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I am a 28 y/o female with 2 kids, aged 4 and 19 months. After giving birth to my second child, I started having some incontinence issues and I went to my GP surgery and saw the nurse, who said I probably had stress incontinence, which can be common after pregnancy and childbirth, etc. etc. I wasn't too worried or surprised, since I had pretty much guessed that for myself anyway! She told me to do Kegels exercises and avoid fizzy drinks and caffeine, and having followed the advice, things improved somewhat.
Lately, I've had a reccurence of the same issue, but it has been MUCH worse. I will be out and about and suddenly I feel like my bladder's absolutely bursting and I desperately need to pee. If I don't get to a loo within a minute or even less, then it just comes out.
I've also starting wetting the bed - it sounds totally ridiculous, but I'll wake up and it's already 'too late'. All the usual tricks, like going to the loo right before I sleep, not drinking right before bedtime etc. just don't work.
The thing which is freaking me out most is that yesterday, my 4 y/o bounced on top of me and my bladder just emptied - I didn't even feel it. It was bizarre! The same thing happened last week when I picked up a couple of heavy bags of shopping.
I called up my GP surgery but they said it's likely that I just need to do the Kegels more regularly and 'properly'. I am really worried that it is something terrible and I just don't know what to do! Any suggestions?
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