Incontinence When Pregnant and After Birth
Have you experienced little involuntary leaks during your pregnancy, or afterwards? Do you dread sneezing, coughing, laughing or even standing up from being seated?
Is it just me?
Incontinence when pregnant and after birth is very common. Sadly, not many women want to seek help and feel embarrassed about it.
Well, you shouldn’t! Keeping quiet and not seeking help could impact your social life, career, relationship and wellbeing. It's not worth sacrificing anything through shame of something that happens to so many women! Talk to your midwife or GP. They will find the right treatment, or refer you to a physio for pelvic floor exercises. Talking to a medical professional also helps reduce the possibility of urinary tract infections or amniotic fluid leaks.
How to help your bladder at home:
cut down on caffeine
keep drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day. Don’t avoid drinking as it might lead to a urinary tract infection!
avoid heavy lifting
consult your GP if you are constipated.
DON'T FORGET TO PROTECT YOUR BED!
If you’re worried about incontinence when pregnant and after birth, make sure to have a good waterproof mat to protect your mattress and bedding!
PeapodMats stay put even if you're known worldwide for your wriggling and fidgeting at night! A PeapodMat will also protect the bed if your waters break.
You can use them again and again to protect your bed. Smaller sizes of PeapodMats will also help to protect your sofa or armchair.
In a few year's time your Peapod mat will come in handy for potty training 👍
There's no shame in little leaks, just make sure you're protected!
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.