- In This Feature
- Know What to Expect
- Lochia: When Will I Stop Bleeding?
- The Linea Nigra: When Will That Line On My Belly Disappear?
- Stretch Marks: When Will They Go Away?
- Postpartum Alopecia: Why Is My Hair Falling Out?
- Sleep Deprivation: Why Can't I Think Straight?
- Skin Changes: Why Do I Have Pimples?
- Engorgement: How Do I Get My Breasts to Calm Down?
- Soft Breasts: Where Did All My Milk Go?
- Stress Incontinence: Why Am I Dribbling?
- Sweating: Why Am I Soaking the Sheets Each Night?
- Surviving: Hang In There!
Stress Incontinence: Why Am I Dribbling?
It's pretty simple; your hips, pelvis, and bladder were stretched, shoved, and rearranged to make room for that baby, and it will take some time for them to settle back into their rightful positions. While they slowly migrate back into place you may find yourself tinkling a little bit whenever you cough, sneeze, or laugh. Kegel exercises are your best bet for firming up the muscles that control your bladder, but it can take six to twelve weeks to see results from Kegels. Until then, just wear a panty liner or other absorbent protection and things should dry up somewhere between a few weeks to a couple of months down the line.