• woman doing biofeedback
    Incontinence

    Biofeedback: Your Pelvic Floor’s Leg Up

    If you’re one of the millions of women worldwide having to deal with bladder leaks, then you’ve probably tried out a lot of different techniques to get those leaks to take a break. Exercising your pelvic floor is one such technique to help out with incontinence. Plus, it helps prevent pelvic prolapse and even makes bedroom activities more fun for all. Pelvic floor exercises can definitely work, but they’re a little more tricky than they might sound on paper.   So how do you know you’re doing pelvic floor exercises correctly? Your Pelvic Floor Let’s take a step back and talk about your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is a…

  • woman wiht multiple sclerosis and incontinence
    Incontinence

    Multiple Sclerosis: Disrupting Brain-To-Bladder Communication

    Bladder leaks are never something we look forward to during the day, but for those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), bladder leaks can be even more of a challenge. If you have Multiple Sclerosis, then you know that it results in damaged nerves. These are the very nerves in charge of sending messages to your muscles. So as a consequence, your muscles are more difficult to control. In fact, according to the National MS Society, about 80% of people diagnosed with MS also suffer with bladder function to some degree. The Link Between Multiple Sclerosis and Leaks What does Multiple Sclerosis have to do with bladder leaks? Well, when your bladder…

  • woman with incontinence
    Incontinence

    10 Bladder Leak Terms You’ll Definitely Want To Know

    Trying to manage bladder leaks in everyday life can be frustrating. But learning more about them is a whole different can of worms. Doctors and web articles use lots of medical terms that fly over most of our heads. What exactly is incontinence? What do they mean by bladder training? Is voiding as scary as it sounds? All those questions and more are answered here as we share 10 words or phrases that you’ll definitely want to know if you’ve got bladder leaks. Pelvic Floor It’s like a hammock The pelvic floor are muscles at the bottom of the pelvic area. They act like a sling to support your internal…

  • acupressure for incontinence
    Incontinence

    Acupressure: Can You Pressure Away The Urge?

    If you’ve got bladder leaks, there are a few precautions you can take. Wearing the right kind of absorbent product, practicing Kegel exercises, and always knowing where the nearest restrooms are — just to name a few. But here’s one I bet you didn’t think about: acupressure. Despite seeming like an unorthodox approach, acupressure has shown some results. That’s especially true when it’s used along with other methods to help with bladder leaks such as bladder training, avoiding bladder irritants, and wearing an absorbent product. For anyone who’s willing to try just about anything, trying acupressure can’t hurt. What Exactly is Acupressure? Before we get ahead of ourselves let’s establish…

  • what foods soothe the bladder
    Incontinence

    What Foods Soothe The Bladder? Here Are 9

    Let’s talk about happy bladders, shall we? The type of bladder that doesn’t spontaneously spritz when you sneeze or have you running to the toilet like a sprinter. Without a doubt, a happy bladder can make a world of difference in your everyday life. But it can also seem so foreign when you’re dealing with leaks. So, what should you do to keep your bladder happy and healthy? What foods soothe the bladder? What Foods Soothe The Bladder? I don’t know about everyone else, but my high school health class definitely never touched on maintaining a happy bladder. Or really on bladder health at all. But a little research has…

  • pregnant woman
    Incontinence

    Diastasis Recti: Less Scary Than It Sounds

    The medical world has the tendency of assigning overly complicated words to conditions that are easily explained. For instance, diastasis recti. Doesn’t it just sound rare and terrifying? If you hear that word you’ll probably think there’s something terribly wrong going on. But my friend, that’s why we’re here. As always, I get you and I got you. I’ll explain what it is, what you can do about it, and how it’s connected to leaks. And it isn’t as scary as it sounds — I promise. What Is Diastasis Recti? In normal people language, diastasis recti is just a separation in your ab muscles. It’s very common and by common,…

  • woman with urge to pee
    Incontinence

    9 Ways To Stop The Urge To Pee

    It’s amazing how some folks only go to the bathroom 4 or 6 times per day (which is considered healthy and normal) and then others find themselves running to the bathroom with an urge to pee every five minutes. By the way, I am others. And if you’re anything like me, then you’re tired of bathroom breaks cramping your style. So what exactly can you do when it seems like your bladder is the boss of you? Well, urine in good hands. We’ve talked here about bladder training, which can be a big help. The key to bladder training is to *not* give into the urge to pee right away…

  • summer hammock with bladder leaks
    Incontinence

    Simplifying Summer Spritz

    Summer spritz. No, we don’t mean a fancy drink. (That’s a spritzer, right?). We mean those pesky bladder leaks that can make summertime less fun and more of a drag. Leaks aside, summer is usually pretty great. The sun’s out, kids are out of school, and adventure awaits. But planning out every little detail in advance to avoid the stress of bladder leaks just leads to more stress. And adding panty liners to the mix isn’t always enough (or even a good idea). We get it. You want to get out there to enjoy the sun. Thankfully, we have a few tips and tricks to help you navigate through the…

  • woman with a hysterectomy
    Incontinence,  Menopause

    When Breaking Up With Your Uterus Brings On Dribble Dilemmas

    Hysterectomy. Ladies, we’ve all heard this word. Maybe you overheard an older woman talk about it in your youth or one of your friends has opened up to you about having one. It’s one of those things where someone mutters the word once and then it becomes… “you know, that one thing I was talking about.” Yep, a hysterectomy falls on the long list of taboo women’s health topics that are usually on the hush-hush. But you know how we are with those types of subjects. There’s no such thing as a taboo or TMI here at Lily Bird. So, keep reading to learn what a hysterectomy is, why they’re…

  • woman with bladder control product
    Incontinence

    Your Guide To Finding The Perfect Bladder Control Product

    If you’ve ever dealt with bladder leaks, then you know how living with leaks can feel like tricky business. If you’re always keeping an eye out for the nearest bathroom or are too afraid to step foot outside the house for fear of random drips and spritz, then it may be time to consider a bladder control product. (And no, these are *not* the same as period pads and pantyliners!) Finding The Perfect Bladder Control Product Truth be told, there are plenty of products out there. From pads to pessaries, there’s a bladder control product that will work for you. Promise. But how do you pick the best one for…