Bladder leaks are commonly attributed to coughing, sneezing, and exercise. However, you don't have to accept stress incontinence as part of your life.
When it comes to what goes on behind closed stall doors, no one (over the age of 12) is really interested in having a conversation. It's humiliating to have to stop and relieve yourself while out on a run or other form of physical activity, no matter how much you need to urinate.
Urinary stress incontinence, or leakage, is a sensitive topic that is only discussed in private settings like mommy groups. If things get bad, it's shrugged off or used as an excuse to skip out on exercise or other beneficial pursuits.
Proof of how frequent this issue is: underwear designed specifically to absorb urine from a leaking bladder. It's not simply a mom issue, and it's not limited to pregnancy or childbirth as possible triggers. A poll of female athletes indicated that 46% had experienced symptoms, and 76% of those women had never given children.
So, what leads to this, and what can one do about it except wearing incontinence briefs?
To calm yourself, focus on your breathing.