Sneezing Without Fear

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Poise, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #cleanandfreshswitch


I invited a lady to go on an overnight outing with me.  {I’ll keep her name private to protect her identity.}  This friend of mine turned down my invitation without giving a reason and since we’re so close I asked why.  She hem hawed around before sheepishly telling me that she was afraid to go far from home because she struggled with light bladder leakage.  I asked if she had tried Poise pads or liners and she hadn’t heard of them before.  Since our outing was a few weeks away I encouraged her to try them out in the mean time and let me know if she changed her mind about the trip.  She got back to me within the next week and was overjoyed at the freedom she felt from such a small purchase.  This changed her life in a real way!

My biggest blessing

Fast forward a few years and I experienced something I never thought I would.  Isn’t it funny how we think things will never happen to us?  Well, LBL {Light bladder leakage} happened to me.  My heart is racing just thinking about saying that “out loud” but it’s true and I think it’s an important issue for women to discuss.  After my darling little angel was born regular old panty liners didn’t cut it.  I was fine when coughing, exercising, and even laughing but sneezing was/is my downfall.  Especially with a little one growing inside of me now, kicking everything possible, I’m worried about LBL.  Worried that is, when I don’t remember to use Poise.

Matron of Honor

Poise liners has helped renew my self confidence.  I was a busy matron of honor this summer and no matter what stress, laughter, tears, or sneezes came at me I was prepared.

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About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Jennifer Soltys says

    It’s great that they have these to discreetly make women feel more confident! Goodness knows that could make or break your day!!!

  2. Kelsey Apley says

    What a beautiful bundle of joy, I just love it!! We don’t have any kids at the moment but I have heard my sister talk about sneezing after having children!

  3. Kathleen Garber says

    Great post, glad your friend was comfortable enough to explain the problem so you could help. I use poise everyday, I’ve had to for most of my adult life and most of my teen years. They are a life saver.

  4. Mistee Dawn says

    My mom suffers from LBL as well. It is a difficult subject to broach. Great post!

  5. homemakinghacks says

    This is such a great thing to share, my gram had issues and counted on Poise. Thanks for sharing about this, it’s great to let others know they are not alone and there is also help!

  6. Thank you for sharing your story! I am so glad you could help out a friend.

  7. Thank you for sharing your story. Great post!

  8. Isn’t it nice to be able to sneeze without total embarrassment. I am so thankful for Poise.

  9. I hate when I get a cold because I know sneezing or coughing can cause this with me too. Poise is a useful product.

  10. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I think it’s an incredibly common problem for women, and bravo to you for saying it out loud!

  11. My mom was using panty liners and I suggested she try these. She likes them!

  12. As a mother of five…I definitely know this problem! It can be such a pain and embarrassment!

  13. I had issues after having my second child and just had to accept it. With my third daughter just arriving about three months ago I have been reminded yet again. I use Poise, they work!

  14. Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity says

    Honestly, I have had 6 kids. If I breathe to hard I have to worry, so forget about laughing or sneezing.

  15. After giving birth to three kids, this is definitely an issue I have to deal with too. Thank you for this detailed review. I’ve always wondered if it was worth trying Poise.

  16. Beth Larrabee says

    The curse of mothers everywhere!

  17. I had this problem after my second child! it’s better now but I do worry about it returning. It’s nice to know there are products to help!

  18. I have to admit that after my second child I have to accept the fact that LBL would just be a part of my life. Poise works the best by far to make dealing with it easier.

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