Health & Fitness 7 Embarrassing Bladder Leakage Problems
7 Embarrassing Bladder Leakage Problems
Disclosure: Sponsored post on behalf of InControl Medical.
I have suffered from embarrassing bladder leakage for the past 6 years. During my third pregnancy, I weighed 175 pounds and my son was born at a whopping 9 lbs 15 ounces, just one ounce shy of 10 pounds. He is a scrawny little thing now! My doctor told me in my last trimester that he was laying on my bladder. Well he stayed there till he was born and I delivered vaginally! The doctor said that I would have trouble with bladder leakage for a few months but since then my bladder has never been the same, it doesn’t help that I had two more babies since he was born and they were 9 lbs 10 ounces and 9 lbs 2 ounces. My husband says he makes super babies! Aside from having a total of 5 kids hug my bladder, I have also had several surgeries on my cervix, leaving me with lots of scar tissue, therefore also weakening my ability to hold it in.
Bladder leakage has prevented me from doing lots of things with my family. I do not mind sharing my embarrassing moments with my readers. I like to inform others of real women’s health issues and how to better themselves.
- When we first got our trampoline, I was so excited to bounce around with the kids. I was on it for a full 5 seconds before I had to jump off and run inside to change. As soon as I bounced I felt gravity pulling on my bladder and I could not stop it!
- At my daughters birthday party, I rented a moon jump. Once the party was over I still had it for a few hours. I began to jump and at first nothing happened. I thought I was safe. After the third jump, I landed on my butt and thought I was going to flood the bouncy house! I jumped up and again ran away to change, the kids all yelling at me to come back and jump with them.
- I love the rush of roller coasters. Sadly, every turn and drop also makes my urine drop. I can not get off of a park ride without checking my pants to see if they are wet. Actually I am constantly checking my pants with paranoia with any sudden movement I make.
- I loved going to aerobics class. I tried to lose weight after the birth of my last daughter but wetting myself every time I did a jumping jack or a sit up, I was more embarrassed about the big wet spot on my shorts, than my weight. I tried using a pad but even then it would not stay in place and I would have an accident.
- If I have to sneeze or cough, I try to make it to the bathroom in time before it comes. Which I usually end up failing at. When I am sick, forget it, I am only 34, but I will wear an adult diaper to keep from having to rush to the bathroom every five minutes. I was not embarrassed buying them, when I got the flu last December, but I did not want my husband seeing them. He would tease me forever! But I actually was upfront and told him that I had to wear them so I didn’t have to change my panties 10 times a day. He teased me a bit at first, but he knows that it is something I struggle with.
- My husband likes to play wrestle with the kids and I. When we first met I was able to wrestle without wetting myself, but six years and three kids later, if my husband even tickles me, I automatically cross my legs and hope I do not pee, which I fail at too!
- I have to wear a pad even when I am not on my period. I dislike this the most. It is bad enough that I have to wear a mattress 7 to 10 days a month, but through out the years it has increased to needing a pad daily. Plus I have to spend money on sanitary napkins more than just once a month.
Now that you know a bit about my bladder leakage, I will share with you how I was able to start controlling it. In Control Medical has a device that is now available over the counter as well as prescribed for bladder leakage.
The Apex is a device that sends short electrical waves, causing you to tighten and strengthen the muscle that you use to stop your urine. After two weeks of using the Apex, I am no longer wearing pads daily, I can cough or sneeze without crossing my legs and best of all I can wrestle with my kids and husband again.
The kit comes with the device, an instruction manual, DVD, lubrication and a laminated sheet of tips and pictures. A tote bag is also included for privacy.
If you are tired of wearing a pad, it is time to end this cycle of paranoia and embarrassment. #DontPadTheProblem anymore and feel confident again.