17 July 2016

Incontinence Should Not Be A Taboo Subject!

Incontinence is a very common problem in society. For example, during the later stages of pregnancy, a lot of strain can be put on the female's bladder which can sometimes cause incontinence. All that pressure from the little bundle of joy weighing down, leaves the pelvic floor muscles in tatters and can cause women to suffer with incontinence.

Unfortunately, incontinence isn't something that is spoken about much in our society. It's a taboo subject that people skirt around and don't want to talk about. But it should be talked about, we shouldn't make new mums feel like they ca't talk about things because it's uncomfortable. 

Stress incontinence happens, and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. I mean, you've just been through one of the hardest things you'll ever have to go through, giving birth, which means someone has been peering down there whilst you squeeze a tiny person out of you.



The stress of carrying a baby on your pelvic floor muscles, and then giving birth, this can cause your pelvic floor muscles to be stretched even more, which will have further weakened them, this is what is known as stress incontinence. 

It basically means that your pelvic floor is weakened and this makes it harder to squeeze the muscles that help you control your urine, 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. 

To help in the long run, it is important to do your pelvic floor exercises. Yes, they are a pain and are awkward, but they really do help, and once mastered, you can do them in the supermarket queue and no one can even notice. 

And you know what, most mums have suffered with stress incontinence after giving birth. It's not embarrassing and it shouldn't be a problem. Just make sure you do your pelvic floor exercises to get those muscles back up to full strength.

I'm not ashamed to say that after 3 children, I have suffered with incontinence, and the trampoline isn't my best friend, but you know what, it happens...

10 comments:

  1. Totally agree
    People need to be more open about this or at least visit the gp

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  2. I totally agree that it needs to be spoken more about - so many things to, so people don't hide away from it.

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  3. I agree it needs to be talked about more since its so common.

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  4. Good points! It may be a little embarrassing but it is so common we all need to talk about it to know its normal, if that makes any sense?

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  5. Some good points there. Us mamas have to give ourselves a break and not worry too much or be embarrassed! x

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  6. It's something I wasn't really aware of before I was pregnant I must say!

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  7. I agree it is something that should be talked about more, nothing to be ashamed about. Thankfully I got off lightly with my 2 pregnancies X

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  8. Totally agree. It's not like Mums choose to have the problem! Giving birth does all sorts to your body. X

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  9. It's so good to hear people being open and honest about this common problem. I didn't suffer with my first pregnancy but might this time round!x

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  10. Oh yes the trampoline! I was fine with my first but carrying my twins put a lot of weight on mine!

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