• 4th Of July
    Incontinence

    4th Of July Tips For Bladder Leak Freedom

    The 4th of July is right around the corner. While you’re eating a grilled feast and spending time with your loved ones, you don’t want to have to worry about that uninvited guest showing up when you least expect it. And yes, I’m talking about bladder leaks and incontinence. It’s already bad enough bladder leaks can interfere with daily life, but now we can’t even get holidays off?  You want to get lost in the rush of that one epic fireworks show without the added rush of that pesky urine leak. So what is there to do when dealing with bladder leaks on a holiday? Don’t throw in the towel…

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    Incontinence

    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & How To Help

    You may have heard one of your doctors mention the term pelvic floor dysfunction. And your response may have been a puzzled shrug of your shoulders or a bemused “what?” Below, we try to take the what and mystery out of pelvic floor dysfunction. We’ll also talk about the symptoms you may experience with it. Plus, even more importantly, we touch on some ways that you can successfully address these symptoms and get back to your happiest and healthiest self.  What Is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?  The first thing you need to know is that a series of small muscles line your pelvic floor. In addition to these muscles, it also…

  • Treat urge incontinence
    Incontinence

    Treat Urge Incontinence With These Spiffy Tips

    Picture this: you’re in line at the grocery store, having a cup of coffee with the girls, or going for a run when suddenly, the urge happens. Yes, that urge. If you get a sudden and random urge to pee on a variety of different occasions, then you may be dealing with urge incontinence. Now you’re probably wondering, what exactly is urge incontinence and how is it treated? Here’s a quick rundown on what urge incontinence is, as well as how to treat urge incontinence.  First, What Is Urge Incontinence? Urge incontinence is when you’re minding your own business, and then suddenly, you have to go. And it’s not just…

  • exercise and bladder leaks
    Incontinence

    Exercise And Bladder Leaks: Just Runnin’ With It

    The new year always brings the desire to get back into gear and start a new exercise routine. I love taking up a new running routine as a way to say hello to the New Year. Whether it’s running, yoga, or weight training, there are so many forms of exercise to try out.  However, I think there’s an issue that needs to be addressed. Many women don’t like to talk about it, but I think it’s crucial to encompass some of the lesser-known struggles that come with exercise. Let’s talk about bladder leaks and exercise.  Bladder Leaks: What’s the Big Deal? Let’s go back to the basics on bladder leaks.…

  • 7 Tips To Keep A Happy Vagina
    Vaginal Health

    A Happy Vagina Spills All Her Tips

    Ladies, no one has ever wanted an unhappy vagina. But the truth is, your vagina might be a little discontent. It just so happens that a lot of the things we think keep our vaginas healthy are, in fact, causing the opposite effect. In this day and age, maintaining our health doesn’t just mean making sure we’re getting our veggies and water intake up to par. It’s also making sure we’re not using a scented body wash that’s actually throwing off our vaginal ecosystem. So, here’s a quick 7 tips to make sure your vagina stays happy and you stay feeling good! #1 A Happy Vagina says, “Cut the Fragrance!”…

  • Fun With Kegels
    Fitness,  Incontinence

    Fun With Kegels: It’s Our Little Secret

    What’s a workout that you can do practically anywhere and at any time, but no one knows you’re doing it but you? It’s a workout specifically designed to keep your downstairs strong, and also targets both overactive bladder and bladder leaks (aka incontinence). Have you guessed what the exercise is yet? If you thought Kegels, then you’re right! Having fun with Kegels is what’s on our minds today. When it comes to our everyday life, we’ve got a lot going on. Whether it’s work, having the kids at home, or school, it can seem challenging to fit pelvic strengthening exercises into our schedule. However, all the excuses go out the…

  • woman with pelvic floor
    Incontinence

    Pelvic Floor 101: Everything You Need To Know

    Here’s the deal: the pelvic floor is actually one of the body parts that holds us all together. And by us, I mean just some of the most essential parts of our anatomy. Let’s have a little flashback anatomy class session. Here’s the rundown on how it works and what happens when it acts up. So, What Is The Pelvic Floor? The floor of the pelvis includes layers of muscles and many other tissues. This floor reaches from the tailbone in the back of the body to our pubic bone. A woman’s pelvic floor carries the bladder, uterus, and colon. So it’s easy to say that these muscles have their…

  • The Knack
    Incontinence

    The Knack: A Clever Bladder Leak Hack

    Ladies, I want to let you in on a little secret that just might help you the next time you get that “gotta-go” feeling. This trick doesn’t require any surgery or special equipment. It just requires your full attention and willingness to learn. So keep reading to learn more about this pelvic floor power-up called ‘The Knack’. It just might help you say goodbye to leaks for good.  What Is “The Knack”? Have you ever heard someone say “I’m getting the knack of it?” It’s a phrase used when someone is talking about gaining a skill to perform a specific task. In the bladder world though, ‘The Knack’ means something…

  • Kegel Weights
    Incontinence

    Kegel Weights: An Exercise Your Trainer Can’t Help With

    As women, our pelvic floor muscles take some pretty heavy punches, so it’s only right that we start to defend ourselves. Between pregnancy, childbirth, and good ol’ menopause, the pelvic floor loses some of the strength and elasticity that it once had. However, we don’t have to just sit there and let it happen. We can do something about it! Check out this piece on how Kegel weights can make your pelvic floor muscles the GOAT (greatest of all time).  What in the World Are They? If you’re anything like me, then the first time you heard the words “Kegel balls” or “Kegel weights” your brows sort of went up.…

  • woman with urge incontinence
    Incontinence

    Urge Incontinence: When “Gotta Go” Meets Leaks

    Understanding Urge Incontinence Have you ever felt the sudden, intense urge to use the restroom and, before you could even put one foot in front of the other, you experienced a bladder leak? If this is happening to you often, then you might be experiencing urge incontinence.   While most people urinate 6-8 times per day, someone with urge incontinence will likely go much more than that. In addition, when someone with urge incontinence finally sits down on the toilet, only a few measly drops may come out. If you think that urge incontinence might be cramping your style, then keep reading to learn more about what to look for…