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Running and no bladder control :(

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redcat453 Tue 05-Nov-13 21:59:17

I did outdoor bootcamp style training whilst pregnant but stopped at 30wks when it was getting too much. I literally couldn't wait to get back into it. I've started back this week (baby is 8wks and first vaginal delivery, had CS with my first) they do a running night too so gave that a go and I made sure I went to the loo before going and thought I was 'empty' obviously not as I was completely soaked 10mins in hmm which is mortifying... I had a pad on too and it went through that blush Luckily I had black pants on and it was dark so nobody could see anything. I feel so depressed about this and just want to get back to normal.

I realise it's only 8wks after birth but I don't want to have to wait months before I can get back into the exercise I love. I am going to go to the doctors about this but have a feeling I'll be fobbed off with 'do your pelvic floors' (which I have actually been doing every day anyway) sometimes I can go to the loo and still feel like I need a wee. I seem to have urges and when I need a wee I've got to get to a toilet sharpish.

Anyone been in this position who can offer any advise/suggestions? Please tell me it gets better sad

littlemissnormal Tue 05-Nov-13 22:48:08

No advice but I was the same after having DCs.

18 months on I can run without leaking but skipping is a different matter entirely!

EauRouge Wed 06-Nov-13 07:10:49

If you've been doing your exercises with no effect, ask the doctor about physio. This happens to a lot of women post-birth and sometimes you need physiotherapy to help strengthen things up. I realise you want to get back to normal but it takes ages for your body to recover from pregnancy and labour. Please don't overdo it and injure yourself.

I don't have problems exercising strangely, but I always cross my legs hitting the high notes at band rehearsal.

BlueChampagne Wed 06-Nov-13 13:40:16 has some good advice. Agree with littlemissnormal - and ditto trampolining!

redcat453 Wed 06-Nov-13 21:57:06

Thanks for the replies, I will have a look at that website. Think I'm also going to see the doctor and see what can be done... I'll definitely be avoiding trampolines from now on! smile

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