Take the (pelvic) floor

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - The Buzz -

When you’re run­ning around af­ter a fam­ily, the last thing you want to waste en­ergy on is worrying about light blad­der leak­age (LBL) when­ever you cough, laugh or sneeze. A recent sur­vey by Poise found that, even though 86 per cent of mums have ex­pe­ri­enced LBL, many are re­luc­tant to talk about it. Of those af­fected, 46 per cent said they’d avoided socialising, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and in­ti­macy be­cause of feel­ings of em­bar­rass­ment, anx­i­ety and loss of con­fi­dence re­lated to LBL. Work­ing on your pelvic floor mus­cles over time will stem the flow but, in the mean­while, specif­i­cally de­signed pads can help. See your GP if you have con­cerns.

Poise Pads Su­per (pack of 14), $5.99 Pelvic Floor First app, Google Play & iTunes, free

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