A subject that isn’t often talked about, one that people can feel embarrassed to talk about. But also one that a lot of people suffer with, and we should talk about it more.
I know it’s not exciting to talk about our leaky moments, but they can have a massive negative affect on your life. You can hide yourself away, avoid certain circumstances and that’s not good. We need to make it less of a taboo subject.
1 in 3 people suffer with a weak bladder and pregnancy can be the main reason for it. I always had a strong bladder before I had my girls, but since giving birth to Holly its not been the same.
Most people that suffer with a weak bladder think that’s it, they just have to accept it. But that isn’t the case and you can get it treated.
I was recently sent the INNOVO, the only non-invasive, clinically proven treatment to target the root cause of bladder weakness. Which is a weakened pelvic floor.
How does it work? The product delivers 180 perfect, pain-free stimulations to the entire pelvic floor muscle via a set of conductive gel pads which stick to your thighs and bum. You use the hand-held controller to vary the intensity and frequency of the impulses.
12 weeks ago I started the 12 week programme, where 86% of users had said they were dry or near dry after 12 weeks. With this statistic I couldn’t wait to get started and see what difference it would make for me.
Once the gel pads are in place you wrap the INNOVO garment around your thigh and attach it to the hand held controller. It was really easy to do, even the first time.
I found the best time to do it was in the evening once the girls were in bed and I knew I wouldn’t be interrupted. I often did the ironing at the same time or watched TV. It was easy to incorporate into my daily routine and once I started to see results, it quickly became something that was important for me to do.
I definitely started to see real results at around four weeks, it was gradual thing. But I distinctly remember being in the car on a long journey and thinking ‘Oh I haven’t need to stop for the toilet yet’. This was a sign that it was working and my life was starting to change. For the better!
By eight weeks, I thought I had hit a point where it wasn’t going to improve anymore and that was fine, as I had seen significant improvement already. But I continued to the end of the 12 weeks, just to complete the programme and I’m glad I did. As at ten weeks I saw even more improvement, to the point that I was at the stage that I was before I had children.
This was something that I didn’t think would be a possibility. I had become used to how my body was and you just learn to adapt. But not anymore.
I can’t tell you what this has meant for me on a daily basis. That fear of having a leaky moment in an embarrassing situation has gone. I can drink more water, which is so important for our health, but I used to limit myself because I couldn’t be going to the toilet every 5 minutes.
If you are struggling with your pelvic floor in silence, then this could be the answer for you too. Yes, we should speak about it more, but you don’t have to. You can do this in the privacy of your own home and no one needs to know. Yet you will get to benefit from the results.
I feel like I’ve been given my old body back, or at least that part of my body!!!
Disclosure: I was sent my INNOVO to enable me to take part in the 12 week programme and I was compensated for my time. All views, opinions and photos are my own.