoline, but little did I know what would happen to me next. I got up there thinking I was going to just jump, as if nothing happens to your body after you have a baby… and it happened. The train smacked me in mid-jump, and there was nothing I could do about it. I should have known better, but no, I had to try it! Honestly, nobody told me about this whole bladder leakage thing that happens after you have a child, which, if you ask me, is a tad bit rude. Someone could have told me about the train that was going to knock me over WAY before it got there, you know.
Oh, and there was another time. Yes, another time, but not on the trampoline. I was running inside, and I did this slide thing and almost fell but caught myself. I was all proud of myself, and then I heard it, that freaking train was coming in. Yup, one more time: SMACK! When I caught myself, I went to push myself up with my legs, but I had a little issue. My little problem caused my flip flop to slip, and the fall that I thought I saved came crashing down, and my butt landed right in the “light” bladder leakage that wasn’t so light this time around because I was rushing inside to use the restroom.
Thankfully nobody was out to see me gracefully bust my butt and land in a puddle, but it was definitely an “ah-CRAP-BAM” moment. Just goes to show you don’t only need Poise® when you are jumping on a trampoline, it’s better to play it safe and stop letting leaks happen.
Telling you all of this is a little embarrassing, but then again it’s not too bad because I didn’t know about the trampoline incident at the time because nobody told me. Why? I’m not sure, but I do know why my sister-in-law didn’t tell me and was giggling after I wet my pants on the trampoline. She said she didn’t want to embarrass me. I’m like, really? You didn’t want to say anything because you thought saying “bladder leakage” is too embarrassing? Well, look at me now. I just freaking wet my pants in front of my brother, my 5-year-old daughter who to this day tells everyone about the time mom peed her pants on the trampoline. And, to think it all could have been avoided had someone started talking about light bladder leakage a long time ago. I’m so glad we are finally starting to see this conversation happen because, let me tell you, I will probably never live down the whole trampoline thing. My daughter is going to be 25 telling her kids about the time grandma peed on the trampoline… and it could have all been avoided (LOL).
TIP: Ladies NEVER go to the gym without Poise®! I’m not even joking, and thankfully I have never had anything happen at the gym, but I’ve heard the stories and can tell you from experience that I’ve always been thankful to have Poise® on my side at the gym. Oh, and you might want to be careful when you sneeze, cough or laugh too.
On a serious note, don’t be scared or embarrassed to talk about light bladder leakage! Did you know that it affects 1 in 3 women in the U.S.? The risk factors and causes are extremely varied, but the good news is you can take comfort in knowing that it’s very treatable as long as you know the best treatment options for you.
So what causes urinary incontinence? Like I mentioned, the reasons vary: alcohol consumption, poor glycemic control, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods, acidic foods, obesity, chronic constipation, smoking, medication, medical disorders, spinal injuries and life events such as pregnancy, childbirth, getting older and even a hysterectomy… to name a few. So yeah, I think we need to start talking about light bladder leakage more. Seize your #PoiseMoment and stop letting those pesky leaks enter your life. It’s not hard to admit that light bladder leakage is a problem and grab some Poise Thin-Shape Pads* if we are having the conversations beforehand.
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Poise® helps me keep up with life on my terms! So don’t be embarrassed to talk about LBL. It happens to many of us when we are young, and we even continue to have more children. Yup, even after all that I’m going to have one more, but this time I’ll know not to step foot out of the house without a Poise® pad in my bag.