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.
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!
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