Bladder Leakage During Pregnancy

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Even though it's not talked about all that often, bladder leakage during pregnancy is totally normal. I didn't really experience it during my first pregnancy, but I definitely did during my second and third pregnancies! Any time I laughed, sneezed, or coughed, all bets were off. I'd pee a little, get annoyed, and stomp off to change.

I was particularly miserable during my second pregnancy. I actually got Pertussis (Whooping Cough) while I was pregnant. I coughed all the time for months! Needless to say, I was changing my clothes pretty often. I was not a happy mama. But still… I didn't really do anything to solve the problem. I laugh at my stubborn self now… I could have just changed my attitude to be so much more comfortable!

What made my situation so uncomfortable is that I was so embarrassed about what I was going through. I thought I was just gross and I was too ashamed to get what I needed to be comfortable. I feel really silly about that now, because you know what? If I were to experience the exact same thing again, I would have a totally different perspective.

Bladder leakage during pregnancy is not an anomaly. I've talked about my experience a lot with other moms and learned that so many women experience it! It's pretty normal, especially for women who have had multiple pregnancies.

Even more recently, I've learned that it's actually pretty normal for people in general.

Check out these facts:

  • More people with bladder leakage are in their 20’s than their 80’s
  • The average age of someone with bladder leakage is only 52!
  • More people with bladder leakage are 50 or younger than 60 or older!
  • 1 in 3 women experience bladder leakage.

It's just not a big deal!

If I become pregnant again or experience bladder leakage during any other time, you better believe that I will be racing to the store to grab myself some Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs! No more embarassment fom me!

It's just a different kind of underwear that helps people who experience bladder leakage feel more comfortable. As part of their #Underawareness campaign, Depend is working to get rid of the stigma associated with bladder leakage. Going on year 2 now, I have no doubt they'll succeed!

If you experience bladder leakage, pregnant or not, you can get a FREE sample of Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs here.

Bladder leakage during pregnancy is TOTALLY normal! Here's how you can live more comfortably.

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43 Responses

  1. Julie Wood

    I learned What Underawareness is. Underwareness is wearing a different kind of underwear that the world can see. And Wearing Depends Silhouettes are very comfortable(I have worn them) and that over 51 million people have bladder leakage! No need to be embarrassed anymore!

  2. HS

    Bladder leakage is more common than we think. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans experiences the condition.

  3. Cathy French

    I learned the Silhouette has a low rise for comfort under clothing

  4. Addie F.

    I learned that of all the people experiencing bladder leakage in America, almost half are under 50.

  5. Judy Thomas

    Depend makes comfortable and undetectable absorbant underwear. 🙂

  6. barbara langley

    I didnt know depend donates $1 to charity with every purchase

  7. sandra

    I learned Depend and United Way are coming together to promote healthy, active, and independent living throughout an individual’s life.

  8. Lisa Williams

    I learned over 65 million Americans experience bladder leakage and half of them are under age 50.

  9. Lisa Ward

    That it is not uncommon to have bladder leakage when your pregnant.

  10. Lea

    Living an active life doesn’t mean embarrassing leaks or bulky underwear. Everyone can participate in life.

  11. breanna pollard

    I learned 51 million women experience bladder leaks in this world.

  12. Brianne

    I learned that 23 million americans under 45 experience bladder leakage.

  13. Megan A

    from the website i learned 51 million women experience bladder leaks

  14. Bailey Dexter

    Underwareness* is showing the world that wearing a different kind of underwear is no big deal. Also I learned I can get a sample! Thanks!

  15. Melissa

    i learned that underwareness* is showing the world that wearing a different kind of underwear is no big deal.

  16. Carolsue

    I learned that TV-star Sheryl Underwood and slam-poet “Mighty” Mike McGee stepped up and shared their stories to explain why Drop Your Pants* for Underwareness* is a cause worth supporting.

  17. Sue M.

    I learned that 1 in 4 Americans deal with bladder leakage.

  18. Tammy Dalley

    I learned 51 million women experience bladder leaks in the world

  19. Amanda Sakovitz

    I learned one in three women need this type of underwear

  20. Thomas Murphy

    I learned 51 million women experience bladder leaks.

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