Need advice from other moms

Jackie - posted on 01/17/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I didn't get pregnant till I was 29 and had my first child at 30. Since I was pregnant I would pee when I sneezed cough or when I did certain excerise. I just thought its because I was pregnant and my daughter was using my bladder as a punching bag (lol). Well now I am 33 years old and I am not pregnant and since birth I have occasionally had the same problem of having small accidents while I sneeze, cough or certain excerise. I have been doing kegals (spelling) since I was pregnant and still do them today to keep my muscles in shape as I we are talking about having another child.

What should I do? Is anyone else out there having the same problem and if so, what are you doing or have done about it?



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Patricia Ann - posted on 01/17/2013




your not alone it takes time ,but it happens to me on occasion now, when im going to sneeze I squeeze get it lol clamp it shut before you sneeze this works for me,im 43 by the way and had 4 boys one girl ive had my bladder be a punching bag a few times and all my babies were 8lbs 13oz..

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/17/2013




Oh, hon...Yep.

not only was your bladder a punching bag (I loved that analogy by the way), but your muscles were very strained. It does get better for most women, and there are only a few that I've known that had lifelong problems with bladder control after kids, but those few were rare.

For me, after 2 kids, it took almost 10 years for me to feel like I was "normal" as far as that goes. By normal, I mean I didn't have to stop as often for potty stops while traveling, and don't have as many little leaks as I did after the boys were born. But, the other thing that you have to take into consideration is that our bladder control deteriorates as we age, too, so it's never going to be back to "pre-baby" status.

It will continue to improve for you though. Just be prepared for it again after you have the 2nd one, and know that it may take a little longer to get back to a somewhat "normal" status.

In the meantime, I used the panty sheilds...attends, or depends...I can't remember which brand, but they do make one for what they like to term "occasional" leaks.

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