Did you know that over 51 million woman deal with the same issue? Bladder Leakage. Until I became part of an online mommies community, I had no clue this was even an issue. I feel like it is important to break the stigma of bladder leakage and let women know that it is completely normal and that Depends has a discrete way to address this issue.
When I found my mommy community, I had already been a mom for 2 years and was pregnant with my little princess. I had not personally had bladder leakage and still do not. I had csections with both of my children and carried pretty high with them as well. I am not sure if I just lucked out in that department or not because so many factors can cause bladder leakage, but I feel pretty lucky. So when the babies started to be born and the mommies in my group started to talk about postpartum bodies and dealing with "peeing your pants", I needed an education.
As a science teacher I am pretty fascinated with the body and was pretty interested in talking to these ladies about this common issue. I had found out that more women deal with bladder leakage in their 20's then women in their 80's! I decided to ask a few questions:
1. When did you first experience bladder leakage?
- Many of the women said it happened late in pregnancy and still continues.
2. How did you go about finding solutions for protection?
- The consensus here was that they went to the doctor and mentioned it and then the doctor went through several options like kegals, drinking less water and wearing support items (like Depends).
3. What feelings did you have when you first realized you had bladder leakage?
- Most said they felt dirty and angry and embarrassed.
4. Do you have any tips or advice for others experiencing bladder leakage?
- One mom in particular said that it is important for moms to talk about these things and to support each other. She was very embarrassed from her diagnosis but through the support of mom groups like ours she has found her confidence.
One thing that came up over and over was Depend underware. Almost all the women in my community said that these underware really helped them gain confidence. Depend Silhouette Active Fit are great because they have a low rise fit and feel like real underware and they come in two colors (black and beige) and 3 sizes.
Depend is also entering year 3 of their #Underwareness movement which is a charitable cause that is helping to break the stigma of bladder leakage. Through this they are encouraging people to show their support for women dealing with this issue. For every photo or video that is shared on social media with the #underwareness hashtag featuring a Depend product they will donate up to $1.00 to advance research and education on bladder leakage. That is definitely something I can get behind! I am up for anything that supports education and science research to make women's and mom's lives easier.
If you are dealing with bladder leakage or would like more information please visit www.Underwareness.com to support the cause or to grab a free sample of Depend Silhouette Active Fit.