Okay, here’s the real deal: I turn into a human waterpark when I sneeze, cough or laugh. My friends — bladder leakage is no joking matter.
Having 3 kids naturally will do that to you. When I was pregnant the added pressure of a baby doesn’t help. However the transformation to a human sprinkler started after having my first child, worsened after my second and now I’m basically wearing adult diapers (OK, pads!) to keep from peeing myself. I know—sexy. Ha!
This post is sponsored in partnership with Poise®. Three cute kids and struggles of wetting myself are my own.
A few months ago my allergies were killing me and I was sneezing throughout the day—and yes, I had to change my undies every time because if I was standing up, there was absolutely no way to control the leakage.
If I started to laugh, I’d have to sit down, clench and cross my legs to keep from letting it flow. It’s become a joke with my mamá who has the same problem, which makes us laugh harder and we are each begging each other to stop because we are wetting ourselves. But then it’s not funny anymore and we have to change.
It’s a serious damper on our fun!
But you know what? Joking aside, this shiz is fo’ real and I finally had my “aha” moment when I wet myself in public at Target and could hear the “squish squash” sound of my wet flip flops as I waddled out of there, mortified.
It was time to take action against light bladder leakage (LBL), swap out the period pads for the thin yet super absorbent and discreet Poise Thin-Shape Pads*and Poise® Impressa® Bladder Supports, which are a tampon-like non-absorbent product to help prevent bladder leaks. Of course, first thing I did was get my mamá a supply too!
Now when she is set to come over she’ll text saying, “Don’t forget to wear your pee pee pad!”
I do as my mamá tells me—and we enjoy a girls evening of wine, gossip and laughter nice and dry.