“I pee a little whenever I run.”
“The other day I laughed so hard a little pee came out.”
“I pee during every workout. This is my life now.”
“My youngest daughter is 2 now and I still pee – especially when I do any kind of jumping workout. Hopefully it’s only temporary and will eventually go away.”
These are the words I see online constantly in mom groups and forums and hear in workshops I’m hosting and during consultations with potential clients.
These words make me simultaneously so sad and so motivated to keep getting the right information into the right hands because peeing yourself is not your non-refundable entry ticket into motherhood.
Having a baby does not mean you need to wear dark or patterned workout pants or pee-proof underwear for the rest of your life because you’re in constant fear of peeing yourself in front of everyone in your workout class.
This isn’t something you have to just live with.
The truth is, if peeing yourself (even just a smidge) was simply part of the package that comes along with a baby, then 100% of women would experience leakage after giving birth.
But this obviously isn’t the case.
So why do some women have problems with leaking and other mamas don’t?
Does it have to do with how big your newborn baby was?
The kind of labour you had?
Whether you gave birth vaginally or with a C-section?