Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mommyhood and Bladder Leakage #Underwareness #Sp

This post is sponsored by Depend but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


     I always knew I wanted to be a mom.  I looked forward to it all.  I could not wait to hold my babies, hug them, play with them, teach them, everything.  I knew everything would not be perfect, but I was ready.  Really there wasn't anything I wasn't ready for or so I thought.  Then after I had my first son I started to experience something that I didn't really know would happen.  Then I had my second and it was worse.  I hadn't really even read about it in the millions of books I read preparing for mommyhood.  Its bladder leakage.



     Yes, I said it!  I have experienced it quite a few times. I would be just walking and let out a sneeze.  But that sneeze has more power then it used to.  Now there is something come out down there too.  It wouldn't be a lot, but enough to notice.  How embarrassing is that?  And sometimes I don't even have to sneeze, maybe a cough or a laugh might set it off.  It is not something fun or something that just goes away either.  Evan is 2 1/2 years old and I still have a few incidents.  And teaching high school I don't really want to pee my pants in front of a class of teenagers.


     Depends has started a movement they call #Underwareness about 2 years ago.  This is a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. Did you know that there are more people in their 20's with bladder leakage problems then in their 80's?  There are more people 50 and under then above 60 with bladder leakage problems.  It always seems like bladder leakage and products are for older people, but really its all of us.  And this effects so many mommy's out there.  In the Depends movement for Underwareness they have developed the Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs in a lower rise for a more underwear look, fit and feel.  Plus they come in both black and beige. This means we don't have to feel like we are wearing a big bulky diaper to get good protection.


      Depends is trying to encourage people to show their support for women with bladder leakage.  For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depends products, the Depends brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the reasearch and education of bladder leakage. Visit www.Underwareness.com to support the cause and get your free samples of Depends Silhouette Active Fit.



This post is sponsored by Depend but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

26 comments:

  1. I think this is a wonderful idea! There' s such a stigma attached to bladder leakage, and their shouldn't be.

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  2. This is such a great idea. I didn't know so many people had issues with bladder leakage.

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  3. What a great initiative. I think it's important to show support for women with leakage issues and let them know they're not alone.

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  4. This is a great project and I hope they reach the $3 million goal! It's an embarrassing issue, but one that needs to be addressed.

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  5. Thank goodness for products like these that are helping more women to cope with the issue a little more comfortably. I also hope they reach their $3 million goal!

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  6. I'm glad they've come out with a product that's more like underwear and less like diapers. Bladder leakage is hard enough for self esteem!

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  7. I'm glad there's products like these! I'm sure there's so many people who will benefit from these!

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  8. This does sound like a useful tool to keep around. The fact that they are discreet makes them awesome.

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  9. It is great that the underwear have been designed to fit comfortably under slacks or a dress. I am surprised to see the statistics. I think one of the benefits of awareness is that the elderly can now have "stylish" underwear that protects them from leakage, as well. Score another win for the Baby Boomers and Depends!

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  10. I really appreciate that they are bringing this issue to light in a positive manner. I also like that Depends are focusing on discretion and style.

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  11. The styles are so discreet nowadays too! Such a great campaign for so many women

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  12. I love the colors Depends comes in. They look like they are comfortable to wear.

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  13. Wow! I guess all the thongs have been retired. At least the styles are pretty discrete

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  14. This is a future fear of mine in the future when I have kids. My mom said she has these minor bladder issues after having 3 kids but I am happy Depends is more than just adult diapers now!

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  15. I appreciate that there are things people can do to help with bladder leakage.

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  16. I think I have a few friends who suffer from bladder leakage. I wonder if they use Depends?

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  17. My sister-in-law and I were laughing at the ads. Can you imagine? But they are working, and I hope they're helping break down the associated stigma too.

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  18. After 3 pregnancies, I am glad there are products out there like this. Also I am glad that they are breaking the stigma because there are people my age and younger that suffer from leakage issues.

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  19. I know many women are going to be thrilled to see this product. Long gone are the days where anyone but babies need to feel like they are in a diaper.

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  20. There are so many things, both wonderful and less than wonderful, I wasn't expecting about being a mother. This is one of those things.

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  21. Bladder leakage is far more common than you think, and not just older women. Most women who have had a child will experience it at some point in their lives. Nice that there are products like this!

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  22. How brave of you to open up like this! You shouldn't be embarrassed and kudos to Depend for trying to make others feel that way as well.

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  23. good to keep around for the just incase, after having 2 children i can totally replate.

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  24. This is such a common issue but no one wants to talk about it! Thanks for opening up and sharing a solution.

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  25. I'm not really looking to the point when I have to wear those, but I'm glad we have options. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. If i had to wear these i would! They look like the best option and very discrete, love that!

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