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...