This is a sponsored post with Poise and Acorn Influence #TryImpressa.
Ok, it’s time to get real again here at Uncreative Mommy, time to talk about things we wish we never had to. Bladder leakage is the topic today. If you are a mom, you probably know all about the little leak, the pee a little every time you sneeze, laugh, blink? I have known it all too well for the last 15 years and hate every time it happens. I take solace that I am not alone though and that there is an actual name for it…Stress Urinary Incontinence. Until recent years, I was always afraid to even talk about my SUI because of stigma surrounding it and I was always embarrassed. But I now ask why should we be embarrassed? It’s perfectly natural and normal and happens to more women than I ever knew about, roughly 35 million women worldwide.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) occurs when the bladder leaks a little during physical activities and exertion and can even happen when laughing too hard. For me, it happens more often during cold and flu season, which is currently making it’s way through my house. For many years, I have been forced to wear pads and pantyliner’s during this most unfortunate season and I dread it ever year as they tend to dry out the skin and cause irritations.
Then, last month, I was asked to shop at Walmart and try out Poise Impressa® Bladder Supports, just in time for cold and flu season. I admit, I was a bit hesitant and skeptical because they remind me of tampons and are even inserted the same way, however, they are non-absorbent. I couldn’t figure out HOW they would prevent leakage if tampons don’t.
Then I actually bought the sizing kit and the instructions laid to rest those doubts, but I still wasn’t completely convinced. First, you try out size 1, make sure that it is comfortable and then test for leakage. If there is still leakage, try number 2, again making sure that it is comfortable. Again, if there is still leakage, try number 3.
So how exactly do Poise Impressa® Bladder Supports work? They gently lift and support the urethra, preventing leaks from happening. According to the diagram, it pushes the urethra closed, yet it does not prohibit normal functions.
Now, Poise Impressa® Bladder Supports has become such a staple, that I have them in the bathroom, well within reach and have added them to my cold and flu season essentials bag as well!
Do you suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence? Have you tried Poise Impressa® Bladder Supports? Tell me your story in the comments!