Today, I want to talk about something that you think might be a little bit taboo for you! I hope you will change your mind when you read this and be relieved to find out that you are not alone... READ ON!
Big holidays are coming up for a lot of us in the U.S. - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve! If you are like me, you are already starting to feel the urgency of running around trying to find the right decorations, party hors d'oeuvres and favors, or the right gift for the occasion. All of the stores are filled with other women and children just doing the same thing as you!
I recently learned about something that has helped me cross one more thing off of my list while I am out getting these tasks done, and I can pick it up right at Walmart, when I get my other groceries and holiday supplies. How is that for convenience? I can get everything at my neighborhood Walmart, and I love that I don't also have to stop at a drugstore to get my feminine and beauty supplies. This one-stop shopping trip definitely makes the holidays worry-free for me when it comes to LBL. LBL stands for "light bladder leakage", and you may not have known that you have it! I have read that around 1 out of every 3, or around 45% of women in the U.S. experience this! I think every single mother I have met has probably experienced this at some point - especially when some of my friends have given birth to up to 5 kids!
I am 36, I still get my period and use proper protection for that, but when I it is not that time of the month and I play with my family or friends' children, we do crazy things that I would not normally do on a daily basis, like jump on trampolines, run around and chase each other, I pick the kids up, swing them around like any good "Auntie" would, and we play games like jump rope and basketball. These are memories I do not want to give up because I drink a TON of water and I like to live in the moment and enjoy my life! Who doesn't!? But, sometimes when you start getting into your 30s like me, or you enter motherhood, you experience light bladder leakage! You might sneeze or be working out, or haven't you ever laughed so hard that you "peed a little"? HAHA - Got you! See, it happens!
I don't have any kids, but I have an autoimmune disease, this affects people like me, people with chronic illnesses, or even people who get frequent bladder infections or just have problems with "always having to go"! LBL can be caused by weight gain, hormonal changes, and more. So, if you are not on your period, or if you don't even get your period anymore, what do you do? What do you wear to protect you? Thank goodness Poise already thought of all of this for us!
I feel like Poise has really made it easy to figure out what to buy, depending on how much protection you need. I choose the #1 Lightest Absorbency, but you can buy these all the way up to a level 6 protection. I like the long length and that I get 50 in a box. I don't wear them every day, but you could, and it would be super discreet and affordable. You can carry one in your back pocket, wear one for protection for the day, or throw a few in your purse like I do for occasions like the gym, a party, a family get together, etc! These liners absorb up to 3x more than a thin menstrual pad or liner would, and they protect against any leak through you might have, because LBL = more liquid than your regular period, right!? And the best thing is that you don't have to wear a bulky pad at all!
I really want to raise awareness about this and help you transition from using a feminine care product to a discreet bladder leakage protection product like Poise Microliners that are madeespecially with LBL in mind. This is part of life, and should not be a scary subject for us ladies to talk about! Make sure you add these to your Walmart shopping list, and you can even find coupons online or in the paper to get a discount on your purchase!
Let me know if you have experience with LBL. I would love to hear other women's stories!
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behalf of Poise at Walmart. All opinions are 100% my own.