My pregnancy was very easy, except for one thing: as the baby grew, I found that I could no longer control my bladder the way I used to, and I often experienced embarrassment when I suddenly sprung a leak at the most inconvenient and embarrassing times. My doctor assured me that this was quite common during pregnancy and that it would probably disappear after the baby was born.
Little did I know that the problem would persist, even after birth! I tried exercises and medication and was later told that my light incontinence would probably carry on for life. Nobody told me that this could happen, and I did not quite know how to deal with it. I resorted to wearing sanitary pads on a permanent basis. They were uncomfortable and had to be changed regularly. I began to feel desperate, stressed and unhappy and lost a lot of my self-confidence.