I’ve partnered with Always Discreet to tell you about my incontinence journey.
After I was finally done breastfeeding Zaniel, I was relieved that all of my pregnancy and postpartum issues were a thing of the past, with the exception of the ever so present stretchmarks and slightly saggy breasts (those are two things you just cannot avoid). I felt like I had finally got my body back and I was well on my way to getting my sexy back. I started back doing small things that reminded me of my pre-baby life like taking long baths and showers. A few months after I was done nursing and my body (and boobs) were once again my own I noticed that I wasn’t fully myself. I was experiencing bladder leaks, and I was in complete denial, in fact, it didn’t dawn on me that my body was saying “Hey girlfriend ya leaking” until a few months later. It would be easy for me to say that it was sheer ignorance that led me to believe that a woman as young as myself would be experiencing these types of issues. I had never known of any woman my age that had experienced incontinence, none of my friends talked about it, and all of the advertisements I’d seen about female incontinence were geared toward older women, but when I look back on it, I can honestly say I was in denial. I was in denial that someone like me could be having this issue. I was constantly receiving compliments about how much my body “snapped back” but everything hadn’t quite snapped back the way I expected it to.
My Incontinence Journey
I recently voiced my concerns to my doctor, and he was surprised that I hadn’t mentioned them sooner; he even went on to tell me how common bladder leaks were in younger women especially after having babies. After talking with the doctor, he referred me to a pelvic physical therapist to help with pelvic floor exercises. Did you know that 1-in-2 black women age 18 and older experience bladder leaks? I didn’t either, that fact is mind blowing. Had I known that, my own experience wouldn’t have seemed so foreign. Throughout this journey, I’ve learned a lot about taking care of my post-baby body, I’ve also added Always Discreet liners to my after shower essentials. The liners are super thin, in fact, they are 45% thinner than the leading incontinence brand. I also like that the liners absorb 2x more than period liners. There are 3 different absorbency products; I use the Always Discreet incontinence liners for light bladder leaks, then there are the Always Discreet incontinence pads for moderate to heavy leaks and they absorb 4x more with Double LeakGuards™ barriers, and lastly there’s the Always Discreet incontinence underwear for heavier bladder leaks, and they also have Double LeakGuard™ barriers and 360 FormFit™ design. All three products have RapidDry™ and OdorLock™ protection, OdorLock™ protection is huge for me, so I really appreciate that extra security.
Shower Essentials For The Everyday Woman
- Body Wash
- Shower Pouf
- Pumice Stone/Foot Brush
- Fresh flowers to make you feel pretty
- Mood Setting Candle
- Makeup and brushes
- Always Discreet incontinence liners
I hope my personal journey educates you, bladder leaks are no reason to be embarrassed, it’s a common occurrence amongst young African American women, and Always Discreet provides the products we need to feel secure and confident. You can buy Always Discreet here. Oh! And here’s a coupon (thank me later) and to learn more about your type of incontinence visit here. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always Discreet. The opinions and text are all
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always Discreet. The opinions and text are all mine.