What is LBL and what causes it?

Everyone is emailing want to know what is LBL, what causes it and how in the world I recycle period pads. Other than a big pain in the behind, LBL occurs in one out of every three women. So even if you are not effected, chances are you know someone who is. It’s possible that you or a loved one is ashamed to admit the little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise. I know I was in denial for years.

You Better Recycle Those Pads

If nothing else, you must know this: you are not alone and it is not your fault. Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors. These reasons arise out of our everyday life, starting a family and just a part of ageing.

No two women are alike, there’s no single reason that LBL happens. For me, it was the result of 4 c-section childbirths and now being overweight. While I maybe able to fix one of these, the other is simply a result of something magical and I will not regret it for even one moment. Not even when I have to rush to the bathroom to take a pee or change my clothes because my evening jog came with a surprise of the not so nice kind.

Soap and water

For some, LBL occurs from complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease. Even bladder or urinary tract infections can cause damage to your body and result in light bladder leakage. In the end, it probably doesn’t matter how it started, what is important is how to manage it.

Women deserve the best options for managing LBL and I am proud to speak out often on the issue. By providing education, management tips and my personal experiences, I hope that more will accept and even find comfort in the condition with our support. Whether you leak a little when you laugh, or sometimes have a sudden urge to go, Poise gives you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night. Their pads and liners are specifically designed for LBL, which makes them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women with light bladder leaks.

Designed to move with your body, new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads to help you take care of leaks with confidence. After trying a few brands, I quickly realized for for my active lifestyle, Poise was the best solution. They mold to my body allowing me to move without fear. I wouldn’t be caught on a job or even in the air without my Poise pad!

Taking my challenge and making the switch? Grab you Poise free samples and give yourself a big hug from me! Then, recycle period pads. Go ahead and gather them all up and put them to good use. How, you say? There are so many uses: cleaning the microwave, removing chalk and even cleaning your child’s beloved toys!

Clean Lion

Add a little soap and water to the top of the period pads. Then whip the stuffie clean! Stop laughing, I may not be thrifty but I am a greenie at heart. Recycle where you can to save the world a little at a time.

Today’s post is sponsored by Poise, by my love for their LBL products is all my own!

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.
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