Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Socialstars and Poise. Opinions and storyline are my own. #LadiesWithPoise
It wasn’t that long ago that I couldn’t just let loose and laugh. I’m not talking about a chuckle or a grimace. I’m talking full on belly laugh complete with tears. I missed hanging out with friends or my husband and having fun. Remember those times when you would get so silly and just laugh so hard you snort? Well, after my second son was born those snorts were replaced with dribbles. All the childbirthing left me with bladder leakage, and those funny moments with friends turned into terror because I was always so stressed out that I would not be able to prevent leakage. It’s a real thing, bladder leakage, and 1 in 3 women suffer from it.
Poise* Impressa* Bladder Supports, a product designed to help women with bladder leakage, gave me back my ability to share fun stories and silly situations with my friends and family again. Impressa helps make it okay to laugh by helping with leakage. For me it wasn’t just about the laughing, but coughing, sneezing, and exercising were all conducive of bladder leakage. With Impressa I no longer have to do that bunny hop with my knees together and unfortunately, I have no excuses for not exercising.
Side note: I think that was a double negative which then means I have an excuse, but really I don’t.
So how does it work? The Poise Impressa Bladder Supports look similar to a tampon and are inserted into the vagina. They come in three different sizes and it is recommended you start with the Impressa Sizing Kit to ensure you find the size that is most comfortable and works best for you. They gently life, or support, the urethra to help stop leaks and are safe, comfortable, and effective for up to 8 hours every day. That’s a lot of time to laugh!
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You should NOT use Impressa if you:
- Are under the age of 21
- Are pregnant, may become pregnant or have given birth within the last 3 months
- Have experienced unusual or unexpected vaginal bleeding within the last 6 months
- Have pain or a burning sensation when you urinate (this could be a urinary tract infection)
- Are experiencing vaginal discharge that smells bad, irritation, soreness or itching (this could be a vaginal infection)
- Had vaginal surgery within the last three months
- Have already been diagnosed by your doctor with a severely dry (atrophic) vagina
Ask a doctor before using if you:
- Have pain during intercourse or when inserting a tampon or tampon-like device (this could be an atrophic vagina)
- Often experience difficulty in retaining a tampon or tampon-like device (this could be vaginal prolapse)