Monday, January 4, 2016

Light Bladder Leakage and Pregnancy! #MyPoiseMoment

If you're a long time follower of my blog then you know I'm now on my third pregnancy with you fabulous readers. All together this is my fifth pregnancy and I'm going to get real honest today about some of the unexpected things that may pop up while you're pregnant (and may never leave!)

When you have your first pregnancy, a lot of things are new and can catch you off guard, but light bladder leakage can be unexpected, shocking, and embarrassing. While these issues may go away after you have your child, after a couple more children it seems as though light bladder leakage never fully goes away. Since this is my fifth pregnancy, my LBL issues started more frequently in my first trimester and I was searching for ways to help cope with my issues and be comfortable at the same time.

While I'd just kind of been dealing with the LBL issues, I was thrilled when I got the chance to try out and talk about Poise Pads courtesy of Sam's Club.

What causes LBL?

Just as no two women are alike, there's no single reason that LBL happens. Some of the most common things that lead to uninvited leaks include:
  • Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
  • Being overweight
  • Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease
  • Bladder or urinary tract infections
  • Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)

I visited my local Sam's Club recently and I was on the hunt for their Poise selections. One thing I love about Sam's Club is that the store is sectioned off so well, so I knew exactly where I needed to go! Looking at both their Poise Liners and Poise Pads, I opted for the pads for more over all protection and buying in bulk helps my wallet too! 

Features and benefits of Poise Pads

  • Designed specifically for light bladder leaks unlike period-only products
  • Stays 3X drier than leading period-only pads
  • Protection that doesn’t just mask odors – it neutralizes it
  • Absorb-loc core quickly locks away wetness and absorbs odor
  • Leak-Block* Sides for outstanding protection
  • Dry-Touch Layer to help you stay comfortably dry
  • Maximum absorbency
  • Each Maximum Pad is individually wrapped for convenience

If you'd like to order online, you can! For the rest of the month when club members order online you'll receive a $4 discount for the Poise Very Light Absorbency Liners and an $8 discount for the Poise Maximum Absorbency Pads. You can get free shipping to your home or select store pick up for the next time you pop in for shopping! You can also order a membership online for $45 with an option to have two cards per account. 

I love these pads because I'm able to wear them comfortably while running my busy household with four children and not be afraid every time I sneeze, get scared, or my son decides to kick my bladder. I'm open with my family and my children about my LBL because it's a natural thing that can happen, I just wasn't aware because no one really informed me or talked about it. Live your life and protect yourself! Be comfortable and confident with Poise Liners or Pads and see what's out there!