When your lifestyle is on hold because things are out of your control Trust Depend

Shortly after I had my second child I noticed a change in my body. I was finding myself always looking out for the restroom when out and worried about leaking. My bladder had been through many changes and was not bouncing back as quick as it had after my first pregnancy. Like most women I asked my friends what to do and they all said Kegels. These exercises were okay for a while but within a year I was pregnant with my third child.

During that pregnancy every time I laughed, coughed or sneezed I would experience a little leakage. People would tell me it was common, but I could tell it was more frequent than with the first two. Yes I was getting older and yes my bladder was experiencing a third pregnancy just like the rest of my body, but I was worried. At times I was even embarrassed and did not want to leave the house.  I spoke to my doctor and he assured me things would get easier after the baby was born. But they did not. He gave me options for medication and surgery but neither were of interest to me.

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See this was not a daily thing for me, it would happen out of nowhere with little warning. Sometimes it would happen if I was tired, under the weather or really, just because. I didn’t want to change my lifestyle because of the leakage.

Even now after having four children I am always prepared. I find I bring a change of clothes or protection along with me when I go out. As a family we often go out together hiking, walking, exploring the world around us. I will not let something like bladder leakage stop me from enjoying life and enjoying time with my children. I owe it to myself and them to keep going and get out and have fun. So many people experience this and yet we do not talk about it.

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Today living a busy life with a business and a family I am worried about leaks. If I feel under the weather, move the wrong way or sit for long periods I am certain I will regret it. I do not want to have to worry about what I am doing or what I am wearing ‘just in case’. I want to live my life and enjoy myself without limitations or concerns.

Introducing Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs

Depend Silhouette ActiveFit Briefs are a new wardrobe essential for the 3.3 million Canadians who experience bladder leakage:

  • The moderate-absorbency brief features a thin design
  • Features the trusted protection of the Depend brand which looks, fits and feels like real underwear. It’s low rise and sits below the waist
  • Available in black and beige colours
  • Retails for $18.99 and is available at mass retailers across Canada

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It is estimated that as many as 3.3 million Canadians, nearly 10 per cent of the population, experience some form of bladder leakage. The Depend brand, the incontinence category leader, is committed to enhancing the lives of those with bladder leakage by offering dignified solutions that provide comfort, protection and confidence through innovation and design. Visit Depend Silhouette ActiveFit Briefs to get more information, request free product samples and see why wearing a different kind of underwear is no big deal.

I like that the sizes are for all body sizes and types and there are a variety of colours to choose from. You can wear these discretely under your day to day clothes and not worry about leaks. Nothing will stop you now! So go for that hike, or workout or dance class and enjoy life.

What is incontinence?

Bladder leakage, also known as urinary incontinence, is a problem of the urinary system. Normally, the bladder stores urine, which is continually produced by the kidneys, until it sends the brain a signal that it needs to be emptied. When any part of the urinary system malfunctions, or if there’s an interruption of the signals between the bladder and the brain, urine leakage can result.

What causes it?

Bladder leakage is a symptom, not a disease, and may be caused by a number of factors.

  • Physical conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth or menopause can contribute to urinary leakage in women
  • Excess body weight has also been shown to be a risk factor since the extra weight puts pressure on the bladder and surrounding muscles
  • As men and women age, so do the bladder muscles causing them to lose their strength and weakening their ability to control urination
  • Certain medications prescribed for conditions unrelated to urinary system may also cause unwanted changes in bladder control
  • Certain foods and drinks, such as including caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods (like tomatoes and citrus fruits) and drinks, chocolate, artificial sweeteners, hot spices and carbonated drinks, can contribute to frequent urination

If you are like me and many others and experience incontinence you will want to try Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs. Right now they have an offer for a free sample so you can see for yourself!

Visit www.underwareness.com for a sample, more info and to reader other people’s stories now. Stat living your life to the fullest without worry!

 

This post has been brought to you by Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs. For more information, please visit www.underwareness.com.

Comments

  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    I don't have leakage issues, but there is a whole group of moms in my zumba class who do & there is always a collective sigh when a song with jumps comes on!

  2. I love these new depends briefs. I have a family member who has to wear briefs, and her main complaint is that she feels like she's wearing a diaper.
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  3. I'm so glad there are products like this out there. I don't need this YET but I've had 6 kids so I know it will come soon. So this is great to know there is options out there. I know quite a few people who really do depend on depends.

  4. I am glad there is products out there that are not diapers! As we all get older we still want our dignity and think they do a great job of that with these.
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  5. I need to give these a try so that I have more freedom to work out. It's not easy having LBL after giving birth.

  6. These could be so helpful for many mommas (and women in general) who have bladder leakage issues. It's nice to know that there are options available.
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  7. Wow! I can't believe that nearly 10% of the population experience bladder leakage. Makes me feel better about it!

  8. These actually work well! And the best part? They are comfortable!

  9. It's amazing what childbirth can do to your bladder. It's nice knowing that there are products out there.

  10. It is crazy the things we have to go through after having babies! I do leak a little sometimes if I laugh hard or cough. Not quite ready for Depend, but glad they are there when I need them.

  11. My friend just started using these. She has four kids and likes to be active with them. If she is running around she needs a little protection. She said they are very comfortable.

  12. I'm glad they came out with these. They're so discreet and they seem great even for active lifestyles.

  13. This seems to be a common problem in women, especially after having a child. Glad to know I'm not alone LOL!
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  14. It is great that there are products like this available to those who need them. Definitely makes life less stressful when you don't have to worry about leaks!

  15. It can be really embarrassing when this happens! I'm glad there's products to help conceal it!

  16. I have actually tried this product before, and it really does help a lot. Thanks for broaching this uncomfortable topic.
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  17. Scarlet of Family Focus Blog says

    Thanks for sharing out these. I know someone who may find them useful.
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  18. I have to share this with my mom. She suffers from light bladder leakage and she hates using disposable pads.
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  19. This issue is rampant among many moms I know, even in their 20s and 30s, yet rarely discussed. I’m so glad Depend came up with something that feels as everyday as regular undies and isn’t such an eye sore. It’s important for ladies to feel feminine and comfortable.

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