Many years ago, ladies carried pretty handkerchiefs like these.
And just a few years ago, I heard a not-so-pretty revelation at a women only dinner party. Six ladies all fessed up to the same problem: When they sneezed, sometimes they leaked!
So I fessed up too.
The first time this sneezing and leaking happened to me, I was shocked. Mortified. Horrified.
Kegels. That’s what the websites told me to do.
So I did kegels… for a while. But doing kegels gets old, just like ironing handkerchiefs must have gotten old since not many women carry hankies anymore.
Then I had a false alarm with pelvic floor prolapse. Yikes! More research informed me that kegels are key to maintaining pelvic floor stability.
So I started doing kegels again. Lots of them. Kegels, kegels, kegels…
And now I sneeze with confidence.
Give kegels a try!
Any other kegel stories out there? Do fess up.
More About Kegels: Many medical websites provide info on kegels. Here’s a how-to guide from the Mayo Clinic. Of course, check with your doctor whenever you have a medical concern.
Photo: The handkerchiefs above belonged to my mom and my mother-in-law. Google “antique” or” vintage handkerchiefs” to see more hankies of yesteryear such as these on the site of Sharon’s Antiques.
P.S. Sorry about the creases. I should have gotten out the iron…