So I’m just going to say it, because it isn’t something to be embarrassed about. Around 62% of women will suffer some form of incontinence during pregnancy and around 50% will continue to have issues after childbirth. So why don’t we talk about it? The guys at Hartmann are trying to help.
I constantly needed the bathroom whilst I was pregnant. I would have to go before I left the office. Then again when I got to the bus station which was a 20 minute waddle from the office. It was then fingers and legs crossed for the bus journey and drive home. There were accidents. Especially if I was delayed at all.
Then when I had L I suffered a pretty bad tear. I needed to be popped through to the surgery to put me back together again. Which was a bit of a kick in the teeth after I had just given birth using only gas and air. What I didn’t consider at the time was what could happen to me afterwards. I was lucky.
Things remained pretty strong. I did my exercises. I didn’t suffer that badly at all. But there were moments. Mainly thanks to watching a Michael McIntyre DVD and laughing too hard.
My story is not unusual, not at all. So why don’t we talk about it? OK some of us do. But it’s hardly a normal conversation and if so many of us mums are dealing with it, it really should be.
There is help to be had, Hartmann’s incontinence pads stop any unfortunate accidents from becoming apparent. They are discreet and you can feel confident in them.
No need to be embarrassed, grab a pad and carry on, you won’t be the only one. Check out this great info graphic from Hartmann for your proof.
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