Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Depend #Underwearness Movement Drop Your Pants #DropYourPants #Sp


This post is sponsored by Depend.
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      Just the other day I was talking to my class about giving birth.  Its an Early Childhood Education class and we are talking about prenatal right now.  My students have lots of questions during this unit. I think in every class period the question about if you pee yourself after you have a baby came up.  So I had to be honest with them and said, yes.  Most often you will have some leakage if you cough, sneeze, laugh, or even move sometimes.  Unfortunately it comes with the territory.  I admit it has happened to me a few times.  After having 2 kids, it is enviable.  Shoot after just 1 kid I have had it happen.  That sneeze comes out of no where and all of a sudden you find yourself running for the bathroom.  It is most definitely not pretty or funny.  There are a few things that can be done to prevent the embarrassing wetness that many women experience.





     One thing that can help is doing Kegel exercises.  I had to explain this to my students cause they had no idea what that was.  So the muscle that you use to start and stop the flow of urine is called the Kegal.  It is recommended to exercise that muscle to strengthen it.  The stronger the muscle the less likely there will be leakage.  Another thing is to immediately go to the bathroom when you feel the need to go.  Don't hold it, even a little.  Often when we thing we only need to go a little and it can wait it really can't and there is more then we think.  So when you feel the need to pee, just go pee.  And the third is to use Depend undergarments.  Depend are a discreet way to make sure all those opps! moments are not embarrassing ones.


     Right now Depend is starting the Underwearness movement.  They will donate $1 (up to $3 million) over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage.  So for every pant drop, photo and video shared using the #Underwareness and #DropYourPants you can help raise awareness as well as money.


     While your at it, claim your free samples today by visiting Depend and clicking on the "Get a Sample" button located at the top right-hand side of the screen.  Then you can select the sample you would like to receive.

 This post is sponsored by Depend. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure


28 comments:

  1. How great that Depend is working to help people get over the stigma of bladder leakage. I love this campaign!

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  2. Wow. Depend has certainly come a long way since my great grandmother had to wear them. You'd never know someone was wearing these.

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  3. Such a great movement! I think this is a fun way to do a campaign!

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  4. I think it is great that there is a quality product to wear when there are bladder issues. Thanks Depends!

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  5. I think its great that Depends is working to take away some of the embarrassment that comes with leakage. Heck, there are folks without kids who leak from time to time.

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  6. This is a fun thing that Depends is doing. I'm laughing at the pants on the ground. I've seen a few other photos. It is good to bring "awearness" to this, because it does happen.

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  7. Bladder leakage is not a fun thing. Been there done that. But now I am healed. So great that Depends is starting an underwareness movement. Everyone needs to know that bladder leakage can happen to any of us.

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  8. What a great campaign, it definitely is more common than people think! I hope that more people start to realize that!

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  9. Good ideas. Some have this problem and could really need this.

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  10. i'd rather poke fun about a serious issue and help people realize they aren't alone than keep quiet!
    its a great campaign!

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  11. The campaign kind of make me giggle. I love that they are bringing awareness to this, though!

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  12. Nobody likes peeing themselves. I am glad that these companies are working to make it more comfortable to talk about it!

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  13. I love this campaign. I am 1 in 4 since I had my children and it is so embarrassing. Imagine playing hide-and-seek and when you have to run, you have to run inside. Ends the game and is no fun!

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  14. This is such a great campaign. MS can also make you lose bladder control and have leakage. So many have leakage and do not realize it's normal, it happens and there are products to assist you in leading a drier life! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. This is great there is a product to help with this issue! Awesome campaign!

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  16. My mom used to say you never find answers if you don't ask questions. How wonderful Depends is giving the facts about bladder leakage without the need for consumers to ask.

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  17. Thanks for helping with this campaign. Seems like a great product.

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  18. I'm totally going to need this in a few weeks. Haunted Houses scare me but I love them lol!

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  19. It's a nice cause and glad depends is doing a fun campaign! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I just love this campaign. So hilarious but brings an important situation to light!

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  21. I can't imagine having to deal with this issue. But at least Depends is there to make it easier

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  22. Sometimes when I hold it I replicate that "evacuating" scene from Austin Powers. It's embarrassing how long it takes to let it all out. lol

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  23. Since I had c-sections, I haven't had this issue yet. But I am glad I have Depends in case I do.

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  24. This campaign is huge! I love all the support this is getting for people with this issue.

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  25. This is such a great campaign. And I love seeing all of the pics on social media. :)

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  26. This is a great campaign! I had no idea there were so many people who suffered with this issue.

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  27. I am so glad there is more awareness around bladder leakage. I have to always know where a bathroom is and if go often. Did I am also potty training to little ones, which always makes me feel like I have to pee. LOL

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  28. Depends are seriously perfect for after having a baby. Sometimes your bladder is just so weak and you cant make it!

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