Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Incontinence: A chat about Oops moments


Incontinence is a very common problem but isn't something that is talked about enough. 
It's a tabboo subject and as a Mum I feel it's important to talk about since pregnancy is one of the main reasons for incontinence. I feel it's important as women can feel uncomfortable talking about it but it's important to know that they aren't the only ones that have this issue and it just happens. 

Pregnancy can have an affect on your pelvic floor,  after all you have the baby, amniotic fluid, placenta, etc resting on your pelvic floor muscles with great pressure which causes them to become weaker too. Stress incontinence happens and it's nothing to be embarrassed about. 

Basically it means that your pelvic muscles have been weakened so it's more harder to control your bladder, causing leakages.You may leak wee when you cough, sneeze, laugh or move quickly. 

To help you combat the leakages, Hartmann Direct offer a huge range of products, from pads and briefs to moist tissues and washes for when a leakage occurs. Obviously in the long term it's better to make sure you do your pelvic floor exercises even though they are a pain to have to do. 

I was sent a few MoliMed comfort pads and have found them to be comfortable and discrete to use which is great in case I have an Oops moment. They are ideal if you have slight bladder weakness with 3 levels of absorbency mini, midi, maxi. 

31 comments:

  1. I found out when we had a trampoline that I really shouldn't go on it without any help!!!

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  2. I think these issues are taboo and they shouldn't be but unfortunately people can embarrassed about it. Just takes one to get the conversation going but pelvic floor exercises for us all can help strengthen and maybe help prevent them in later times.

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  3. I suffer since having my children, especially when going on the kids trampoline. It is something that isn't spoken about , however its nothing to be ashamed of. Its my own fault for not doing my pelvic floor exercise ha ha

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  4. It's really useful to talk about issues like this - the more we can normalise it the better I think xx

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  5. Great that you are talking about a issue that effects alot of women and your right for some reason is seen as a taboo subject. Really good to get people talking about it.

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  6. I had stress incontinence while pregnant, it happens but people don't like talking about it.

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  7. These sound fab - I've definitely noticed a difference since I had my daughter!

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  8. I remember the midwives telling me to do my pelvic floor exercises after having a baby. These sound great for keeping you protected.

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  9. A very good topic to discuss, unfortunately, it is still a taboo subject but something we all suffer with x

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  10. Thank goodness (so far... knocking on wood), I haven't suffered from it yet. But I'm imagining how awful it must be!

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  11. it is so important to talk about this - its more common than we might think!

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  12. You're right more women need to talk about it and realise that it is natural and perfectly normal x

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  13. This is such an important thing to raise awareness of, thank you for sharing!

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  14. It definitely should not be an oops moment but sadly society has made it a taboo. Well done for being open and honest x

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  15. Pelvic floors are such a pain! I always try to do them when I'm sat at my desk x

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  16. We really shouldn't shy away from talking about things like this, I reckon every mum has had an oops moment!

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  17. It's such a common issues that affects most women after childbirth!
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  18. This is very important conversation to have. Women should definitely consider making preparations with exercises and products!

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  19. It's so important that these things are talked about. Thankfully I haven't suffered, but I feel for anyone that does x

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  20. It's really important to raise awareness of this - after having three children I remember very well the post-delivery bladder weakness! Thankfully yoga and exercise have sorted everything, but there was a time when these really would have come in handy.

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  21. I am very lucky that I have not suffered thanks to doing my pelvic floor exercises

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  22. It's fab to raise awareness of such a perfectly normal condition and great to get people talking openly. After having my two, it only took a sneeze! And it was all over!

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  23. I wish it wasnt such a taboo subject, but I am glad to see there are solutions for those who do suffer form incontinence x

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  24. I suffer from leakage even though I don't yet have kids. Thanks for raising the awareness.

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  25. These sort of topics are rate,y talked anout so its good that you are bringing awareness to them.

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  26. Good you are raising awareness on this issue. Pregnancy does things to our body.

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  27. Ooops. My wife is pregnant once again and will definitely try to fo some pelvic exercises later.

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  28. This is such an important topic to raise awareness of, so well done for posting. I always have to go to the loo before i trampoline or play netball these days! x

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  29. It is so important to talk about these things, I am sure that so many people suffer in silence, which is unbelievably sad.

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  30. I find myself having light bladder weakness when I sneeze mainly.

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