The New Mommy Handbag Essential: Poise Impressa


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rite Aid

When you’ve been a parent as long as I have, your handbag essentials change over time. When you are young and  childless, it’s full of cute cosmetic products, fragrances, tampons and condoms (ok so it was just me?). You have a child and your handbag magically turns into a diaper bag full of diapers, wipes and baby bottles. Then you have 4 additional children and you add sippy cups, training pants, extra changes of clothes and snacks. This is getting personal again isn’t it?

There’s something else you probably don’t know about mommyhood- your new found weak bladder. The muscles that support your uterus, bladder and bowel, aka pelvic floor stretch during pregnancy thanks to a big baby and hormones. During labor, when you push, your weaken the pelvic floor more.   Having a weak pelvic floor makes it hard for you to squeeze the muscles at the bottom of your bladder. This means that you will have a little trouble controlling when you pee. Laughing, coughing or sneezing tends to leak. And this sucks.

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports stops leaks before they happen with up to 8 hours of leak protection. This FDA approved, gynecologist tested support looks like a tampon, but it’s not.

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Watch as Dr. Jennifer Berman, Urologist and Sexual Health Expert, gives a closer look at Poise* Impressa* Bladder Supports and explains how they can help women with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) prevent leaks before they happen.


Purchase the sizing kit to find out what is the best internal fit for you. Do not use Impressa while you are on your period, but otherwise you can wear every day, for up to eight hours a day.

Although a prescription is not needed and Impressa Bladder Supports are available over the counter, you may want to ask a doctor before using if you:

  • Have pain during intercourse or when inserting a tampon or tampon-like device (this could be an atrophic vagina)
  • Often experience difficulty in retaining a tampon or tampon-like device (this could be a vaginal prolapse)

Poise Impressa Bladder supports are now available at with free shipping until the end of the year. They are also available at most Rite Aid stores now. Visit or for additional education and information.

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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