We tackle the tricky topics around periods, pee and other unpredictable female fluids
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.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...Managing heavy periods can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. We asked Kala to share her story...As many as one in ten women live with the debilitating but invisible inflammatory condition endometriosis. It occurs when the endometrial tissue that usually grows inside the uterus each month in preparation for implantation of a fertilised egg, grows outside the uterus instead, for example on the ovaries or bowel. Symptoms vary, but for most women, the most obvious is painful heavy periods. Amelia shares her story...After a lifetime of pads and tampons, Tia was looking for a more sustainable way of managing her periods when she discovered our washable, reusable, plastic-free period-proof pants. She shares her story...Mother-of-two Julia finally realised her body wasn’t going to bounce back from childbirth, and started searching for a reliable and discreet way to manage her leaks. She shares her story...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.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.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 10 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.Does your heart sink when your trainer calls for star jumps? Do you avoid lifting heavy weights? Does your golf swing make you anxious ?We might talk about having a ‘weak bladder’ but in fact it’s often not the bladder that’s weak – it’s the pelvic floor. Located between the hips, your pelvic floor is an area of muscles and tissues that act as a hammock to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum.It makes sense that what you drink can affect how much you leak – but did you know that what you eat is just as important? Firstly, your pelvic floor is responsible for managing the mechanisms that make you pee. It’s made up of tissues and muscles that support the bladder, rectum and small intestine.It seems to make sense that restricting your intake of fluids would reduce the occurrence of bladder leakage. But does it? Well no, and maybe yes, because it all depends what kind of fluids you’re talking about.
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