Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Always Keeps Urinary Incontinence Discreet

Okay mamas, it's time again to chat about our baby bodies. More importantly, our LADY BUSINESS. Yes, we're going to be chatting about vaginas here y'all. So if you're shy, uncomfortable or don't want to hear about changes that might occur to your body post baby or as you age, here's your warning. 



Here's the deal: any woman that has been nine months pregnant, with a full bladder and sneezed, laughed, or coughed has done it. Some ladies who haven't even birthed babies, just plain old "regular" aging have weakened pelvic floors have probably done it, too. Many older ladies, our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc, they likely have done it at one point or another. 

We discuss everything in our lives, but this? It's avoided, just not really discussed.  I am going to talk about it. AGAIN.  We discussed stress incontinence and our body changes in the past. Today, I want to provide you all with a little bit of information about why Always' new line of Discreet Liners, Pads AND even disposable Underwear work and keep things discreet when your body doesn't hold up for you!



While working as an Occupational Therapist in hospitals, acute rehabilitation facilities and even as an adult outpatient therapist, one of the questions I always asked my female patients was about their bladder control. Without giving too many details and maintaining their privacy, I'd say more than 25-30% of women said they experienced stress incontinence or urinary urgency. That's a lot of ladies with weak pelvic floor musculature. Fortunately, there's a fantastic line of liners, pads and underwear by Always Discreet that can help you maintain your dignity if you have any urinary incontinence issues.
Always Discreet Liners
  • Absorbs 2x more than you need*     
  •          *Based on average US consumer usage
  • Thin and flexible design gives you discreet incontinence protection
Always Discreet Pads
  • Full length Dual LeakGuards™ help prevent leaks
  • Up to 40% thinner than the leading brand to help keep your incontinence protection discreet
Always Discreet Underwear
  • Soft Dual LeakGuards™ help prevent overactive bladder leaks where they happen most – at the legs
  • Advanced Triple Layer Core helps pull, trap and lock away urine wetness and odor
Just today my friend R.N. said:
"The moment when you're sitting on the couch nursing your baby, and feel a warm sensation in your lap. You think to yourself, "did I just pee my pants?" Because let's face it, after you've birthed a baby, that can be a legitimate question." 
And it is. It totally is a legit question!


When you're pregnant, as you gain or lose weight, and as you age,  those pelvic floor muscles don't quite hold things up and in like they should. All the extra weight you're carrying around, the pressure and stress on your pelvic floor, it's just too much to be able to keep things. What you need is a little something that will help maintain some discretion when these moments happen. No worries though, Always Discreet liners, pads and underwear can SAVE the day. Trust me. After my delivery of my first, I had some serious issues with bladder strength. I required the use of pelvic floor physical therapy to get my lady bits back in business. SAME issue with my twins. For sure.

Last June, Mommypotamus tells us why we need to pee in the shower. I absolutely had to share her post; not only because it's informative, but it will definitely make you laugh. Please, urinate before reading that link. I cannot be held liable for any incontinence episodes following reading that post.
Just for those that are interested in strengthening up that pelvic floor, here's some recommendations on how to strengthen the pelvic floor. Though, as an Occupational Therapist, I'm going to tell you that this isn't a fast fix. There ARE women's health specialists in helping to restore your pelvic floor. Believe it or not, this is the STANDARD of care in France postpartum. In the US, you can find professionals and are good at what they do. I found a pelvic floor physical therapist To find one, go to www.apta.org Go to their “Find a PT” section. Select “Women’s Health” as the specialty area from the drop down menu. Look for one in your area. If you have physical therapy coverage, this is covered, too.  

In the meantime? Make sure you subscribe to Target's Always Discreet Subscription Service, so you don't have to even worry about picking up your Always Discreet liners or pads at the store. They'll deliver to your house- and at a DISCOUNT! When you subscribe, you receive for 20% off. What are you waiting for?! Subscribe for  Target's Always Discreet Subscription Service  now!


