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Bladder Leaks and what you can do about them

  Bladder Leaks & What You Can Do About It  The holiday season often brings together extended family- and, well, it also means that incontinence jokes tend to join the festivities as well! In case you haven’t heard, many mothers of the world have unwittingly joined a secret pelvic floor dysfunction club, often courtesy of childbirth. I was admitted seven years ago, even though I don't personally experience bladder leaks. Apparently, membership is assumed for us all .  This secret club is where the moms, aunts, older cousins  and grandmothers make private jokes and eye rolls about leaks, “oops moments” and not being able to jump on trampolines. Glamorous, right? And occasionally the whole family joins in on the joke whenever cousin Johnny breaks out his comedy routine and mom has to make a sprint to the bathroom.    Why is this happening, you ask? First, a bit of science.  Bladder leaks, medically known as urinary incontinence, affect millions of individuals worldwide. Despite i



Hey #bossmama! 

Did you know?

Sitting for prolonged periods of time can be bad for your pelvic floor muscles?  While symptoms like leaking when you cough, jump, or sneeze may be common, they are not normal.  It's a completely fixable symptom. 
NO ONE should have to deal with the mental and physical stress of pelvic floor dysfunction.  
Here are a few reasons why:

1. PRESSURE: When you sit down, you put pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. If you sit for a long time, this pressure can cause your muscles to become fatigued and weak.

2. POOR POSTURE: Poor posture can also put unnecessary pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. For example, if you slouch while sitting, your pelvic floor muscles may have to work harder to maintain your posture.

3. REDUCED BLOOD FLOW: When you sit for a long time, your blood flow decreases. This reduced blood flow can cause your pelvic floor muscles to become weak and less flexible.

4. URINARY INCONTINENCE: Prolonged sitting can increase the risk of urinary incontinence, which is the loss of bladder control. This is because sitting puts pressure on the pelvic floor muscles, which can weaken them and lead to urine leakage.

5. BOWEL ISSUES: Sitting for too long can also cause bowel issues, such as constipation, hemorrhoids, or rectal prolapse. This is because sitting puts pressure on the rectum, which can affect bowel movements.

To minimize the negative effects of sitting on your pelvic floor, it is recommended to take frequent breaks and move around throughout the day, practice good posture, and perform pelvic floor exercises to strengthen and maintain the health of your pelvic floor muscles.

Now you can get back to tackling the #genderpaygap with confidence.  We've got a lot of work to do!

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