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Let’s Get Real and Talk about Bladder Leak Help for Women  

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always Discreet. The opinions and text are all mine.

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So I have a confession to make: I don’t make friends easily. I’m friendly, I can hold a conversation well. I basically get along with everyone.

I’ve lived in Atlanta for almost 15 years now and it’s just within the last 5 years that I made really GOOD friends here.

And now that we all have kids…well, it’s a beautiful thing.

A few of my friends and I get together once in a blue moon to have wine, food, and to laugh and cry and vent about everything going on in our lives: the good, the bad and the ugly.

At our last gathering, one of my friends brought up the fact that after 3 kids, every time she laughed, she experienced bladder leaks. After a stunned silence, everyone, one by one began to chip in with their own experiences. It turned out, several of us at one time or another (especially after childbirth) had experienced some type of urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder.

It was enlightening.

It’s that one thing that none of us talked about, which was especially surprising since we talk about EVERYTHING else.

I shared my own story about how after giving birth to an 8 lb. 3 oz. Pookah, I had to actually have surgery on my bladder and spent many months dealing with stress incontinence and unexpected bladder leaks. I had kept it a secret from even my husband at the time because…embarrassed much?

But sitting in that sister circle with a glass of wine in my hand, it was easy to share my experience and listen to theirs and realize that I wasn’t alone!

Did you know that 1-in-3 women experience bladder leaks? And 1-in-2 African-American women experiences bladder leaks, but only 1-in-9 use incontinence products?

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It’s the stigma I think. I remember going to the store in the middle of the night and using the self-checkout lane to get those bulky uncomfortable pads for the “just in case” times. The Always Discreet Incontinence liners for light bladder leaks would have been perfect. They absorb 2x more than the leading period liner and have RapidDry ™ and OdorLock™ protection.

Always Discreet has feminine, discreet bladder leak protection products that can help us continue to live full, happy lives despite bladder leaks.

Women need to know that there is incontinence help out there. Always Discreet comes in liners, pads and underwear. SO that you can have the tools you need to live your best life.

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I’m looking forward to our next sister-friend gathering so that we can talk about life and the things that matter to us. These gatherings always let me know I’m not alone in this motherhood and womanhood journey. I love that we can talk about real life things and find out that we are not alone. It’s priceless.

Remember if you are experiencing stress incontinence or bladder leaks, there is incontinence help for women! Don’t be afraid to ask. Don’t be afraid to share. Your experience might help someone else.

Do you have a group of sister friends that you can talk to anything about?

This content was sponsored by Always Discreet but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Reply
    June 19, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Oh my gah! Lately I’ve been not feeling confident about…this. I’ve been so paranoid that all I can think about it whether there is an odor. I am definitely checking these out. I can’t stand nor feeling fresh!

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    Stephanie Jeannot
    June 19, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Sounds like you really have great friends that you can sit and talk to about everything. Not many have it that way. You are lucky and you should thank God for that.

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    Laurie Floyd
    June 19, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I am fortunate to have many great friends and I love getting together and talking with them! I think, like you said, many of us have suffered with this at some time or another. I am so glad that there are products out there to help!

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    Carrie Chance
    June 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Mine started before I had kids after a surgery that I had, and then when the kids came it got worse. Every time I feel a sneeze come on I get a sense of panic. Lol

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    Heather A Lawrence
    June 19, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I haven’t experienced this but my gosh I know when I was pregnant I was paranoid that I would experience bladder leaks.
    Thankfully there are products available that help!

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    June 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I haven’t experience this, only when I was pregnant! But I do know some older family members who talk about this issue. I don’t know if they have tried Always yet but I will pass the info along.

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    June 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    These are great products for women of younger age who have more than 1 child and older women as well. I have 4 kids and am thankful for this product.

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    June 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve been seeing the commercials for these and I really am intrigued. I love always pads and why not give them a try for bladder leaks too!

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    Liz Mays
    June 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Not having to worry about leaks will definitely allow people to get out there and do what they love. These discreet pads and liners sound great!

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    June 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    That’s great that they have different options pads or underwear. I’m not there yet, but I know what to do when I get there now.

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    June 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I’m so glad you were able to talk about LBL with your friends. There needs to be less stigma about it. I mean seriously, we birth babies for goodness sakes. Something has to give, right?? With that being said, Always is a staple in my house. 😉

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    June 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    This is a real problem! Thanks for putting it out there!

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    Lois Alter Mark
    June 19, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    There’s nothing like having close friends who you can talk to about anything, even if it’s embarrassing. It’s important to have these discussions so people don’t feel like they’re the only ones going through something.

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    Star Traci
    June 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Many of us deal with bladder leaks after children. I think it’s great that there are more options out there. It’s nothing to feel bad about ad we don’t want it to stop us from living our full lives! Thanks for starting a discussion.

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    September 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Great advice. This is a real problem.

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