Does this Motherhood Secret Affect You?

Sharing is caring!

always discreet review

I’ve partnered with Always Discreet to create this post! Enjoy!

I remember the first time I got pregnant with the Little.  I was exhausted, nauseous and soon overwhelmed by a barrage of parental tips.   Most centered on how to deal with lack of sleep (you better get some sleep now!) and how fast your children will grow (enjoy every minute because before you know it, he’ll be 16).

No one ever mentioned bladder leaks.  Yes, I heard about stretch marks and tearing and a whole bunch of other things I just had to force myself to forget before labor. But, no one said anything like, “Well, you might just pee a little when you laugh after that baby comes.”   Uh, what? Even my mother, who is queen of oversharing, never said that the act of coughing, sneezing, and a good laugh were going to change after the baby comes! Like most women I learned this lesson the hard way.  It was just right after the Little was born and he was asleep. I was gazing at him in adoration and then I had to sneeze.  No way was I waking up that baby so I sprinted out of the room just in time to sneeze and got an extra surprise! Of course, I jumped on the internet and discovered there are different types of urinary incontinence.

When I started asking my mom and mom friends about it, they opened up like a flood (pun intended) and I soon realized that this is completely normal.  I had always associated bladder leaks aka urinary incontinence as something only older people dealt with but this belief is so wrong.

Bladder leaks are a normal and a common experience for a lot of women!

Did you know that 1-in-3 women experience bladder leaks? And 1-in-2 African American women experience bladder leaks, but only 1-in-9 use incontinence products.

There is so much shame around this, which may be why women don’t talk about it.  However, if more women came out and talked about it, it would soon become apparent that bladder leaks are a normal and common experience in women.

So, when I started poking around and asking my mom friends about this, I had to know what products they were using.  For most, they used nothing because they were too embarrassed (Hello –  online shopping ladies!).   Again, there is no shame in taking care of yourself!  One friend used normal pads. For some reason, I just felt like this was not the right solution.

Growing up, my mother used Always products so I use them, too.  After some digging, I discovered Always Discreet.  It’s a product line specifically for bladder leak protection and comes in liners, pads and underwear made for light to heavy bladder leaks. It’s a better choice than period pads for bladder leaks. Here are some of the product benefits.

Always Discreet product benefits:

  • Absorbency- Always Discreet has RapidDry technology that turns liquid to gel, so that Always Discreet pads can absorb 4X more than Always Ultra period pads of similar size and Always Discreet liners absorb 2X more than the leading menstrual liner.
  • Leak Guard protection – While menstrual pads have wings, Always Discreet pads have full-length Double LeakGuards™that help stop leaks at the legs where they happen most.
  • Odor Protection – Always Discreet’s OdorLock™ technology helps trap and neutralize the odors specific to urine. That’s something menstrual pads don’t have.
  • Thinness – Always Discreet pads are up to 45% thinner than the leading incontinence brand.

Comfort – Always Discreet underwear has a 360 FormFit™ design with a contoured core hugs your curves for a smooth, comfortable fit, unlike bulky adult diapers.


For me, I found that Always Discreet Very Light Liners works the best for my light leeks. I love that the liners are slim, flexible and comfortable.   I honestly forget that I’m wearing it because it provides complete protection.

If you’ve found yourself as one of the millions of women living with urinary incontinence, again you are completely normal and you can learn more (and get coupons) for Always Discreet here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always Discreet. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish June 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    So helpful that you’re talking about this. I haven’t experienced this but have friends that have, and know it’s super common. I’m sure so many women will appreciate knowing they’re not alone.

  2. Irena June 27, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I don’t have any personal experience but it’s certainly a good topic to address as it’s not often discussed in public. Good to know there are some reliable solutions out there.

  3. Renee June 27, 2017 at 9:53 am

    4 pregnancies and 3 kids later…yes! I’ve gotten some therapy to strengthen the muscles and don’t have the problem anymore, but it is so very real – thank you for touching on this subject and helping out so many women!

  4. Jean June 27, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for talking about this. I don’t have kids but I hope to in the future and it helps to know what I might expect.

  5. Tina June 27, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I had zero idea about this! That’s very interesting, thank you for sharing your experience.

  6. Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! June 28, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I don’t have any experience with this myself, but there’s so many things surrounding motherhood that I think is so wonderful to shed some light on so no one feels alone.

  7. ChihYu June 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing this ! I learned a lot from the article !

  8. Michele Spring June 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Um, yep, I have suffered from this and even though I’ve had therapy I still have issues every so often – like forget it with trampolines! 2 kids (plus 1 twin miscarriage at 12 weeks) will definitely do that to ya. Good to know of this solution though!

  9. Cristina Curp June 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Mine didnt even start right after baby, it was more like 2 years post baby. Weird… but luckily with a lot of of excersice… including leg lifts and planks… it’s gone <3

  10. Jessica DeMay June 30, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I’m glad you are talking about this and hopefully helping other woman not feel embarrassed or ashamed.

  11. Anya July 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Wow!! This is such a good topic to discuss. I’m sure many mamas and mamas-to-be would find this useful.

  12. Holley Marth July 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    What doesn’t anyone talk about this? Thanks for bringing it up!

  13. Darryl July 3, 2017 at 4:45 am

    A well written and useful article!

  14. STACEY CRAWFORD July 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    It is good that you are addressing this. I had issues with it while pregnant with my second child. If I sneezed or laughed it would sometime happen. It did go away after pregnancy, but I have heard it sometimes continues.

  15. Becky Winkler July 3, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Love that you’re bringing this taboo subject into the light!


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *