Wed 05, May 2021
The Continence Foundation celebrates all mothers across Australia this Mother’s Day (9 May 2021).
One in three women who ever had a baby are affected by incontinence
Incontinence can happen at any age or life stage. Some women who have had children notice bladder, bowel and pelvic symptoms after birth or later, near menopause.
As a society, we can band together to give mothers a meaningful gift this Mother’s Day: an open dialogue about incontinence and other important pelvic health topics.
Help the Continence Foundation of Australia spread the word that incontinence can be prevented, better managed or successfully treated. There is help available:
Awareness starts with evidence-based information. Think about saving and sharing the following pages from the Foundation’s website with friends and family soon:
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Women (Brochure)
- The Pregnancy Guide (Booklet)
- Menopause and Bladder and Bowel Control (Fact sheet)
Read personal stories from mums:
- ‘You will be ok’: Amy’s prolapse story six years on
- ‘Is this life now?’: Tash’s experience of faecal incontinence
- ‘Why aren’t women talking about this more?’: Jules Robinson
- Let’s talk about prolapse: Stephanie’s story
- Queensland grandmother named Continence Foundation’s 2018 Carer of the Year