This post was created in partnership with Depend and Womensforum.
There are many types of patients that come to an OBGYN office. There’s the obvious pregnancy related patient, and then there are patients dealing with other issues ranging from gynecological to bladder related. There are a host of issues many that women don’t like to talk about such as bladder leakage. But it’s time to break down some walls and get real about the unavoidable.
Bladder leakage, which can be caused by physical stress placed onto your bladder is no longer associated with women over 60. No, if you’ve had multiple pregnancies a simple sneeze or laugh can cause you to have bladder leakage. The age range and causes of urinary incontinence is huge.
Many women who come into the office with bladder leakage related issues mention that they’re constantly wearing pads, and they discuss the discomfort of it. They want to feel like they’re not having a menstrual cycle daily. Especially women whom have very active lifestyles. Nothing makes you decline an invitation to go hiking or to a comedy club than the thought of having an accident because either there’s no close bathroom, or you know you’ll be laughing so hard that there’s no way you can hold it in.
I always recommend Depend® Silhouette® Slim Fit to my patients and even let them in on the secret that I too use them. We get a good laugh and the air in the room instantly lightens.
Why do we have such a stigma around bladder leakage? We expect our bodies to work perfect every single day. Mothers sacrifice more than nine months of pregnancy and then childbirth. She gives up having the body she had pre-pregnancy. Her organs shift, her bladder weakens, and everything is like elastic now. Sometimes, it doesn’t bounce back to how it was before. But just because we have some bodily issues does not mean we should give up comfort and style. Doesn’t need to mean we give up being active and enjoying our life.
Thankfully, Depend® Silhouette® Active Fit feels just like normal undergarments they even come in different colors to match any outfit. They are amazingly discreet, and unnoticeable. So you can say yes to that invitation to the comedy club or going hiking with the confidence that regardless of how much your bladder likes you that night, you’re in good hands with Depend® Silhouette® Active Fit.
Knowing that many of us are having the same issues, there is no reason not to talk about it! Using Depend® Silhouette Active Fit gives us our freedom back. Bladder leakage is just that, leakage. We have the solution to keep up with our active lifestyles.