By SHAUNA ANDERSON
One in three women in the world don’t eat breakfast.
One in three of us are blonde.
One in three of us understate the amount our shoes cost to our partners.
And one in three of us experience bladder leakage.
Yep one in three.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Lights by Tena. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
A Facebook community of Mums were talking about it the other day. The semi-anonymity that Facebook allows granted them a little bit of privacy. The language they used to describe it surprised me though- “shame”, “frustration”, “humiliation”, and a feeling of being “all alone in this”.
You wonder why we allow ourselves to feel that way when it is actually not really that big a deal and it’s not really that uncommon.
One in three. Take a look around you, at three women nearby. One in three of them are going through this to some degree.
According to a study undertaken by lights™ by TENA®, 38.2% of females have no idea that obesity is a cause of bladder weakness. (I didn’t!)
The other cause can be exercise – now here’s a scenario that might feel a little bit familiar.
Exercise induced leakage. (Haven’t you ever wondered why so many of us wear black to the gym?)
43.4% of women experience urine leakage when exercising and of these, 17.4% experience leaks often.
“I don’t ever go the gym because of this,” one Mum wrote on Facebook. “I’ve just decided to skip exercise all together.”
I’m in the age group now where those of us who’ve had babies have probably all had to deal with this on some level.
But aside from Facebook no one seems to really talk about it. This might sound like unusual advice but to be honest I’m not sure that “talking” about issues like this is really necessary.
Not when you can just deal with it and fix it.