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You won’t believe what happens when I sneeze…or laugh too hard or exercise vigorously. Oh the joys of having children and getting older. *sigh*
I want to share a secret with you all that a lot of women, especially younger ones, are too embarrassed to mention. Over 51 million American women experience bladder leakage. That’s 1 in 3 American women and I happen to one of those 51 million women! There are many common causes of bladder leakage in women including pregnancy, childbirth and even diabetes. For me, my issues started when I was pregnant with my first daughter. I even had my midwife check me to make sure my amniotic fluid wasn’t leaking. Talk about embarrassing! In my case I was dealing with bladder leakage. I always assumed this was an issue for people that were A LOT older than me. Boy was I wrong!
Not only did I have to deal with this issue when I sneezed or coughed but now it was interfering with me trying to stay fit. This is where I draw the line. It was either lay off working out and pack on some unnecessary pounds or try to get my sexy back and risk “tinkling my undies” while exercising. Neither would be a good look, but thankfully there are ways to help deal with this.
To support the over 51 million women who experience bladder leakage, the Depend brand is introducing Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs, a new moderate-absorbency brief that features a thin design for complete comfort with the trusted protection of the Depend brand and a lower rise+for an underwear-like look, fit and feel.
The Depend brand is also entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. As part of Underwareness, the Depend brand is:
- Encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.
- Join the movement and request a free sample of Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs at www.Underwareness.com. Together, we can show that wearing a different kind of underwear is no big deal.
- In year two of Underwareness, the brand’s social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma, Depend is joining forces with CVS Health to support women with bladder leakage as they navigate their path to better health.
The Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are perfect for the active woman. They are made out of a lightweight material and fit just like a pair of high waisted briefs. The pad is also made into the brief so you don’t have to worry about it shifting and moving around while you are running, doing yoga or any other active exercises.
Last year I had a really good friend run in the Boston Marathon. After I told her about this product she shared with me that because she had had so much water to hydrate the day before that she experienced even more bladder leakage than usual. She was so excited to learn that there was a brief with an attached pad that would be perfect for her next long distant run.
I hope that this will help someone out there and let them know that they are not alone. If you have any questions feel free to visit www.cvs.com/depend to learn more about Depend Silhouette Active Fit. To join the Underwareness movement, go to www.Underwareness.com.