Many of my readers are moms, and there’s this female issue we sometimes joke about in our mom circles, but it can be quite a nuisance for many women. You know, it’s that minor inconvenience where you’re about to sneeze and you must run off to the bathroom before you pee your pants. This is not so minor for many women though, it’s called stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and 35 million women experience it. You shouldn’t have to run to the bathroom to sneeze!
SUI is a common type of bladder leakage, which can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting or even exercise. After giving birth, especially multiple times, it can be especially tough for women to control. In fact, just today I talked to a mom friend at school about a time she actually did have a sneezing ‘accident’ at Walmart and how she now has to carry extra clothes in her car, just in case it happens again. If this is all too familiar to you, there is a solution you might want to try called Poise Impressa Bladder Supports.
Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are the first over-the-counter internal product designed to help stop leaks before they happen. They are discreet and can help prevent leaks for up to 8 hours each day, giving women a renewed sense of freedom and confidence. You can get back to your busy life without having to worry about running to the bathroom every time you sneeze or laugh!
Safe, comfortable and effective, Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are inserted like a tampon. However, Impressa does not absorb leaks like a tampon; rather it gently lifts and supports the urethra to help stop leaks before they happen. They are available in 3 sizes that adapt to the unique internal shape of a woman’s body. A Poise Impressa Sizing Kit is available to help women find the size that fits most comfortably while helping to stop leaks.
*You should NOT use Impressa Bladder Supports if you:
- Are under the age of 21
- Are pregnant, may become pregnant or have given birth within the last 3 months
- Have experienced unusual or unexpected vaginal bleeding within the last 6 months
- Have pain or a burning sensation when you urinate (this could be a urinary tract infection)
- Are experiencing vaginal discharge that smells bad, irritation, soreness or itching (this could be a vaginal infection)
- Had vaginal surgery within the last three months
- Have already been diagnosed by your doctor with a severely dry (atrophic) vagina
*Ask a doctor before using if you:
- Have pain during intercourse or when inserting a tampon or tampon-like device (this could be an atrophic vagina)
- Often experience difficulty in retaining a tampon or tampon-like device (this could be vaginal prolapse)