First things first: know that you’re not alone. Lots of new moms experience a sensitive bladder after having a baby. Do you feel a little urine drip out
sometimes when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exert yourself a lot?
This is called stress incontinence — and it’s most likely caused by a weakened pelvic
floor. Your pelvic floor muscles can be stretched from the weight of your baby in your body.
How Common is This?
According to a Mumsnet survey, 35 percent of women experience leaks/incontinence after pregnancy (Mumsnet.co.uk survey of 1,530 respondents), so there are
a lot of moms who know what you’re going through. Here are a few tips to help you.
Tips for Tackling a Sensitive Bladder
More than 70 percent of women who experience stress incontinence after pregnancy can be helped through these simple steps:
- Do pelvic floor exercises every day
- Try relaxation techniques
- Drink lots of water (filtered tap water is best)
It takes a little time to get your pelvic floor and body back to usual, so stay protected in the meantime by using a specialized product like Always Discreet.
As always, if you have any specific questions or doubts — especially if you’re in pain — talk to your doctor.