I so wanted a baby! I just wasn’t prepared for the complications nobody talks about…

by | May 15, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

I wanted to be a mother all my life, and when I met my husband in my mid-thirties, I couldn’t wait to start a family. We tried very hard to fall pregnant, but it just wasn’t happening. After a few years, just as I was about to give up, it happened! I was finally pregnant at 42! It was a miracle!

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.

It became a challenge for me to go out with friends or anywhere where I had to sit down (even while driving my car!) because I constantly had to check that there were no embarrassing leaks on my clothing. I was still too young to deal with pads on a daily basis! Surely there should be an easier solution?
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