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Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. This post was sponsored by Always Discreet and financial compensation was received for this post.  Ramblings of Mama will only make recommendations that we feel are beneficial to our readers, and the sponsor and any compensation received for this post in no way affected the opinion or any statements presented. The information presented above is NOT to replace the advice of your physician and is for informational purposes only. Please speak with your physician or other medical providers prior to taking any supplements, following suggestions, or participating in any new exercise programs. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Links enclosed may contain affiliate links. If you have any questions or would like your product or company featured on Ramblings of Mama, please Contact Michelle

25 comments:

  1. Ever since having my second baby I've had bladder problems and I refuse to get the mesh sling for a dropped bladder. This gives me a different option. Thank you!

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  2. I get these problems! My mom says it is from having 2 kids but it started later, after having my neck surgery. I had nerve damage and I think it damaged something 'down there' and now if I laugh too hard or cough too hard I have to squeeze down there really hard and run to the bathroom. Yes, TMI, but just sharing that these pads aren't only for old people.

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  3. I don't have leakage issues, but there is a whole group of moms in my zumba class who do & there is always a collective sigh when a song with jumps comes on!

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  4. I don't have this problem yet anyways. I like the idea though of a subscription service for the pads. Target is one of my favorite places to shop and it is genius that they started a subscription service. I am big fan of Always products so if I ever develop incontinence issues I will look into this more. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I don't want to get old and lose my bladder!

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  6. Thankfully even though having two babies, I don't have this problem, but I probably have to credit c-sections for this. This would be the only good thing about c-sections.

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  7. After having 2 pregnancies and 3 babies (twins) my bladder has had it. I actually had to go to a doctor for help, and am on the mend. I have purchased these pad before, and really like them.

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  8. I am glad that even after 5 kids I don't have a need for this yet but nice to know it is there for those that do! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. After three kids I have had to use products like this. I had no idea that Always makes this product! I love how small and discreet this is for slipping in my purse or in my pocket.

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  10. I experienced urinary incontinence after pregnancy.. It's not easy to deal with. I love Always and i've been using their products for years. They're so comfy. No irritation

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  11. They are so incredibly compact! Thats amazing!

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  12. This is so helpful for any woman with bladder problems. It happens to more women then one might think. I know it's very common after pregnancy. Love that there are products available for us ladies. - Sarah

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  13. Great tips, I love how small and discrete they are! Plus it's nice to have a review from a person...not a company!

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  14. its very common problem after pregnancy, it happened to me

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  15. Fortunately I've never had to deal with this but I've heard its very common. Its nice to know that theres a solution thats discreet for those who need it.

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  16. As of right now, I don't have this issue. I will keep this in mind for the future.

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  17. My mom suffers from light incontinence. She is doing Kegel exercises and it really helps. There are times, though that when she sneezes, it still surprises her. She's using Always Discreet underwear and she loves it.

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  18. While I have not encountered this problem, I know heaps of friends that do! I will be sharing your wonderful hints and tips and the biggest problem my friends say is when they laugh or sneeze! Always Discreet underwear seems to save the day!

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  19. Your post is very useful, as not long ago I have received a sample of the Always Discreet Underwear and I am planning to send the package to my mom. Mom has this problem and even though she received medication, she still has bladder leaks. I also recommended her to try the Kegel exercises. Will see how all this will turn out.

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  20. Good tips. Nice there is a discreet way to handle it

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  21. This sounds like a great product. My mom suffers from LBL, she could use this.

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  22. Those look great for those who have leakage issues.

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  23. After my three girls I can't even cough without wetting myself. I love Always Discreet they will also work in a pinch when you don't have regular pads for that time of the month. Thank you for making me laugh with this post.

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  24. Interesting post. I've never had children, so I haven't ever had to deal with this type of issue. I supposed it's good to have products out there that can help with the crazy changes and stresses a woman's body goes through during and after pregnancy.

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  25. Glad to know there will be a safe solution if i ever run into that problem. I know some older ladies I know that have that problem in the cold months and always rush to the restroom. Thanks for sharing.

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