Mother-of-two Julia finally realised her body wasn’t going to bounce back from childbirth, and started searching for a
reliable and discreet way to manage her leaks
. She shares her story:
“There were two episodes that made me finally face the fact that I had a leakage issue.
“The first was at a girl’s night out with other preschool mums, where we all got a bit silly and laughed and laughed... until I peed myself laughing. Luckily no one else noticed, but I did!
“Soon after that, wanting to get back into shape after baby two, I decided to go for a run. Within minutes, I was back at the front door, almost in shock at the realization of how weak my bladder was.
“To cut a long story short, I found I had a bladder/vagina prolapse, which is apparently very common. I had the op, but after a couple of years I started to leak again and had to resort to pads as back-up. I got to the stage of feeling quite anxious if I wasn’t wearing a panty liner.
“I became aware of
through a physio and thought they were worth a try. At firstI just wore them around the house to test them, but now I wear them every day. I've been surprised and relieved by how much pee they can hold without leaking.
“I’ve tried out both Just’nCaseEveryday styles – the high cut and the lace. I probably prefer the lace as it looks quite feminine. I often wear them if I’m going out with my hubby – they look so lovely he’d never guess. I wear the plainer ones for running.
“From my experience, I’m noticing that it is best to rinse them after wearing – rather than just leaving them in my laundry basket until I do the washing at the weekend.
“I enjoy the fact that by wearing them I don’t have a niggle of worry that I might leak and that I don’t have to hide the pads from my husband. I also like the fact that it is a sustainable product, so feel I’m playing my part! I’m impressed and I’d recommend them.”
We would like to thank Julia (not her real name) for sharing her story with us.
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