Dealing With Stress Urinary Incontinence Is Not Fun

This post was sponsored by Poise Impressa as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review.

Having a child is one of the most amazing gifts a mother could ever receive. Another gift not so amazing about having a child is dealing with a SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) after birth. Basically it means you randomly pee whenever your bladder feels like it. When you do physical activity, exertion, cough, lift something heavy, laugh or change positions while sitting. It’s a real Debbie Downer. 

Most adults can hold up to 2 cups of urine in their bladder. 2 whole cups! I’m lucky if I can hold a pinkie nail size. My boys think it’s funny that when I laugh too hard I pee. When I cough it’s like Niagara Falls, and don’t even get me started on how many times I have to change my underwear each and every day, especially if I’m sick. 

bladder-control_webtquIf you had to ask me the worst thing about dealing with having SUI, I’d have to say the embarrassment. Going out to dinner is so much fun. “Excuse me, check please. Oh and can you throw in a nappy I’ve accidentally soiled myself.” Yeah that doesn’t go over well. 

So many times I never leave the house because my lady bits are broken and my automatic pee button is stuck in the on position. I’m afraid of wetting someone’s couch or chair if I visit them. I carry extra clothes and underwear and pads with me wherever I go. Not that the pads work. I mean they help of course. But the moment I have to cough, I look like I have a broom stick has been shoved up my behind. My legs stretched out rigid in front of me while I squeeze my whoo-ha tight just to prevent any dribbles from spilling out around me.

Women Have a Reason To Celebrate! 


When I first saw the Poise Impressa commercials on television, I nearly fell off the sofa jumping for joy. Finally someone who has heard the whimpering cries of freedom seeking days where I wouldn’t have to wear so many pads that I look like I pooped my drawers in my leggings. But then I found out they were only in the States, and I literally began to cry. 

Poise Prevents Bladder Leakage For Woman Everywhere!


Now Poise has brought Impressa to Canada, and I am so thrilled to try them out. I can’t wait. It’s like Christmas came early for me and Santa wrapped my gift in this neat little box with a sweet message that reads:

“When you sneeze, cough, shift or lift, know you can do it with glee, because Poise Impressa is here to save the day so you won’t leak where people can see.” – Yeah for me.

Did You Know?

  • I’m not alone with my leaking lady bits. In fact, 1 in 4 Canadian women at some point or another have had to deal with the grand scheme of squeezing their legs shut so pee won’t dribble triggered by everyday normal stuff like having a giggle. That’s just insane! 
  • Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are over the counter. Yeah – no prescription necessary. They work just like a tampon for temporary management of SUI, not plugging anything up though. In fact they simply put pressure on the Urethra to stop urine from leaking out. I’m down with that!
  • Poise even has sizing kits which I’m gonna try out until I find the perfect fit which goes by the amount of leaking. Yes, can I have the grand-of-all-mother-bladder-tampons-please!

I don’t know about you but I’m super-duper, high on a clouded mountain top excited to try Poise Impressa. I may have to ask my husband to help me put them in seeing as how I have the shortest arms in history. But if he loves me and wants to live — he will gladly aid me on my journey to a leaky free bladder!



You can pick up your own Poise Impressa here in Canada for only $9.99. Check out your local retailer for in-store-details. And to stay in the loop make sure you follow Poise for great information, stories and helpful tips. Facebook: Poise    Instagram: @poisebrand    Twitter: @Poise

Do you or someone you know suffer from SUI. If so then share this post with them. It helps to know you aren’t alone. Thanks for reading! 

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