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Leaking?what to do?
Sarah McMoyler, RN posted:
Incontinence: simply put is leaking urine! Have you ever sneezed, coughed, laughed, run, or done jumping jacks and felt that "oh no" embarrassing result of wet pants? Between childbirth and the natural stress of aging, the National Association for Continence: estimates over 15 million women are affected

Unfortunately, women are too often embarrassed to bring this up with their physicians and so continue to suffer with a condition that is treatable! If highly specialized physical therapy does not correct this condition, new and effective surgical procedures are available.

How to prevent this unwelcome condition from affecting a woman for the rest of her life? Start with young women at the high school level about pelvic floor muscles and how Kegel exercises, done properly can help keep them strong:

Are you suffering with incontinence? What have you tried that has helped?

Sarah McMoyler RN
GMKT2008 responded:

I had a 2nd trial of IVF in July, 2011...

Final HCG injection on: 8th July, 2011

Egg Retreival on: 10th July, 2011

Three Embryos (Day 2) transferred on: 12th July, 2011

Beta HCg tested on: 28th July, 2011: Positive pregnancy test of Beta Hcg level around 430...

The doctor prescribed more progesterone suppositories of 400 mg.

I am scheduled for my first ultrasound on 11th August, 2011...This two week wait after the positive pregnancy test has been mentally more stressful than the two week wait after embryo transfer...I keep getting scary thoughts, that something might be wrong...Please can you advise me to reduce the mental stress...

I feel nausea and very very dizzy, even when I lie down and my eyes are closed... my breasts felt sore last week, but not this lower abdomen feels slightly heavy...until last week, i had mild cramping, but no more...please advise...thnx.
Sarah McMoyler, RN replied to GMKT2008's response:
Dear GMKT2008,

Understandably, you are experiencing stress related to so many unknowns...the mind reels when it is not in control. My recommendations:
-Regarding the physical symptoms, you must stay in close contact with your physician- do they have an advice nurse or someone in the office that is readily available to be in touch with your regarding physical symptoms? This is important- emotions are fragile and can generate more stress when left unanswered
-Ask if your MD office has a support network ofr patients going through various procedures; this can be very helpful- to be in touch with other people experincing similar situations
-Who do you know in your circle of family and friends that you can reach out to who will be unconditionally supportive? Morning, noon or night, able to respond to a moment of stress or anxiety?

Please stay in touch with us- we will want to know how you are doing. I hope that someone out in the pregnancy community will also reply who may have some words to offer from their own experience.

My best,

Sarah RN
ButterflyBaby1107 responded:
Thanks for talking about this embarrassing topic! I have been having some trouble with this since I became pregnant.

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