Why Are There Wees When I Sneeze After Having A Baby?
Jumping on the tramp with the kids always sounds like it is going to be fun.
But, then it becomes not so fun all of a sudden.
It has nothing to do with the kids wooping like crazy things, trying to clamber onto that stretchy mat via a tiny and precarious ladder, or the actual act of jumping.
It has everything to do with those damn pelvic floor muscles and the constant threat of leakage that is always present.
Yep, that's just part of being a Mum now, right?
Actually, that's not right at all. You shouldn't have to worry about wees when you sneeze, or cough, or run, or jump, or any other number of things.
So, why does it happen and why have we just accepted this as Mums?
Let's explore that very question right now.
Why Are There Wees When We Sneeze After Having A Baby?
More than a third of women who have experienced pregnancy will also experience the annoying process of not making it to the loo on time, weeing when sneezing, laughing, & yelling.
Why is that?
It is all to do with weakened pelvic floor muscles. You can read about those muscles and what they do in our recent blog by clicking here [link pelvic floor muscle blog].
In case you don't have time for that, here is the lowdown. Your pelvic muscles are like a sling of muscles, ligaments and tissue that support your bladder, bowel and uterus.
Normally, these muscles are firm and bouncy. However, after bearing the weight of a baby for an extended period of time, they can become stretched and weakened.
Once weakened, they are not able to help control the release of your bladder and bowel functions as well. That means there is a risk of leakage when your body does things like sneezing, coughing or physical activity.
Why Do We Accept It?
We accept this because we think it's a normal thing mum's have to live with forever. We don't talk about it because it's it's filled with a stigma of shame.
As Mums, we put up with a lot of things. Pelvic floor weakness, like a lot of other female things, is somewhat taboo to talk about in general conversation.
To be honest, we think that is incredibly silly.
If we were able to talk about common, real issues that we ladies face, then more people would be able to get the help they need. They wouldn't simply have to put up with things any longer.
So, part of what we are doing is starting the conversations needed. And that is why we are partnering with Kirstyn Campbell at KC Fit to help Mums like you safely strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
As Mums, we are very good at putting everyone else first. With kids, families, partners and workmates relying on us, there always seems to be something to do. Our needs get pushed to the bottom of the pile.
But, no more! It is time to do something for you and strengthen those pelvic floor muscles so that we can live your life with the freedom you deserve.
Postpartum Exercise For Sneeze Wees
The great news is that you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles so that you don’t have to worry about sneeze wees any more.
You just need to use the appropriate exercises.
Please promise me that you will not ask Expert Trainer Google for these exercises. You could actually end up doing your body more harm than good!
Pregnancy can change your body a lot. Some areas become weaker than they used to be after having a baby. Traditional toning exercises can tear those weak parts to shreds. Please only seek out trainers that specialise in postpartum exercise programmes.
Kirstyn Campbell is one of these very trainers. Being a Mum who battled with pelvic floor issues of her own, she understands exactly what you are going through. She has also undertaken years of extensive study to learn how to correct the problem safely.
And that is what her programme Sneeze Without Wees is all about. She wants to pass her advice and learnings onto Mums like you so that you can live your life without fear of leakage.
You can find out more about the programme and how you can jump on board by clicking here.