Over the past 5 years, I’ve given birth to three nearly 10lb boys. Today, those three bouncy babies have grown into a superbly energetic and handsome little boy-crew of Jensen, 5 years old; Lyoto, 3 years old and 18 month old Hero. At times they’re quite a handful and controlling the noise in our house is a constant challenge.
Yet besides wishing I had three pairs of eyes – one front, one back and one in my bottom to control what they’re up to, there’s another area I often wish I had better control over – and that’s my bladder.
Light bladder weakness can affect 1 in 2 of us ladies – and that statistic shocked me. Until I met other mommies at the school gates when Jensen began school and started joking about it, I had no idea that others were in the same situation. I always assumed that it was older women who suffered – women with crazy numbers of cats. We joked – but we all know how embarrassing it feels when you just know you aren’t going to make it – or when it happens unexpectedly. Yet it IS normal – or rather, common – and it can feel humiliated. Running after your children, sneezing, crouching down – normal activity with unwanted results.
Are you one of the two? Are you brave enough to say it?