This is a sponsored post on behalf of Poise Impressa.
There are a lot of benefits of becoming a mother. You get a beautiful baby to play with. You find a new closeness with your partner. You have a new appreciation for what your body is capable of. So many wonderful things come your way. But there are some glaring omissions in the New Mom Handbook that would make your toes curl if you really knew about them.
For instance, did you know that many women, after having children, will experience Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)? This is the totally glamorous condition where you leak pee every time you laugh, sneeze or jump on a trampoline. It’s one of those things that affects so many people but no one ever wants to admit to.
Well I’m here to say that I have definitely experienced this frightful trend. And while I’m not exactly PROUD of it, I am not ashamed, either.
For the longest time, I’ve had to wear a pantyliner every day just to protect against the occasional leak. It doesn’t happen to me very often, and it’s usually only a problem if I really have to pee already. But a recent foray onto a bouncy house with my kids left me embarrassed when more than a trickle spewed forth from my nether regions. Ugh.
So I have invested in some kegel balls and will be working to try to make my downstairs stronger! But in the meantime I wanted to see if there was anything in particular that could help me beat the SUI phenomenon. Enter Poise Impressa.
Impressa is an internal product that women insert like a tampon. However, it is not meant to “soak up” anything. Instead, it creates a light pressure on your urethra to make sure you don’t leak in the first place. To figure out the right size, you need to buy a sizing kit. These are available at Walmart.
Start with a size 1 and see how it works. Your jean size is not indicative of your Impressa size. If a size 1 does not work, move up to size 2 and then size 3 if needed.
Remember that this product is designed for those who experience leakage when they laugh, sneeze, cough, dance or exercise. It is not appropriate for those who experience leakage when they have a strong urge to urinate. This is called Urge Urinary Incontinence and is not what Impressa is made for. Luckily, they do have a line of pads and liners that would work great for you.
You can learn more by reading the Impressa FAQ.
I will admit that I am working toward not needing this product by exercising my kegel muscles more. I don’t want to be incontinent. But while I head toward that goal, I am finding the Poise Impressa to be a really great tool in keeping me feeling confident and free. The next time I go on a bouncy house with my kids, I know that I will not have to worry about leakage.