Let me tell you about my knee-crossing giggling fit disaster. You would almost think that by now I would know enough to get myself to the wash room in time. I can see this happening to my five-year old, but to me, really? How embarrassing!
Everyone that knows me well, knows that I am a real giggler. I love to laugh and I truly believe that’s a good thing. In life there are too many things that cause people to be sad or angry, and having a good-hearted laugh once in a while is very welcome and healthy.
A lot of laughs come when sitting around with my sister and talking about the good old days (well actually not that old), and things that we had done as kids. Some of the stories actually make me cry tears, they are so funny. We were definitely crazy kids. How we didn’t drive my mom nuts is beyond me.
Up until I had kids, the only thing that sprung a leak when I was having one of my giggling fits was my eyes. Like I mentioned, I can laugh until I cry. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly where the leak came from this time around.
Sitting around chatting and checking out past school photos, my sister and I came across one that belonged to a family member, no names being mentioned but it was hilarious! The expression, the hair and the clothes. Hey, I know none of us looked great but seriously this was something way out there.
I started to laugh. I looked at my sister and she was laughing, that made me laugh more. Before I knew it I was into a full knee-crossing giggling fit. Why the knee-crossing? If I hadn’t crossed my knees I would have wet the chair more than I did (thanks kids). Depend® would have been very handy in stopping the embarrassing wet spot on the chair. Or sitting on a towel, had I known I would laugh that hard.
Did you know that bladder control issues are quite common in women after child-birth? This common postpartum symptom is caused by the pregnancy, delivery and weakened muscles around the bladder and pelvis, which make it harder for you to control when urine starts… or when it stops.
Approximately 3.3 million Canadians are affected by bladder control issues, but the topic is not widely discussed. Many sufferers are deterred from talking about it or seeking help because of feelings of shame and embarrassment.
Visit the Depend® website and see how they are dedicated to bringing back the confidence and freedom to people who suffer with bladder control issues. They and I want to remind everyone who suffers from bladder control issues that there is a solution, and that we can all live an active, fulfilling life and do everything we want to do!
Postpartum symptoms such as bladder control issues usually rectify themselves (try kegel exercises – they really helped me) but not always, so don’t be embarrassed, there are many moms that are in the same boat.
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