Light bladder leakage

If you experience light bladder leakage, you might be suprised to know it is more common than you think. In fact, one in three women experience LBL whether is it during pregancy or whilst playing sport.
Below you can find handy tips for bladder control, tricks and products to help you understand and manage your LBL so you can carry on with your everyday activities.

understanding light bladder leakage


LBL, or Light Bladder Leakage, is best described as involuntary bladder loss and it is something experienced by thousands of women every day. In fact, it is so common that you can expect a third of your friends to be having similar experiences. 

Don't be discouraged if you get set backs when trying to regain your bladder control. This can be due to being tired or run down due to illness, such as colds or flu, or a urinary tract infection (see your doctor immediately if you suspect you have an infection).


Light Bladder Leakage can happen to all kinds of women, and for all kinds of reasons. While it can occur at any stage of life, urinary incontinence causes are most common during pregnancy and after childbirth, as pressure on the bladder can weaken the pelvic floor muscles. 

Poise has a range of products that can help while you are trying to improve your bladder control. Check out the full LBL Product Range.

What causes LBL

Regaining Bladder Control



One of the best ways to manage LBL is to strengthen your pelvic floor which is made up of all the muscles keeping your bladder, uterus and bowel where they belong. Pelvic Floor Exercises can make these muscles fit and firm and help you to regain control of a weak bladder.



Improve your bladder control and reduce LBL with a few of these handy tips:

  • Reduce or cut out caffeine, sweet drinks and alcohol
  • Eat healthily & avoid constipation — don’t use laxatives!
  • Use the toilet only when needed (including when you wake up and just before going to bed)
  • Drink around 1.5 litres of fluid a day


Since every woman’s body is different, getting advice specific to yours is the best way to reduce or eliminate LBL. If you are struggling to manage or you’re experiencing pain speak to your doctor who can advise you on easy and effective treatments and coping strategies for bladder weakness.

By keeping a diary of when leaks occur, how often and how much, your doctor will be easily able to diagnose and treat your symptoms.

You can also use our Q & A sheet as an easy way to talk to your GP about Light Bladder Leakage.

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