this post on my delightful whizzing-myself episode, after jumping on the kids' new trampoline.
Well, one of my oldest and dearest friends, Mary O'Dwyer, just told me it is Continence Awareness Week this week. Don't we take continence for granted? Did you know that incontinence and simple leaking problems are not just reserved for gran and that a surprisingly amount of university students also have to cross their legs when they sneeze? An astounding forty per cent of women live with bladder control problems, and fifty per cent have pelvic organ prolapse.
I'm secure enough to admit the muscular 'trampoline' supporting my lady organs is not in the best shape thanks to years of coughing (asthma), childbearing (kids) and yelling (husband). Like most mums, doing my Kegel exercises is something I keep filing under the "have manicure/pedicure/massage/hair done" file. That is: it never gets done.
So, now is the time! Get off the kids' trampoline and get your own pelvic floor trampoline sorted!
If you have no clue how, and even if you do have some clue, check out Mary's amazing, best-selling book - Hold it Sister! (recommended by Dr Christine Northrup M.D. - what more do you want?) and learn how to reclaim more than just whiz-control. Head to Mary's website to check it out.