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We tackle the tricky topics around periods, pee and other unpredictable female fluids

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • REAL-LIFE READ: LIVING WITH LITTLE WEE LEAKS

    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...
  • REAL-LIFE READ: MY HEAVY PERIODS

    Managing heavy periods can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. We asked Kala to share her story...
  • REAL-LIFE READ: MY STRUGGLE WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS

    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...
  • Real-life read: How I manage menstruation

    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...
  • Real-life read: I peed myself laughing

    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...
  • Six ways to take control of bladder leaks

    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.
  • Eeek – I leak when I exercise!

    Does your heart sink when your trainer calls for star jumps? Do you avoid lifting heavy weights? Does your golf swing make you anxious ?  
  • How to strengthen your pelvic floor: a beginner’s guide to kegels

    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.
  • Four healthy foods that could be triggering your leaks

    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.
  • Will drinking less fix my incontinence?

    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.
  • Is my sex life over?

    Having a wee accident while having sex can and does happen – and worrying that it might can cause severe anxiety and put you off having sex at all. But there are ways to keep it on the to-do list!
  • Is constipation causing your incontinence?

    “Being constipated and having to strain to poop can reduce your pelvic floor strength.” Turns out that when your bowel isn’t working properly your bladder can be affected. Who knew?
  • The last taboo – let’s talk about little leaks

    Bladder leakage (aka urinary incontinence) affects one in three women and one in ten men, often as a result of surgery, childbirth or other trauma. So why don’t we ever hear about it? Why are we afraid of talking about one of the most common medical conditions affecting people around the world today?  
  • The heavy truth about light bladder leakage

    Sneezing. Lifting. Running. Laughing. Stretching. Do any of those words give you, or someone you know, a touch of anxiety that you might accidentally wee a little? For many people, the onset of incontinence brings with it symptoms that are not dissimilar to depression.
  • Stress, urge or overflow – what kind of incontinence do you have?

    So maybe you leak occasionally. But do you know exactly what type of incontinence you have?  Knowing what kind of incontinence you’re experiencing is vital to choosing the right management products and ensuring you get the right treatment, because different types have different causes and remedies. 
  • Is bladder retraining right for me?

    Bladder retraining is an action plan recommended by health professionals for incontinence and bladder leakage. It’s a form of behavioral therapy that works to change your bathroom habits by altering the cognitive pathways responsible for telling your body how often you need to use the toilet, and how much liquid you expel.
  • OUR GLOSSARY: FROM ENURESIS TO MENORRHAGIA...

    From enuresis to Menorrhagia...Our glossary of everything you've ever wanted to know about leaks
  • REAL-LIFE READS: SHARING OUR STORIES

    One of the great things about helping people finally find a solution to intensely personal issues they’ve been grappling with alone, is that they are often keen to share their stories to let others know there is hope. We would like to thank everyone who has shared their stories with us. Click on the links below to read more... 
  • Ten tips for breastfeeding moms

    When you’re a new mom everyone’s got advice about how to care for your baby – how to hold them, burp them and get them to sleep. More than anything, they’ve got an opinion on how, when and even where you should feed them. So we’re not going to tell you what to do. We’re just going to leave a few ideas here that have worked for other moms. If you like the sound of them, see if they work for you...