The Link Between Pregnancy & Incontinence // 09.10.16

Link Between Pregnancy & Incontinence

Incontinence is quite a taboo subject despite being very common, especially in pregnant women and those who have given birth.

I will put my hand up and say that I have suffered from it in the past.

I suffered from Urinary Incontinence as as child. The Dr called it a weak bladder. If I had to go, then I really had to go. My Mum had to even write me a note for school. As I got older, I grew out of it.

However, when I was pregnant with both my boys, I did suffer from Incontinence. I only had to cough, sneeze or laugh and I would literally wee myself.

That was quite embarrassing to even write that, but it’s true.

When I gave birth to Cameron, my Urinary Incontinence went away overnight.

However with Lucas it didn’t. I am not sure if it was to do with the fact I had an emergency c-section with him but I lost control of my bladder for about a month after. I lost sensation of needing to go to toilet, so I had to guess, otherwise I would have an accident. After working hard on my pelvic floor muscles, it eventually got better.

Nowadays, I don’t suffer from Urinary Incontinence, but my bladder isn’t what it used to be and I find myself needing to go to toilet more often than before.

The Link Between Pregnancy & Incontinence

The lovely team at Hartmann Direct have produced a really informative infographic showing the link between Pregnancy & Incontinence. It also has other fascinating facts and figures that show just how common Incontinence is. It also gives tips to help you manage Incontinence including simple diet changes.

I am sharing the infographic with you to beat the taboo and if you suffer from Incontinence, to reassure you, that you are not alone.

The Link Between Pregnancy & Incontinence

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  1. Kitty Morris October 9, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I think it’s really important to share this sort of information, so many people only share the fluffy side of things! I’m not having children, but I think it’s good to know about these thing so others aren’t embarrassed

  2. kay October 9, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    This infographic is great! I never realised it was such a common issue, and since having my son I have had the odd leaky moments!!! (c-section too). Thanks for sharing xxx

  3. Rhian Westbury October 20, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I’m so glad people are talking about this as it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. My mum has IBS and has had issues with her bladder and always feels so embarrassed about it x

  4. Tara October 20, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    This is such an important post, thank you for writing it!

  5. Ickle Pickle October 20, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Even after having four children I haven’t, thank goodness. I do know how common it it though. Kaz x

  6. Anosa October 20, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Not sure why its still a tabboo in our current society but somehow it is, I have never been pregnant but I do get little slips when I sneeze, I do have a week bladder. Great infographic

  7. Sarah October 20, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    This is a very important post to share, so thank you.
    It is true that it does happen sometimes, even if you have a c-section though!

  8. Ana De- Jesus October 20, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    This is a great infographic, I had no idea that fizzy can make incontinience although it makes sense.

  9. Sarah from Lavender Life October 20, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I knew incontinence was common, but I had no idea so much could be done to prevent/reduce it. Learned something new 🙂

  10. Melissa major October 21, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    I didn’t know they could be linked! Very informative post

  11. kira October 21, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I love the use of infographic. Really interesting to read about ways to prevent it 😀

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