sneezing and running-induce incontinence in moms

Mary - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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When my doctor told me after my daughter was born that I might pee in my pants a little when I sneezed, coughed, etc, I thought, 'nahh, that won't happen to me." But, it has! The most annoying thing is having running incontinence. i don't pee right before my run so I have a TOTALLY EMPTY bladder, I have an uncomfortable feeling of having to pee my entire run. If I continue my run, sure enough a little pee leaks out as I'm jogging! So, I guess I'm just venting here. Do you have the same problem? Will Kegel exercises help?

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Renee - posted on 11/24/2009

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Both my older sisters have issues with this...to the point they always wear some type of bladder protection. The only time I seem to have issues with it is when I am pregnant and sneeze or cough really hard.

Cheryl - posted on 11/23/2009

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YES YES YES- do Kegels before it gets worse. I've had three full term pregnancies now and each time it gets worse. I wish I would have started Kegels with the first like they told me to, but I thought it wasn't a big deal.

Amy - posted on 11/23/2009

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That hasn't happened to me, but I have heard it happening to a lot of people who did say kegel exercises did help. Also, I did them a LOT before I got pregnant and during, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. My guess is that it may take time for the kegel exercises to make a difference, it's kind of like working out other parts of your body, you don't always notice a difference right away.



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