Ikea is offering free pregnancy tests in a bid to lure clients, with women who test positive offered a discount on a new crib. Developed in association with Swedish ad agency Akestam Holst and Mercene Labs, the ad uses the same kind of technology used in standard pregnancy-test kits available in pharmacies. It is not the first time that Ikea marketing campaigns have courted controversy.
Six real women share their postpartum leaking stories, and an Ob-Gyn gives tips for managing incontinence. Almost any woman has probably had a moment at some time in her life when she laughed too hard, or perhaps drank a little too much alcohol and really, really had to go to the bathroom. But as pregnant women know, that baby pressing against your bladder makes you have to go to the bathroom often, and it's quite common to have leaking or incontinence issues after your baby is born as well.
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Leaking when you laugh or exerciseor regularly not being able to make it to the bathroom before urine starts to trickle out, can be a tough topic to bring up with your doctor. But urinary incontinence is an extremely common condition that can be caused by a laundry list of things. Here, the experts explain the common types of urinary incontinence, what most often causes them, and what treatment options are available spoiler: there are many.
Mind your pee—your urine can give clues about the state of your overall health. But what else can pee tell you about your health and habits? A lot, it turns out.
Certain people just need to pee more frequently than others. That means always being vaguely stressed about where the closest bathroom is, and spending a lot of time debating whether or not to have another sip of water before getting into bed. The average person pees six or seven times a daythough anywhere between four and ten is considered normal.
In the first known pregnancy tests, ancient Egyptian women urinated on barley or wheat seeds: quickly sprouting seeds indicated pregnancy. The ancient Egyptians were certainly onto something, as modern pregnancy tests work in much the same way: they detect a hormone in urine. However, the first of the modern tests that could accurately detect pregnancy was no less bizarre.