I came across an ad recently that made me nearly lose my shit.
It was for adult underwear.
The tagline is : "When you choose Poise, you're taking control of your LBL (Light Bladder Leakage)"
Ladies. You are all too smart to fall for this... But no. If you pee when you workout you are not a badass. You have urinary stress Incontinence. And you need to see a doctor. Not me, not a trainer, not even your ob/gyn. Please do not buy the trendiest, sexiest brand of adult diapers, go see a pelvic floor therapist.
What truly saddens me is how far we have come since I started training pregnancy and postpartum nearly 10 years ago... And now this. I came across this ad in Shape magazine. Which is marketed to young, fit, and impressionable women. Women who have either had babies or are hoping to have them someday, and who may see this and think, "hmm... This must be normal." It. Is. Not.
Regardless whether or not you have had a vaginal delivery. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, or discomfort, please go see a professional. Just doing a kegel isn't going to fix things down there, necessarily. There can be a solution.... And buying adult diapers isn't one of them.