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.
Have you ever suffered from Urinal Incontinence?
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