Never Been Pregnant, Yet Experiencing Bladder Leakage?

“Recently, I’ve been leaking urine, which has led me to wear bladder pads! I’ve heard that women who had babies often have bladder problems, but I’ve never been pregnant before. What is wrong with me?”

Although it’s common for women to experience bladder leakage after pregnancy and childbirth, it doesn’t mean that women who have never been pregnant are in the clear. Bladder control problems can occur unexpectedly at any age, whether or not you’ve had a baby.

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Introducing New Washable Incontinence Underwear from Wearever

Women's Lacy Panty

At National Incontinence, we want to provide our customers with the best incontinence products at affordable prices. Although our disposable products are convenient, they can be quite costly, especially if you are using them on a long-term basis. That’s why we’re excited to carry a new line of washable incontinence underwear from Wearever, a leading supplier of reusable incontinence supplies.

There are a total of nine new Wearever products: three for men and six for women. Men can choose from the traditional white briefs or a boxer-briefs style. As for women, they have the option of lace trim designs, floral patterns, or plain neutral-colored cotton.

These reusable underwear, which can be machine washed and dried 200-250 times, look and feel like regular underwear. They’re meant for light to moderate incontinence, so if you’re experiencing light bladder leakage due to childbirth, menopause, or prostate surgery, these products may be a good option.

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Which Incontinence Pad is Right for Me?

If you’re experiencing light bladder leakage or dribbling issues, you might want to consider wearing an incontinence pad for protection. Lightweight and discreet, these bladder control pads provide a sense of security if you start to leak and can’t get to a bathroom in time. They’re easy to use and replace because they have an adhesive backing that sticks onto your own underwear.

Finding the right incontinence pad for your needs can be tricky, so here are a few features to consider before purchasing:

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Risk of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence Increases after Vaginal Delivery

Women are more likely to experience urinary incontinence (UI), prolapse, and fecal incontinence 20 years after one vaginal delivery compared to one caesarean section, according to new research published in a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University in Sweden.

Conducted in 2008, the SWEPOP (Swedish Pregnancy, Obesity, and Pelvic floor) study examined the damages of pelvic floor function, specifically symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (sPOP) and urinary incontinence (UI), in women 20 years after giving one birth through vaginal delivery or cesarean section. The thesis, which appeared in last month’s An Incontinence Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG), used data obtained from the Swedish Medical Birth Register of women who had delivered only one child in 1985-1988 and had no other children.

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Caregivers, Show Yourself Some Love on Valentine’s Day

Caregivers, you work long and hard to care for another person, often forgetting to care for yourself. Although caregiving can be rewarding, it’s also easy to quickly feel overwhelmed and burned out. Before you give all your time and love away to a loved one this Valentine’s day, make sure to save some love for yourself.

Take a break today – you deserve it. Don’t be afraid to ask a friend or family member to help you care for your loved one for an hour or two. Perhaps they can help with laundry or other household duties. Make some time for an activity you enjoy. Maybe you would like to paint, settle down with a good book, or just catch up with old friends. Take a walk outside and get some fresh air.

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