Oooops moments. I've had a few of those over the years, whether it's accidently going out with a top inside out or experiencing a little leak during a gym session.
After having three children my bladder just isn’t what it used to be. Bladder weakness is such a common condition, and I've experienced a few oooops moments over the years. I often get caught out in a sneezing and coughing fit, or if I am having a moment where I am laughing hysterically, I just know I must cross my legs.
Oooops moments can happen due to pregnancy and childbirth, but also a lack of targeted exercise can weaken the pelvic floor. Simple things like sneezing or laughing can cause those oooops moments.
Over the years I've learnt to be prepared for those ooops moments, whether that means wearing pads when doing my exercises, to trying to get into a routine of remembering to do those very important pelvic floor exercise. But, along the way, I feel the most important thing I've learnt is, oooops moments are nothing to be ashamed off, it is more common than you think and it doesn't matter!
‘C’est la Vie!’ To Oooops Moments™
TENA has released its ‘C’est la Vie!’ campaign and introduced the new Lights by TENA which are specifically designed for the one in two UK women who experience bladder weakness. Lights by TENA Ultra Towel absorbs twice as fast as normal Ultra Towels meaning you don’t need to worry about any mishaps or oooops moments and have complete peace of mind.
As part of the inspirational ‘C’est la Vie!’ campaign, TENA sent me a lovely kit filled with foolproof solutions to make it easier for me to deal with everyday moments.
In the lovely kit that TENA kindly sent me is:
Anti-Static Spray: Windy outside and worried your skirt will blow inside out? A quick spray of anti-static spray will clear that right up
Double sided stylist tape: Wave goodbye to any future wardrobe malfunctions with double sided tape, perfect for keeping your dress in the correct position all night long
Nail polish remover pads: Having your own at-home manicure and the nail varnish goes everywhere? We’ve all been there. C’est la vie! These nifty remover pads will clean up the polish on your hands and the carpet
Mini Sewing Kit: From a hole in your tights to the zip breaking on your skirt, a mini sewing kit is the ultimate life saver!
Make up fixing mist: Ensure make up never slides down your face, especially when the weather is warmer, by setting it with an infallible misting spray. Your foundation will always be on point!
Cleansing wipes: Smudge ruined that perfect eyeliner flick or lipstick smeared on your teeth? Wipe off straight away, with cleansing wipes. What’s more, they’re perfect for removing any other messes that come your way during the working day, from leaked ink to lunch down your top!
Facial tan: Whether at the beach in the summer or skiing in the alps, when your wearing sunglasses, it’s so easy to end up with unsightly white patches around the eyes. Fear no more and use a little facial fake tan to blend them in the rest of the tan
lights by TENA Liner: The hero health product for women to say C’est la vie to those unexpected little leaks