In a survey of 500 mums, a quarter of respondents (26%) said they are still suffering with leaks months, or even years, after giving birth. Incontinence is thought of as normal and that it will resolve itself with time but bladder leaks may chip away at your confidence and can have a negative impact on your emotional health. It’s like a dark cloud hanging over what’s meant to be a special time in your life. Incontinence is common but there are things you can do to help.
Why do I leak?
Scientifically, urinary incontinence is caused by a weak pelvic floor; a weakness in the key set of deep muscles situated in the pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles can lose their tone due to a number of different triggers which result in an inability to control urination. The most common triggers are pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and high impact exercise.
How do I strengthen my pelvic floor?
Like any muscle, the way to strengthen the pelvic floor is through exercise. In this case: pelvic floor contractions or kegels. However, finding the time and energy as a mum to practice pelvic exercises isn’t easy, and it’s certainly not fun. 50% of women cannot engage the muscles correctly and one in 10 say they have no idea what their pelvic floor is or how to exercise it to help stop leaks.
INNOVO clever technology stimulates the pelvic floor to strengthen the muscles and treats the root cause of bladder leaks. Pull on the shorts and let INNOVO deliver 180 perfect pelvic floor contractions in 30 minutes while you catch up on emails, work on your to-do list or get some me-time. All you need is 30 minutes a day, five days a week for 12 weeks. Clinically proven to work, INNOVO is non-invasive, safe and easy to use. Results in as little as four weeks.
“In just three weeks I noticed a huge improvement.” – Leonara, INNOVO User
“It’s quite relaxing – I lie on the bed and I have a chill-out. I’m on my Facebook or reading or watching TV. It’s sheer bliss for half an hour a night.” – Kath, INNOVO User
What you will win
Five lucky winners will each receive:
- INNOVO starter kit worth £299
How to enter
Mumsnet T&Cs apply. The competition is open to UK residents only. Competition closes 11:59pm 28 July 2021.
This page is sponsored by INNOVO