Tuesday, February 26, 2013

how are you holding up?

After giving birth, I must confess that some things are happening with my body that I have very little to no control of. Among other things, it seemed like my bladder could not always do its part of holding up urine a little longer than it used to. I am talking about urinary incontinence. I thought incontinence can only be experienced by the elderly or those that are already past their retirement age but I was wrong. I didn't even think that a laughter can trigger a flow from my bladder. This actually bothered me for awhile but after a few reads on the Internet and after a word from a doctor (especially), I was somehow appeased.



To be honest, my urinary incontinence experience came to a point that I had to rely on these diapers and nappies for adults for awhile but after following a few exercises (Kegel exercises) that can help strengthen the muscles in my pelvic area, I was able to manage it well. Of course, it was not like I have totally dealt with it or gotten rid of it completely because there are still times (although not very often) that I would get a surprise flow when I find something too amusing and can't control my laughter. That's when these diapers or nappies can come in really handy. I realized I might as well wear one especially when I know I would be engaged in a fun conversation with friends during parties or when I would go on a long travel. How about you? How are you holding up? :-)

By the way, I also find these disposable ones helpful especially during heavier days of my period. There is this feeling of security on my part when I use them during Day 2 of my period instead of my regular pads. Ooopps, that was supposed to be a secret!:-)

11 comments:

Adin B said...

It is normal when you had a baby because things down their get stretchy and it takes awhile before the muscles goes back to somewhat normal. I do Kegel exercises even just sitting down. LOL! I did use napkins during the first week and I do use sanitary napkin everyday now. Our body sure does go through a lot of changes when we get pregnant and give birth. Hope you are doing well.

Makoy said...

So nice of you to share this. Some will be ashamed to share a story like this. Kudos!

Gven-Rose said...

I remember when I give birth to the little one 8 years ago, I need to wear adult diaper too...

melandria romero said...

i remember the days that we need adult diaper for my grand ma and i can't help but cry when i see her lying on bed

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

This is good alternative in order to make the incontinence to be comfortable despite the fact that sometimes it takes a while for kegel exercises to be effective. These are good product to use especially to those aged people.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I had a hard time holding my pee when I was pregnant but luckily after giving birth, it went back to normal.. It's nice though that there are adult nappies nowadays..

Pinx said...

I experienced the same thing too when I was pregnant with my two boys. Mine was worse because I had cough and every time I "bark" there goes the "surprise." lol! i used just panty liners and it was not enough. That's right, doing Kegel exercises is one way of eliminating that.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

This looks like a great solution to incontinence. Will keep this in mind for when I need this.

Kaye Figuracion said...

What a great adult diaper you featured here. This is perfect for people in old age and the mothers who just gave birth.

Diva Fabulosa said...

I had this too when I just gave birth! It was terrible but adult diapers are great solution indeed!

Mommy Liz said...

There are so many people using adult diapers for urinary incontinence, and that is something not to be embarrassed about. It happens to a lot of people. Aren't we glad that there are diapers available for adults? Otherwise, you will keep changing your undies, skit or pants and such :)

Liza Barnett

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