This post is sponsored by INNOVO, but all opinions and experiences are mine.
I’ve been very open and honest about my bladder issues ever since I’ve had my kids. Before having kids… I could run, I could jump, I could sneeze… all without peeing myself. Since having kids – not so much.
Because we like to pride ourselves on talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly here on Two Peas… I very much wanted to discuss this. Every one of my friends that has had children suffers from the “pee when you sneeze” syndrome. In fact… did you know that 1 in 3 women will suffer from stress urinary incontinence in their lifetime? And – if you’re like I was – many women won’t seek help or treatment because they don’t know that there’s anything they can do about it. When I talked to many of the women in my life who suffer with this like I did – they figured any treatment would be incredibly invasive and expensive. But I am here to tell you there is an option.
When I found INNOVO – I was intrigued. When they wanted to work with me on an awareness campaign – I figured in my head it was too good to be true. Then I tried the shorts – and in just a few weeks – I am here to say I am a believer. 30 minutes a day… 5 days a week for 3 months…. wearing the INNOVO shorts in the comfort of your home – is seriously all you need!
How does INNOVO work?
You get your INNOVO package in the mail and it all takes about an hour to get set up from there. It is SO easy. You plug in the power source to charge – that takes the longest. Then you spray the contact solution and skin prep on the inside of the bike shorts on the electrodes. Then you put the bike shorts on, connect the power source cables to the shorts (they are color coded) so you can’t mess it up… and then you start your treatment. It is recommended that you stand for the treatment, but you can absolutely do the treatment in a reclined position too!
What does it feel like?
It’s not painful at all. On the lowest setting it feels like a gentle tingle. On a medium setting it feels like your butt muscles are clenching. On the correct setting – for my size 3 shorts that is a setting 42 – it feels like you are doing a full kegel exercise. You can feel your pelvic floor contract. It truly is amazing. I stand at my kitchen counter and wear them and type out my blog posts. It takes 30 minutes a day but because I can multitask while I am doing it – it feels like absolutely NO time at all! It just feels like your muscles are contracting and working without you signaling them to do so. You can also do it lying down before bed. Your options are endless with INNOVO – it really is incredible.
How do I get INNOVO?
I am so happy to tell you that you can now consult with an online doctor through the INNOVO website to get your prescription for the shorts. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. It is TRULY amazing!
How long do you have to use INNOVO to see results?
30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 3 months. Some women will experience results sooner than others, obviously depending on the severity of your situation. I have been wearing mine for two months now and I am definitely seeing and feeling results! In fact, I was just at a trampoline park with my kids last week – and for the first time in 4 years… NO ISSUES! FYI after the 3 months, they recommend that you use the product 1-2 times per week for 30-minutes to maintain your pelvic floor strength. As with all products we recommend – whether they’re beauty or otherwise – you have to actually use INNOVO to see results. Just like with a retinol, or a new face cream – you have to put in the work and use them consistently!
What size INNOVO do I order?
The chart and sizing videos are located on the INNOVO website >>> here. I took a size 3!
Is it FDA cleared?
Since launching in the European market of March 2016, INNOVO has become the leading choice for a safe, effective, home-based treatment targeting the causes — not just the symptoms — of bladder weakness. In the United States, INNOVO is FDA cleared to treat stress urinary incontinence in women.
What are you most excited about for after you’re done with INNOVO?
I cannot wait to be able to run a half marathon without worrying about peeing myself. I am SO excited that I can now jump on trampolines with my kids without worrying. I am really excited that I don’t have to cross my legs every time I sneeze.
If you’re one of the millions of women affected with SUI – head to the INNOVO site and talk with a doctor today! This product has changed my life and I know it will change yours too!