What they don't tell you about having a baby!

Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum are not easy, but having a baby is an incredible gift! Unfortunately, the postpartum impact of having a baby is often left unspoken.

Common postpartum symptoms include;

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    Engorged breasts, leaking breasts and sore nipples 

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    Hemorrhoids, sore perineum and constipation

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    Body aches, fatigue and night sweats

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    "Baby blues" for up to 14 days caused by hormonal changes

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    Abdominal cramps for 7 to 10 days post delivery
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    Bleeding for 6 to 8 weeks post delivery (lochia)
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    Your bladder control may never be the same...

Postpartum recovery takes time, so go easy on yourself. If you're concerned about any of your symptoms, take the time to chat to your doctor - they've seen it all before and they're here to help you.

What Are Common Causes Of  Postpartum Incontinence?
One in three women who have had a baby will experience some form of incontinence when she laughs, sneezes, coughs or exercises. During pregnancy, as you produce hormones, your pelvic floor muscles become weak and struggle to support your internal organs. This can lead to difficulty controlling your bladder. You are most likely to develop postpartum incontinence if:
  • You had bladder problems during or prior to pregnancy

  • You are having your first baby, or a large baby

  • You have a long labour or you have a difficult delivery (stitches, tearing etc.)

Managing Postpartum Incontinence
Kegel Exercises
Practicing Kegel exercises a few times a day can improve your pelvic floor muscles
Using bladder control pads or underwear
Veeda offers incontinence liners, pads as well as disposable underwear and wipes to cover all your needs. Our products are subtle, comfortable, secure, and reliable to support an active, on-the-go leak-proof lifestyle. All our products are both hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested which means they won’t irritate your skin and reduce the risk of allergies.
Enforce a healthy lifestyle
  • Eat foods that are high in fiber
  • Drink more water
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid nicotine
  • Limit abdominal pressure

Bladder training 
Visiting the toilet every two to three hours is normal. If you use the bathroom more frequently, try to extend the time between urination.
Visit your doctor for more information
Visit your doctor for more information
Veeda products are dermatologically and gynecologically tested making them hypoallergenic and safe for daily use. Feel comfortable counting on Veeda to be your choice of safe and reliable protection when you need it most.
The Difference Between Incontinence & Menstrual Pads and Liners
There are many different types of pads and liners, all designed for different needs. Some are made for incontinence whilst some are made for a woman’s menstrual flow. So how are you meant to know what to use for your particular need? We’re here to help!

In the Veeda range, there are two different types of incontinence products that should be used for bladder leaks and three different types of products that should be used for menstrual flow. All our products are designed for a specific purpose which determines its absorbency level and performance; Menstrual products are designed to absorb blood and incontinence products are designed to absorb urine. Many people don’t realize that there is a difference between incontinence pads & liners and menstrual pads & liners.

Veeda incontinence products are made with a wicking fabric that quickly draws moisture away from the skin and neutralizes urine odor. These liners and pads have a special top sheet and distribution layers designed for the rapid flow of urine. Veeda incontinence pads and liners instantly absorb urine through super absorbent polymers contained in the product that are designed to absorb and lock in heavy volumes of urine quickly. Incontinence liners and pads can hold and absorb more fluid than menstrual products. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use period pads and liners for postpartum incontinence?

Using menstrual products for bladder leakage wouldn’t be as effective as they are designed for blood which is thicker than urine with slower discharge times and volumes, and therefore lower absorbency levels. They’ll leave your skin feeling damp and uncomfortable, and at a higher risk of irritation and infection. Menstrual products don’t protect your skin against urine and won’t neutralize the urine odor.

Can I use incontinence pads and liners for my period?

Although not recommended, it is possible to use an incontinence pad or liner in place of a period pad when menstruating. However, it is important to remember that incontinence and menstrual products work very differently. Period pads are specially designed to absorb menstrual flow which is slower and thicker than urine. These products absorb in line with your flow and safely work to be changed every four to eight hours. If using an incontinence product for your monthly cycle, you’ll find that blood doesn’t absorb into the incontinence pad as well as urine does, as it’s designed to absorb heavy amounts of thin liquid quickly.

Can I use tampons after giving birth?

Doctors advise not to use tampons until you've had your 6-8 week postnatal check, the lochia has stopped and your wounds have completely healed. Using tampons or menstrual cups before you've healed can increase your chances of getting an infection. When your doctor is comfortable for you to return to using tampons, you may need to use a different absorbency or sized tampon for the first few months. 

Are Period Products FSA Eligible? 

Period products are typically eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Contact your employer or FSA/HSA/HRA provider with account or eligibility questions.

The CARES Act reclassified period products as “medical expenses,” making them eligible to be treated as any other spending on “medical care.” That means tampons, pads and liners purchased after December 31, 2019 eligible for purchase with FSA and HSA funds.

Are Incontinence Products FSA Eligible?

Incontinence supplies are typically eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Contact your employer or FSA/HSA/HRA provider with account or eligibility questions.

Does Medicaid Cover Incontinence Products?

Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides medically necessary products (including incontinence products), healthcare or long-term care services to those who qualify.

Visit Healthcare.gov and use its Medicaid calculator to determine if you qualify.

For an incontinence product to be covered by Medicaid, it must be considered “medically necessary”, and therefore essential to the treatment or management of a particular condition. This can be determined by visiting your doctor and getting a diagnosis.

Additional Resources

Post-partum exercises for new moms


Exercise is good for your mind and body no matter what age or stage of life you’re in. It has many benefits including assisting with weight loss, increasing aerobic fitness, improving social interaction and psychological wellbeing. Post-partum exercise can be difficult to fit in especially if you’re a busy mom, however it is important to consider the benefits and try to incorporate some form of exercise into your routine. 

The best underwear for vaginal health


Vaginal discharge is part and parcel of a healthy vagina and getting sweaty in the vagina area is totally normal, so your undies need to allow the area to breathe and absorb any moisture. (The vagina produces 4ml of discharge every day!)

We've put together our tips for the best underwear for a healthy vagina!

How do toxins enter our bodies?


Skin is the body’s largest organ. We don’t yet know how quickly chemicals end up in the bloodstream, or what percentage end up in the bloodstream, but we do know that many pharmaceuticals are effectively delivered trans-dermally via patches and creams. In the same way, chemicals in personal care products are also absorbed through your skin.