Peeing When You Sneeze: Why New Moms Have Bladder Leaks

Many mothers of newborn children find themselves dealing with bladder leaks. Many are completely unaware that the pelvic floor muscles play the main role in leaking pee when you do an activity. New mothers do not have an easy time controlling their bladders. Urinary incontinence (the medical term for bladder leaks) has been the bane of motherhood’s existence for as long as we can remember. This is why new moms have bladder leaks:

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7 Things You Can Enjoy Again Without Incontinence

Whether you’re having urinary incontinence by leaking a little bit in your underwear or feeling a sudden need to pee, urinary incontinence shows its ugly head and finds a way to mess with your life. Bladder control exercises like Kegels can be helpful if you know how to do them correctly. Having a healthy pelvic floor is something every woman should aspire to have and keep. Imagine you had a healthy pelvic floor that could hold it like it once did. We made a list of 7 things you can do without the burden of incontinence.

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5 Common Risk Factors for Incontinence in Women

Nobody wants to admit to dribbling pee when they laugh or exercise, but a lot of women have this issue. A LOT. Urinary incontinence is what 1 in 3 women in the United States suffers from. We are talking millions of women in the United States – you are not alone! Urinary incontinence can be a result of many different factors or medical conditions – here are five of the most common risk factors for urinary incontinence in women:

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Yarlap & Biofeedback

What makes the Yarlap® System different than biofeedback?

Think of your pelvic floor health as a staircase. Right now, you are on the ground floor. The Yarlap® System is the first step and teaches you how to control your muscles. Then you go to biofeedback. TheYarlap® System and biofeedback devices work hand in hand.

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4 Yoga Poses to Help with Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can stop even the biggest yoga fan from doing their normal routine. When you leak in the presence of other women you see every week, you don’t exactly feel calm and centered. It’s mortifying, right?There are several poses which engage and activate the pelvic floor muscles. Here are four yoga poses for women with incontinence to try out:

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5 Things You Better Know Before You Put That in Your Vagina

Raise your hand if you know about an adult toy or a biofeedback device that goes into your vagina. There are a lot of products on the market that claim to help with your pleasure. In a separate category, Yarlap® with AutoKegel® has been mentioned as a great device to help make “vagina can feel good while doing something that is HEALTHY for it too.” We want to make sure that you are aware of a few things before you buy something and put it in your vagina:

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3 Tips To Help Reach Your Pelvic Muscle Tone Goals

Urinary incontinence is not a disease. It is also not a consequence of aging. Urinary incontinence can be a symptom of certain conditions, like inactivity or the result of certain events during a woman’s life (think: childbirth or participation in sports with repetitive bouncing like horseback riding or volleyball).

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Bladder Control Exercise

Bladder control exercises are used to re-establish control over the involuntary leakage of urine. These exercises are to train or re-educates your muscles back to strength and help realign your body naturally. Most women do not realize that weakening of the pelvic floor is progressive and can start in your 20s. In other words, for bladder control exercises to be effective, you have to engage the many muscles in the pelvis, not just the bladder wall whenever you can. This is hard and we get it, so let’s explain!

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Urinary Incontinence in Female Athletes

You might think that female athletes, or women who exercise, who maintain an active lifestyle would have control over the muscles in their body, and you’d be right! But, not entirely. They may not have total control over their bladder.

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5 Things Not To Do To Your Vagina

Vaginas are considered “complicated” to say the least. No worries, here at Yarlap® we want to make the vagina a little less complicated through the promotion of healthy activity and positive self-esteem. For some women, in an effort to boost their health and self-esteem, resort to practices which are about as healthy as a double cheeseburger. Here are five things your vagina is better off without.

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