I Peed My Pants {And I Blame My Kids} #LBL #Sponsored

Today’s little chat is sponsored by Poise and
SAM.  1 in 3 women experience light bladder leakage (also known as LBL) and while my kids may find it hilarious, it’s no laughing matter (or at least not one worth peeing my pants over!)

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Those cute little feet that spent 9 months cuddled up in my womb?  Those cute little feet that *tap, tap, tapped* on my bladder for months?  I could never forget those cute little feet.  Besides, even if I wanted to forget them, I couldn’t.  My bladder wouldn’t let me.  The sense of an oncoming sneeze, the funniest joke I’ve ever heard, an early morning 10K… those will all end with me peeing my pants – even if it’s only a little, it’s still awful, annoying and sadly something I can’t control.  It’s also not something to be embarrassed by or ashamed of.  I know I’m not alone.

BabyThe first time I really realized that #LBL would be a forever problem for me was about 7 or 8 months after I had my daughter.  My girl friends and I were having a sleepover (yes, a sleepover – don’t judge!) and we decided to hop on a neighbor’s trampoline.  I hadn’t been on a trampoline in years!  It only took a bounce or two to realize that I had an issue… a very uncomfortable one.  I soon realized that it wasn’t just jumping, but pretty much anything that sent a jolt through my body that caused my little issue.  Sneezing, coughing, laughing too hard, jumping, running.  All are #LBL triggers for me.  I literally pee 10 times before I head out for a run.  I’m a little obsessive about it.  Some of my runner friends (obviously not the ones with #LBL issues) think I’m crazy – but only in the best ways ;)

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I’ve learned to stay off trampolines, brace myself when I feel an oncoming sneeze or cough and drain my bladder dry before I run, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have those little moments.  Poise wants you to meet SAM.  Maybe you’ve seen the commercial?  SAM is the new super absorbent material in the new Microliners from Poise.  They are shockingly thin and surprisingly absorbent liners designed specifically for #LBL.  You can get a free sample kit (4 Poise samples and a high value coupon) by clicking here.  I’ve already ordered mine!  I won’t use them every day, but on days I know I’ll be particularly active (or if I’m coughing/sneezing a lot), these will be my new BFFs!

So, do you pee your pants too?  I know some of you do!  Don’t be embarrassed – Tell us your #LBL story!  When did you discover it was a problem and how do you deal with it?

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27 Responses to I Peed My Pants {And I Blame My Kids} #LBL #Sponsored

  1. Carly says:

    So funny, I think because I had a c section this doesn’t happen????

  2. Oh man! Yes, I get caught by surprise every now and then. Terrible!

    And, I love having sleepovers with girlfriends! Haven’t had one in ages, though.

  3. Kendra says:

    I miss sleepovers and jumping on trampolines! Sounds like a pretty awesome night.

  4. Chelsea says:

    Such a sucky, but inevitable issue! It’s good people are able to talk and laugh about it, so other women with the same problem don’t have to be embarassed :)

  5. I want to have my girlfriend’s over for a sleepover!!! I haven’t had one of those since I was in Junior High.

  6. Chelsee says:

    Wow a sleepover sounds like so much fun, I have a few friends that have this and found themselves in the same situation due to their love of jumping on trampolines.

  7. Right after I had my kiddo, my midwife told me to try doing kegels! Try those and they should help! :)

  8. Amber says:

    It’s a good thing our munchkins are so cute, it makes this little problem a little easier!! My problem got worse with each! Sorry Carly, I don’t know that having a c/s helps at all. I had 3 and my bladder really got pushed around lol.
    It’s great to know there are SO many of us with LBL! Thanks for sharing your story!!

  9. LOL! I hear it comes with the territory :) Hilarious post! No peeing here… yet ;) Maybe because I had a c-section?

  10. Sarah says:

    lol. Totally laughing here. I had 3 c-sections. I won’t fess up to peeing from jumping, but snissing is a serious issue and I think this would help with all my pregnant friends!

  11. Whitney says:

    So embarrassing but definitely something that needs to come to the light. Thankfully it only happens to be while I’m pregnant and have a cold. I think maybe it happened right after AK was born and I have a huge sneeze. These would definitely be great to have on hand!!

  12. Haven’t peed my pants due to LBL issues, but who knows what will happen after baby 3. I have heard that the more pregnancies you have the more you’re at risk for LBL. I do love that this issue is being openly talked about and more women are sharing their experiences. I definitely don’t think it’s something that we should be ashamed of.

  13. Amber says:

    Yep, I think many many moms can relate (even those who act like they can’t!) I realized it when I decided to start working out after I had my son to lose the baby weight. Ugggg! Lets just say jumping jacks and sit ups are easily on my “avoid unless working out alone” list LOL.

  14. I have definitely been there. It doesn’t happen every time but if I have been sick and coughing hard I definitely have that problem. Kegel exercises seem to help a lot for strengthening your control muscles. My mom has this problem as well. We like to joke about not getting her laughing because she will pee her pants. It’s not funny though when you are the one it’s happening too.

  15. Kate K says:

    Laughed so hard! After having 5 kids, I feel your pain. Suprise sneezes are the WORST!

  16. amber.m says:

    I’m with Carly on this one. I’ve heard SO many people have this problem, but I had c-sections & really don’t have this problem.

  17. Cute kids! I blame them too! Thanks for the free sample site!

  18. You know, I have to admit.. I didn’t even know this was a thing! Reason #103958292494 to not have kids I guess, haha. I’m glad you’ve found products that work for you, though!

  19. Karly says:

    I, unfortunately, have ALWAYS been plagued with bladder problems. I would always pee my pants on the trampoline, or if I laughed too hard, but now I can add sneezing, coughing, or jiggling too hard to the list of the things that release my bladder prematurely, ha ha ha. At least I’m no longer alone in the struggle!

  20. kendall says:

    Sounds like a fun day!! I know exactly what you’re talking about – after having two kids sometimes ya spring a leak! lol

  21. Emmy says:

    Oh the joys of womanhood! Thankfully there is something out there to help with those little incidents.

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  23. Navywife says:

    I had that problem but I ended up getting a urethral sling. Yes that’s the mesh that everyone’s sueing everyone about. I have to say though, it was one of the best decisions of my life. I can run and workout without needing a poise pad. I can’t wait to try a trampoline. Bonus I no longer dread sneezing.

  24. i’m always worried about this now that i’m pregnant! i hear after you give birth that it’s just really common. eek!

  25. Ange says:

    SO instead of having a kid, I’m just gonna go get another dog. kthanksbyeeeeeee :)

  26. Diane says:

    I’ve never had any kids; but I sometimes pee myself a little when I sneeze and especially when I have bad coughing spells from my allergies.

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