We tackle the tricky topics around periods, pee and other unpredictable female fluids
By guest expert Tania Clifton-Smith, respiratory-musculo physiotherapist and international authority on breathing dysfunction and breathing pattern disorders.It’s one of those new-mama disasters that nobody warns you about – that uh-oh moment when your breast milk leaks right through your bra and the front of your top, usually when you’re in the queue at the supermarket! A reliable pair of nursing pads will be your new breast buddies, but what questions should you ask when finding the best nursing pads?We’re proud to have supported charity The Mums Clique with a donation of more than 1800 pairs of pee-proof and period-proof underwear.We love to hear how our products are changing lives. We especially love to hear from inspiring women like Pat, who’s in her eighties but hasn’t let that slow her down. Here’s her email: ...Lee struggled through two years of breastfeeding her first child, using unsatisfactory nursing pads that leaked, smelled and made her itch. But since the birth of her second child, Just’nCase Contoured nursing pads have transformed her breastfeeding experience. She wrote to us...At Confitex, our goal is a world where nobody needs to live in fear of life’s little leaks. We’re driven by a desire to transform lives and help protect the planet by creating the best looking and best performing reusable absorbent and leakproof consumer products on the market.Reaching for yet another pack of single-use paper pads, liners or shields brings with it a mixed bag of emotions, including frustration with the inconvenience they cause and anxiety about potential visible leaks. The last thing you need on top of that is guilt about their impact on our environment.There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to bladder leakage. Because it affects so many people (as many as one in three women and one in 5 men) and can be brought on by a range of causes, there’s no silver bullet that will magic it away. For some, it’s a lifelong condition – just the way we’re built.Living with heavy periods can be messy, expensive and often painful. For many women, they’re just a fact of life, with no apparent cause and few treatment options beyond basic pain management techniques and painkillers. But for others, menorrhagia (the medical term for abnormally heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding) can be a sign that you’ve got an underlying health issue, so it’s important to see a doctor if you notice changes in your cycle. We answer your menstruation questions...Living with incontinence can be a lonely and isolating experience. But sometimes knowing you’re not alone makes all the difference. About one woman in every three experiences some degree of bladder leakage – we just don’t talk about it. So we asked one, Sarah, to share her story...Our absorbent underwear and nursing pads are designed and built to last, so they’ll save you money in the long term, as well as giving you the peace of mind of knowing you’re protected by high-performance quick-drying and odour-resistant absorbent fabric technology originally created with elite endurance athletes in mind.Managing heavy periods can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. We asked Kala to share her story...
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