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There are so many “taboo” subjects that are like all hush hush and what not?! As a child going through growth and change, I often looked to my mother for answers. However, I’m finding as an adult, that there was much information left to be desired or discovered on my own. So I opted to be the kind of parent who answered all of the hard questions, who talked too much and eventually, grossed out the kids to the point where they were simply done with the conversation. I guess in this world, being a woman is a bit taboo. There’s so many things about our body and the transformations that we go through that NO ONE ever wants to see, talk or ask about. But despite my major embarrassment level, I think it is important that we open the floor to some very important facts, or in this case, Things My Mother Never Told Me.
Things My Mother Never Told Me
Truth: You’re going to age. Things start to pop, crack, and ache like no one’s business and it’s all in how your body begins to age. It is important that you take care of your exterior appearance as much as you take care of what goes on in the inside. Things like eating well, exercising, getting rest, will help the transition.
Truth: Every month is a surprising adventure. Yes, you know, every month when good ol’ Flo comes to visit, she’s going to put you and your body through the ringer. That is until childbearing begins!
Truth: Childbearing is one of the most amazing gifts of life. Like a lifetime of child-rearing, your body is rearing some very unsettling changes.
Today, these are the changes I want to discuss. Did you know that the simplest things, like laughing, jumping, coughing, and sneezing become very DANGEROUS territory? The results of said activities become a very TABOO topic of discussion.
“Aaaachoooooo, uuuuuhhhh, hmmmmm, I think I just peed myself.” My family laughs as I try to hide embarrassment.
Truth: Give birth, put on a little weight, age a bit, your nether region starts making decisions of it’s own. Like who made you boss? Suddenly, my bladder and the muscles surrounding it, isn’t as strong as an ox, like it used to be. When I sneeze, sometimes, without any prior knowledge or consent, I pee a little. Go figs and it’s a real issue! It’s called Stress Urinary Incontinence. When you sneeze, cough, dance, jump, or exercise, it can happen to you, but I picked up Poise Impressa at CVS to help with this issue.
Poise Impressa is not for “capturing” leaks, but to temporarily prevent them for up to 8 hours a day while still enabling you to go sprinkle, tinkle and pee as you see fit without embarrassment. If you’re new to Poise Impressa (Bladder Supports) like me, then picking up the Poise Impressa Sizing Kit is where you’ll want to begin. (Here’s a $1.00 off coupon too!) The size you’ll end up using is not determined by your weight or how much you leak, but more-so based on your internal fit. There are 3 different, sizes 1, 2, and 3. Start at 1 and insert as you would a tampon. If you still leak, move on to size 2 and repeat the process. When you experience no more leaks, you’ve found your correct size. Then head on over to CVS and pick up your size that was determined with the sizing kit.
Entering Life After Leaks… With the knowledge of Things My Mother Never Told Me!
It’s liberating the freedom I feel now that I’ve got all of this off my chest. Certainly, I know I’m not alone in this world, but Life After Leaks is just as liberating. What does that look like? For starters, no more embarrassment and no more shame. So go, just go and be free.
Free to run, jump, sneeze, cough and laugh to my hearts content.
What about you, what would you do?