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!)
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.
The 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 😉
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?