Did you know period pad are not designed for LBL, Light Bladder Leakage. Since period pads are what most women have around the house they find it easier just to use them. However, that is not their intended use. After having three babies I suffer from LBL now. Last week I was given the opportunity to support the #RecycleYourPeriodPad campaign to let all of you know there are pads designed for LBL.
FIRST WHAT IS LBL?
• One in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise.
• Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.
WHAT CAUSES LBL?
Just as no two women are alike, there’s no single reason that LBL happens. Some of the most common things that lead to uninvited leaks include:
• Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
• Being overweight
• Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
• Bladder or urinary tract infections
• Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)
Summer is right around the corner, and that means skirts, dresses, swimsuits, and shorts! Poise Thin-Shape pads are the perfect choice for managing your LBL during the hot summer months. Poise Thin-Shape pads let you feel confident! Even if you are wearing your yoga pants to work-out class. Really, no-one can see them! I have wore then to my boot camp in yoga pants and you can not see them.
If you so feel a bit uncomfortable in the yoga pants you can always wear a pair of workout shorts. I like these from Walmart.
I know this is not the most fun topic to talk about and it’s embarrassing but, you should know 1 in 3 of us experiences Light Bladder Leakage. There is no reason to hide or not do the things we enjoy in life in fear of LBL. Women deserve the best options for managing LBL. Whether you leak a little when you laugh, or sometimes have a sudden urge to go, Poise can give you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night.
Poise wants you to Recycle that period pad and take a look at NEW PoiseThin-Shape Pads: comfortable protection that is both thin and flexible and is made specifically for LBL. They’re designed specifically for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), which make them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women who experiences LBL.
Now that I want to get back to my regular routine exercise is in my future. Really, the times I have the most problems with LBL is while exercising. Designed to move with my body the new Poise Thin-Shape pads offer me great protection to help you take care of leaks with confidence.
What To Do with Your Period Pads
So, what can you do with those period pads you have around the house? Here are a few suggestions.
Make-Up Bag Liners
No-one likes how the bottom of your make-up bag gets all dirty. There is a simple fix. Take a period pad and simply stick it to the bottom of your bag. If you bag is larger than mine or you use a bin, simply use more pads.
Donate to a Woman’s Shelter
This is a great way to give back to your community. Find your local woman’s shelter and drop them off. I am sure they would love the donation.