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Pee! Panties! Poise!

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This has happened:

Poise Microliners for bladder leakage protection | Pee! Panties! Poise! via muddybootsnadiamonds.com
I checked and rechecked the packaging multiple times to make sure I wasn’t getting the liners meant for my period. Why must they make the packaging so similar? I know these are with the Depends, but even those can be mistaken for a Lady-Time product if you have no idea what you’re really looking at.

I feel lucky that I was able to avoid needing these after G was born. They would have been helpful a handful of times, but I can count on one hand the number of times I had to change my underwear because I peed myself. But giving birth to L has made bladder control a thing of the past.

Sneezing, coughing, blowing my nose, air escaping my derrière (ahem)…If I don’t remember to cross my legs before it happens pee often happens too. And if it doesn’t it sure feels like it will.

Being sick this winter has made things in this department ridiculous. I decided it was time to go the liner route.  And since bladder leakage can be quite common in women my age due to pregnancy and birthing a child, I decided not to be ashamed. I’m not done having kids (I don’t feel done anyway) so I’m not going to consider surgery to try to correct the issue. I’ve done more keegles in the past year and a half than I ever have in my life and that isn’t helping. So, incontinence liners it is!

After all, it’s more convenient to change a liner than your panties.

Curious to know why it’s not the best idea to use pads designed for your period if you have bladder control issues? Check out this post!

11 thoughts on “Pee! Panties! Poise!

  1. The way I feel is that there’s no shame after giving birth. And I think it helps others who might not want to talk about it be open! I remember when oliver was a couple days old being in the hospital with him while he was under the lights and i had uncontrollable bladder issues. They got better thank goodness and things are ok in that depajrtment but my cross to bear has been hemorroids. I just had a procedure to have them removed (we’re done in the baby department). So glamorous lol!
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    1. Oohh, I’m so sorry to hear about the hemorroids!

      I totally agree that feeling comfortable discussing it helps bring more awareness. When I read your comment I realized that I haven’t really had any discussions about bladder control after pregnancy with my friends unless I brought it up. And even then it’s been with people who have only had 0-1 kids and it hasn’t really been an issue for them.

    1. I’m pretty sure I have it. I swear I felt my ab muscles splitting when I was pregnant with L. I can’t stand being touched in that area though, so I haven’t done the finger check. I asked my midwife about it at my postpartum check up and she basically said it happens to all women and I could do sit ups and/or yoga to help it. Humph.

      I was told lower-ab crunches can be helpful with the bladder issue, but I never remember to do them. I will look into other exercises though 🙂

    1. I hate liners and pads too 🙁 I don’t know what makes these different, but I’m going to try and find out as I’ve always wondered the same thing.

    1. I honestly have no idea what makes them different but they are supposed to be. I will try and look into that question. I’d be a whole lot easier if they made a single product that would work for both issues. It’d definitely save me some money 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oh how handy! I didn’t know these existed but it is a good idea that they do as I am sure they are helpful for so many women. However, I don’t think they have them down here in the DR. Funny, I sneezed as I was writing that sentence. No pee.. but I do have my legs crossed 😉

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