Bringing Awareness to #Underwareness //

May 18, 2015 in age,postpartum,review,sponsor

When I got pregnant with Ari I heard the stories from veteran moms about “after you have kids,” lots of things change with your body. Sure, I expected some of them; but I was convinced other things were being over dramatized.

Friends, I will tell you, you definitely DO sleep again after having kids; you definitely DO ‘find yourself’ again after having kids; but the bladder leakage thing? that was the truth.

I’ve never been one to shy away from the good, the bad, or the ugly. So I’m going to spill it. I started to first experience bladder leakage when I was pregnant with Ari. From day one that kid seemed to be sitting directly on my bladder. It made everything difficult to do without a little bladder leakage. I remember one day, early in the pregnancy, going for a run around my neighborhood. It was then that I had my first bladder leakage ‘incident.’ From then on every walk and every sneeze was a mystery.

Thankfully I was saved by Depends Silhouette Active Fit Briefs. They have a low-rise waist so they feel more like underwear and they are available in tan and black! Comfortable and not nearly as hideous as those bulky adult-diapers!

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I assumed that postpartum, I would no longer have bladder leakage, but I did. It turns out “they” were right about that, too. No amount of prenatal kegels can reverse the damage that childbirth does to your body and your bladder. Sure, the bladder leakage has been occurring less often postpartum, but it still does occur.

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In fact, there are more women with bladder leakage in their 20s than in their 80s! Over 65 million people worldwide experience bladder leakage.

Depend is trying to erase some of the stigma people have with bladder leakage. Depend 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.
Thats a pretty sizeable donation! So please support #Underwareness and share your photos! Maybe we can beat bladder leakage once and for all! Until then use the new Depend Silhouette Active Fit and don’t be ashamed!

 

This post is sponsored by Depend but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Camille Nones May 25, 2015 at 1:58 am

Wow. I had no idea the bladder leakage thing happens when you get pregnant. This looks very useful. I will keep this in mind when I get pregnant. Thank you for sharing.

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