I get it.
I have struggled with pee leaks since my first boy was born. I tried everything: apps connected to vaginal devices, weighted balls, Kegel challenges. Some worked for a while, but after stopping I would be back at square one.
Then something happened that made me rethink my approach to recovering my pelvic floor.
My youngest son has low muscle tone, and his therapist focused on coordination rather than force. She worked on developing his core strength and coordination, and she used tactile and visual cues to help him master complex movements.
What if my brain and my pelvic floor could work better together? What if this was more like learning to dance than weight-lifting (aka. Kegels)?
I went deep into the rabbit hole, and I learned from biomechanists, sensory integration therapists, instructional designers, and life-hackers. I wanted to crack the code of a dry sneeze.
The big ah-ha! came from surveying and interviewing over 200 women. I was floored by how widespread the issue was and how willing women were to tell their stories. It was also heartbreaking to see how many were resigned to wearing a pad for life and restrain themselves from doing activities they love.
Eventually, HappySneeze emerged, along with our team of wicked-smart moms, dads, and friends who think pee leaks are no fun. We are on a mission to increase awareness about urinary incontinence and empower women to take charge of their health and wellbeing.
- LAURA VIDAL BORRELL
Designed by a multidisciplinary team of experts
DR. VERA PHILIPSEN PT
PELVIC FLOOR EXPERT
Our team combines expertise in pelvic floor physical therapy, instructional design,
and behavioral psychology. We are committed to pelvic health for all women.