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When I was about 8 months pregnant with my son, I found it nearly impossible to have any bladder control

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Light urinary leakage does not have to get in the way of an
active lifestyle. Read these stories from other women and
learn from their experiences. Please also take the time to
tell us your own story, you might just help another woman
going through similar issues

Bladder Control Stories

While bladder incontinence can seem the most embarrassing and awful thing to happen to you, it is important to remember you are not the first woman to have experienced your type of bladder weakness.

Browse the different women’s sections below and read others experiences with their bladder control loss. Their stories may provide you inspiration and ideas for your own bladder management.

Why not share your own story, thoughts or tips with other women and be a positive inspiration yourself!

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Young Women Stories

Some tips for those with bladder infections and UTIs

I am a 28 year old woman who has suffered on and off with bladder infections. Although I know better, I do know that I often bring them upon myself having too many drinks on nights out…


Running and stress incontinence

I’m a runner and always go to the loo just before I start a race, or go for a training run. Most of the time I don’t have any problems, and can do a good long 10km run with no issues.


Bladder problem at 22

I am a young active woman and could not understand how come I could be “leaking” at my age.


Pregnancy Stories

Getting pregnant and urination

Something I really wish other mums had told me was how much you need to pee when you get pregnant! I seriously had to pee three times during a gym workout before I found out I was pregnant!


First Time Mummy

Being pregnant for the first time is a wonderful experience. It can be kind of scary too because I don’t know what to expect. What surprised me the most Mothers Stories  is my first real incontinence experience.


Spoilt Romantic Dinner

The night before I delivered my daughter, Hubby and I went out for romantic dinner at Italian restaurant nearby our place. Just when we finished eating, while waiting for the bill, I suddenly have this urge of going to the toilet.



Dating again

Ever since I had my children I’ve had a bit of stress incontinence when I pick them up, sneeze, cough etc. Sometimes when there’s lots going on and I’m nervous or stuff, I find that it’s worse.


Encouragement for other mums to use Poise® products

I had my first child when I was 27 and bounced back really quickly after that. But it was with my second child that things didn’t quite go back to normal so quickly. I noticed that when I sneezed…


Embarrassed within myself

I am 29 years old and have a little girl who will be 2 years old very soon and since I had her I can’t control my bladder when I sneeze


Natural Changes Stories

Ideas for menopausal light urinary leakage

My bladder problems started a couple of years ago when I hit 50 and menopause, all in the same year. At first I doubted whether I was really leaking a bit, but as menopause got worse, so did my light urinary leakage.


Change in eating habits helping

I’ve just started going through menopause and along with the hot flushes and the cold sweats, I’ve also got urge incontinence. I’ve been getting up sometimes 2-3 times during the night. Such a pain!


Freedom to get out

I’m so grateful to have a pad that I can trust.