Thank you to Depend for sponsoring today’s post about the #underwareness movement.
Adulting is hard. So many responsibilities, so many decisions, and the older you get the less you’re body works like your brain thinks it should. Lots of us have had leakage issues, either currently or in the past, and for those lucky ones that haven’t, at least you have something to look forward to. Just consider it your initiation in to the cool kids club.
I asked my bestie about her experiences with bladder leakage, because who else do you discuss this stuff with, and this is what she had to share:
When did you first experience bladder leakage? Ok, well as you know the struggle is real, I mean all too real! I experienced leakage after my fist born. It was mostly when I would sneeze, cough, run etc. I asked the doc, and he said to do Kegel exercises. Well it felt like I was just tensing up my butt (being a young girl, I had no idea what the devil he was talking about).
How did you go about finding solutions for protection? Nobody talked about bladder leakage at the time so my solution was to cut down on liquid, keep on allergy cold pills so I did not cough, and or sneeze, use the potty often and stop exercising! My not so great solutions worked magically, but I am sure you know what’s coming next? Yep, the ol weight gain set in. I mean ice-cream is not liquid rite?!?! Oh, yes then the pounds lept on, and do I mean lept on like crazy. But hey, there was no leakage right?
What feelings did you have when you realized you have bladder leakage? I felt old, very old, and I did not like this whole pee slipping out bit. So I did what any young women would do. Bought those long shirt dresses and kept covered up. Still doing my butt tightening all along the way, with no success.
Do you have any tips or advice for others experiencing bladder leakage? Advice, well I am never in short order of that. Yes, 1st DON’T HAVE KIDS! Okay not practical I know. Use the faboo products that are out there to help – I didn’t realize they were even available when I first starting experiencing the problem. I think that would have made a world of difference and maybe saved me a few pounds. Also, keep humor part of it. You know, like at the bbq we talked about shaving the big toe hairs. At first some could not beliave I talked about the rouge big toe hairs, then when someone else weighed in on it, all the sudden it was a hot topic. So keep it light and fun because you’re probably not the only one!
And there you have it, one woman’s experience with bladder leakage. In all honesty, it sounds pretty similar to a lot of peoples experience and I think if products like Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs had always been so accepted and available, a lot of ladies may have been spared a lot of grief! With a lower rise, Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs both fit and feel like real underwear so you can wear Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs beneath your clingy, fashionable and cool clothing while still looking and feeling amazing!
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! Also, don’t forget to pop on over and pick up a FREE Sample!
What has been your experience with bladder leakage? Will you be sharing a #Underwareness photo to help raise funds for charity? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!