We have to talk about it. PEE. Why not talk about it? Leaks are such a taboo topic for us women, but there’s absolutely no reason why since there’s so many of us who experience it. I think most of us just go day to day thinking “this is normal” but no! it’s not ladies and we need to talk about it without feeling judged.
Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Poise. All opinions are mine unless noted otherwise.
I have 3 kids, leaks happen. Not a lot but it does happen. I’ll be laughing or my husband will be tickling me or I’ll sneeze or even when I run. It’s so embarrassing and as much as I would try to hold it in, I couldn’t stop the leaks from happening. It’s called Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) A new, innovative products just hit stores this month from Poise. It’s called Impressa® Bladder Supports.
Impressa® Bladder Supports are a removable product that helps stop bladder leaks before they happen. Impressa® is inserted into the vagina like a tampon to gently lift and give support to the urethra. This added support to the urethra helps prevent urine from leaking. Using Impressa has given 9/10 women the confidence and freedom to enjoy life to the fullest. And it is the first over-the-counter internal product in the U.S. cleared by the FDA for the temporary management of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
Designed with your comfort in mind, Impressa® Bladder Supports are made of soft, flexible silicone enclosed in a non-absorbent covering. To discard it, pull gently on the string and simply throw it in the trash. The smooth plastic applicator has grips and a rounded tip for comfortable insertion. You can do all your normal activities but better because if you happen to sneeze you won’t have to cross your legs at the same time. Laughing with your girlfriends or playing with your kids? Again, no worries there!
I knew I had to head to Walmart and go in “that aisle” for the product. You know… where the “adult diapers” are. I mean really, I did not want to be seen there, but I quickly put aside my embarrassment because like I said, no reason for us to be ashamed when it happens to almost all women. Impressa® comes in three different sizes to adapt to your unique internal shape. But before you pick your size you need to know what size YOU are. This is where they aren’t like a tampon. Because they aren’t absorbent the sizes have nothing to do with a flow but instead your anatomy.
First find the Impressa® Bladder Supports Sizing Kit. Enclosed you will find 6 Impressa® Bladder Supports: two Size 1, two size 2 and two size 3. This will give you the ability to try size 1 a couple of times. If it isn’t comfortable or you still have leaks you move to Size 2 and then onto Size 3 if you need to. Once you find your perfect size you can head back to the store and purchase the box with only the specific size that’s best for you. Inside the Sizing Kit also has a $4.00 off coupon so don’t forget that when you head back to the store!
For more information on Impressa® Bladder Supports you can visit their FAQ page here. Visit your local Walmart to find the Sizing Kit and Single-Size Packs in the Incontinence aisle.