Embracing Postpartum Incontinence, even through those “oopsie” moments!

Embracing Postpartum Incontinence, even through those “oopsie” moments!

New moms, let's talk postpartum realness. Are you dealing with incontinence? You’re not alone!

Remember, your body just accomplished something incredible, and it’s on its own timeline. Just like your body adjusts during and after pregnancy, incontinence tends to improve over time.

PeapodMats are your supportive sidekick during this journey, providing comfort and protection. Whether it's a temporary hiccup or a lingering friend, stay patient and give yourself grace. You've got this!

Strategies for Managing Postpartum Incontinence

Managing postpartum incontinence requires patience and a few helpful strategies. Here are some tips to navigate this phase:

  1. Kegel Exercises: Regularly practicing Kegel exercises can strengthen pelvic floor muscles and improve bladder control.
  2. Stay Hydrated: While it might seem counterintuitive, staying hydrated actually helps regulate your bladder function. Just be mindful of when you drink, especially before bed.
  3. Bladder Training: Gradually extend the time between bathroom breaks to help retrain your bladder's capacity.
  4. Healthy Diet: Foods rich in fiber can prevent constipation, which can worsen incontinence. Avoid bladder irritants like caffeine, acidic foods, and artificial sweeteners.
  5. Maintain Weight: Healthy weight management can reduce pressure on the pelvic area and improve bladder control.
  6. Scheduled Bathroom Breaks: Don't wait until you feel the urge to go. Schedule regular bathroom breaks to prevent accidents.
  7. Double Voiding: After urinating, wait a few moments and try again to fully empty your bladder.
  8. Proper Lifting Technique: When lifting your baby or objects, engage your core muscles to avoid putting extra pressure on your pelvic floor.
  9. PeapodMats: Use PeapodMats for added protection, whether during sleep or daily activities. Our waterproof design keeps you worry-free and we have 3 sizes to choose from. The small, medium or large sizes cover anywhere from a chair to your bed! 
  10. Talk to Your Doctor: If incontinence persists or worsens, consult your healthcare provider. They can provide tailored advice and treatments.

Postpartum incontinence a common journey for new moms. Some may notice improvements within weeks, while others may take a few months. With time and self-care, postpartum incontinence can improve.

Keep shining, mama and keep laughing, we guarantee you’re not the only one with leakage in your panties! 😊

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