We tackle the tricky topics around periods, pee and other unpredictable female fluids
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?By guest expert Tania Clifton-Smith, respiratory-musculo physiotherapist and international authority on breathing dysfunction and breathing pattern disorders.We’re excited to introduce our new cotton packaging, designed to be reusable over and over again. Made of 100 percent cotton, the bags our underwear come in are completely unbranded so you can put them to good use in so many ways. Please note they will shrink by about 10 percent when washed, so factor that in when dreaming up ways to use them.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.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...
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