Why New Moms Have Bladder Leaks
Uncontrollable peeing, diapers, and crying are things that all new mothers are familiar with. Children are fantastic, but in this post we are not using the above action terms to refer to babies. Many mothers of newborn children also find themselves dealing with those same struggles. Postpartum urinary incontinence affects a striking number of women, with around 25% (for c-section deliveries) to 40% (traditional vaginal deliveries) of new mothers experiencing some form of incontinence postpartum, yet many are completely unaware.
Celebrity mothers like Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian have publicly spoken about wearing diapers post-delivery. Both stated that they had no idea that mothers had to wear diapers, or pads, for weeks afterwards. Many women do not like discussing this embarrassing issue and believe they are alone. A link between anxiety and depression with incontinence is incredibly high among women. In fact, this issue is so embarrassing that one study found that incontinence doubles the risk of postpartum depression in women. Truth is: bladder leaks (incontinence) is super common.
It should come as no surprise that childbirth is going to cause some damage/leakage. Many women deal with temporary instances of urinary incontinence during pregnancy because of the increased pressure on the bladder from the uterus. The resulting pressure from delivery weakens the strength of the pelvic floor muscles and may cause nerve damage in the bladder (oh, hello urge incontinence). The uterus and the bladder take some time to return back to their normal place after birth, so naturally urination isn't going to come easily. Even if you get a C-section, there will still be damage to nearby muscles and your bladder still must deal with the extra pressure from the uterus.
You now know what causes urinary incontinence. So now what? The bright side of this bladder leak situation is that pelvic floor muscles can be rehabilitated through Kegel exercises and pelvic floor muscle strengthening routines. As reported by the University of Maryland Medical Center, many women are unable to correctly squeeze their pelvic floor muscles on their own. You are not supposed to use your rear end or abs while you Kegel.
That's why the Yarlap® is an ideal device for new moms. Yarlap® does not track the results of your exercises - Yarlap® does the pelvic floor muscle exercise for you. It is clinically proven to do the workout correctly every single. You don't have to find any extra time in your already-busy day, as you can simply use the device in for 20 minutes a day. You can use it while reading, while breast feeding/pumping, or while changing all the diapers. The last thing you, or any new mom, need when dealing with a newborn infant is more stress or leaking yourself.