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Life’s Greatest Blessing – And Its Effect on your Bladder

Life’s Greatest Blessing – And Its Effect on your Bladder

May 31, 2012

During pregnancy, many women experience at least some degree of urinary incontinence – life’s greatest blessing can be taxing on the body afterward. Urinary incontinence can be mild and infrequent for some pregnant women – but some women are not so fortunate.

If a woman experiences loss of bladder control during pregnancy, it’s usually due to stress incontinence. This occurs when the loss of urine is caused by increased pressure on the bladder. In stress incontinence, the bladder sphincter does not function well enough to hold in urine, resulting in accidents.

The bladder sphincter works to control the flow of urine. In pregnancy, the expanding uterus puts pressure on the bladder. When the muscles in the bladder sphincter become overwhelmed by the extra stress or pressure on the bladder – urine may leak out.

This also allows everyday factors to have unwanted side effects – because the bladder has higher than usual stress, a cough or sneeze can add just enough to cause leaks.

Aside from stress, urinary incontinence during pregnancy can also be the result of an overactive bladder. In these cases, women need to urinate more than usual because their bladders have uncontrollable spasms.

After pregnancy, incontinence problems may continue because childbirth weakens the pelvic floor muscles, which can cause an overactive bladder.

For women seeking help controlling leaks as a result of overactive bladder or urinary incontinence, Wearever Incontinence Panties provides an affordable, comfortable and discreet solution.

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