ACTIVE LIFE DOESN’T STOP WITH LIGHT BLADDER LEAKAGE
When I first started regularly experiencing light bladder leakage, I thought I was the only one…
And I felt this way for a long time, whilst working with a physiotherapist to gain the control and confidence I needed to participate in the activities I loved.
It took a night out with a group of school mums – and particularly the bravery of one mum who voiced her frustration over her own light bladder leakage – for me to realise that I wasn’t alone.
Determined to find out just how not-alone we were, I researched the facts and figures on light bladder leakage for women: it turns out almost 50% of women who exercise experience light bladder leakage!
1 in 2 women leak when they get active. And around 1.4 million women in Australia under the age of 50 experience light bladder leakage in their everyday lives – and these are just the ones who have sought medical assistance. I am sure that the real number is actually higher.
Through focussed pelvic floor exercises with my physiotherapist and the assistance of a brilliant little device, I had been able to get back into the physical activities that I loved, without the leaks. Running and Crossfit has been a huge part of my life and I knew I was lucky to have found Confidant to allow me to enjoy them once again.
Now, I knew, there were other women who needed to know about it too.