I am all about honesty here on the blog and here is some big honest truth for you - Motherhood is amazing!! It's the truth!! Now, there are some thing...errr issues that have changed since having kids but they are all issues that I am working on dealing with.
The first issue that I find myself dealing with and worrying about quite often is bladder leakage. Yup! I said it! It happens to me. Oh excuse me while I go sit down so I can sneeze - believe me I wish that wasn't a normal routine but it is!! Yikes. While it is embarrassing to talk about it really is something that a lot of women my age deals with - sometimes that beautiful gift of birthing babies lead to this lovely issue.
Here is a fact that surprised me but also made me feel better about the little gift my adorable kids gave me. More people with bladder leakage are in their 20’s than their 80’s! Crazy right? Also the average age of someone with bladder leakage is only 52! Wow!
So now that I am aware the my bladder leakage is common I needed to find a way to deal with it. Recently, I found out about a social movement with the well known company Depend. Depend is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. As part of Underwareness, the Depend brand is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depend products, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage. Great project right?!
I told you that the gift of Motherhood brought me a couple of difficult issues to deal with - bladder leakage is one of those but so is my lingering baby weight. Yes, I am WELL aware that my children are NOT babies anymore. No more excuses people! This weight has to get under control. Well, as some of you have noticed I have started going to Pilates and Zumba every week with my best friend and man it is has been great but that other issue keeps me on my toes during my work outs too! I find that my bladder leakage shows up when I am hitting the gym too. Not comfortable.
Since finding out about the #Underwareness project I did my research and found the Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs. These are not your typical Depend product. Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are a new moderate-absorbency brief that feature a thin design for complete comfort with the trusted protection of the Depend brand and a lower rise+ for an underwear-like look, fit and feel. As a category first, the product is available in black and beige colors. Now I simply pack these with my work out gear and I am set!
Have you found that your bladder control changed after having children?