The aftermath of pregnancy: bladder leakage (and what to do about it)

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The aftermath of pregnancy: bladder leakage (and what to do about it)

Edison is 2 and a half years old, so one would think that I’d be well over the aftermath of pregnancy. Because, 30 months you guys. 30 months later!  Don’t get me wrong, Edison has turned into the most amazing kid – the perfect companion to his older siblings. But having three kids (heck having kid) did things to me that no pregnancy book prepared me for.  Even those cheesy newsletters the baby boards sent out failed to mention this very important detail that still effects me 30 months after my last baby.

You know, that pesky little thing called bladder leakage. Don’t be shy. Chances are you know EXACTLY what I am talking about, since it does effect 1 in 3 women (that’s about half a billion of us!)

Yup. My bit’s have been broken since sometime in 2007. While lots of common things cause bladder leakage, I can pregnancy and childbirth on mine. It’s a long time to be dealing with it and it’s even more annoying to have to keep a stack of pantiliners on one’s person at all times. (Especially since that’s NOT what they are designed for.)

And when it happens? It’s annoying as heck most of the time because it comes out of nowhere. Like when I step off a curb too hard. Seriously. Or I’m chasing my kids (which is like ALL THE TIME) – what the heck am I supposed to do?

I’ve come to the sad realization that bladder leakage is here to stay. I’m not doing surgery (no thanks) and there is a point where kegals don’t work anymore. Sorry, it’s true.  I decide to give Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs a try. I don’t need them ALL the time, but they are way more practical than other options out there. They are a new moderate-absorbency brief with a low rise and cloth-like fabric so they fit and feel more like underwear. A total bonus. Where were these when I was pregnant with Sebby?


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

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

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