5 Questions about Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Answered


  1. What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs, which are the bladder and bowel in men and the bladder, bowel and uterus in women.

  1. What are pelvic floor disorders?

When the pelvic floor is weak or damaged, it does not properly support the pelvic organs. There are 3 main types of pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

  1. What exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles?

Kegel exercises are a popular way to boost the control of pelvic floor muscles. The Mayo Clinic shares a how-to guide for Kegel exercises here. Prevention Magazine online also shared four exercises from Amy Stein, author of Heal Pelvic Pain.

  1. What are the benefits of pelvic floor muscle exercises?

Pelvic floor muscle exercises can improve bladder and bowel control as well as reduce the risk of prolapse. For women, these exercises can improve recovery after childbirth or gynecological surgery. For men, these exercises can ease the recovery after prostate surgery.

  1. Will pelvic floor muscle exercises solve urinary incontinence?

While strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through targeted exercises is linked to improvements in bladder control, it doesn’t solve bladder leakage all together. While trying the pelvic floor exercises, protect yourself from accidents with our comfortable incontinence underwear.

Travel Longer and Farther Without Worrying about Urinary Incontinence Accidents


Huge thanks to Wendy from PA Dutch Travel for sharing a great review of Wearever Women’s Lovely Lace Trim Panties. She points out several of our favorite features, including that they are comfortable and reusable. She shared:

“When I am traveling or hiking or going for extended periods without the restroom I am more prone to have a bathroom emergency. You have been holding your bladder for awhile and one big sneeze…and whoops, you know what happens!

So, I wore them all around town on different days. I also wore them at a long outdoor party and another long day of outdoor adventures. They are nice because they keep you dry and are not uncomfortable and bulky.

They hold up through many washings and they retain their shape…. The fact that they can be re-used is awesome. Not only will you save money but you will also be helping the environment. No more throwaways that are just adding to the already overflowing landfills. They trap liquid and have odor-protection which gives you the confidence you need to get through your day.”

Read Wendy’s full blog post at http://pa-dutch-travel.blogspot.com/2015/05/wearever-leak-control-underwear-for-men.html

Top 6 Tips for Managing Multiple Sclerosis


In 2003, March was named the annual National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month. In honor of this observance, we wanted to share information and tips. MS is a chronic disease affecting the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control and other bodily functions. Science continues to improve the treatments available to ease symptoms, prevent relapses and slow the disease’s progression.

Check out these top six tips for managing multiple sclerosis.

  1. Get enough rest.

While it may be difficult for those with multiple sclerosis to get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to get enough shut-eye. One suggestion for getting the rest you need is to develop a consistent night-time routine, including getting on a set sleep schedule and using the time right before bed to relax.

  1. Exercise gently.

Even 30 minutes of physical activity a few times a week makes a big difference in reducing symptoms of feeling tired or depressed. Aerobic workouts are perfect for exercising your heart, and resistance training can sustain your muscle mass.

  1. Watch what you eat.

There is no perfect food plan for those with MS, but eating healthy helps your body stay properly nourished and improves it’s operating ability.

  1. Manage your stress level.

Stress is never a positive emotion, but for those with multiple sclerosis, it is even more taxing. Whenever possible, it is best to identify external and unique stressors to alleviate them as much as possible.

  1. Plan ahead.

One of the ways to manage your stress level is to plan ahead whenever possible. For example when seeing your doctor, brainstorm questions or symptoms you’d like to discuss to make the most of your visit. Another idea is to bring your own food to a social gathering to ensure there is something that works for you. Finally for the 80 percent of people living with MS that also experience urinary urgency and frequency, using comfortable and absorbent undergarments can alleviate the stress of accidents.

  1. Stay cool.

Shifts in temperature are known to aggravate symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Situations that can cause them to worsen include really hot weather, fever, hot baths/showers and overheating due to exercise. Instead, try to stay indoors during extreme temperatures, find shade in the sun and use fans to help stay cool.

To read more about Wearever’s continued commitment to supporting those with Multiple Sclerosis, read here.

Incontinence-Friendly Recipe: Chicken and Strawberry Salad


Spring temperatures mean new fresh produce is hitting the stands! We’re excited to dig into this refreshing salad from MyRecipes.com. It’s perfect for lunch and hearty enough to serve as weekday dinner.

It also has the added benefit of avoiding common ingredients that can aggravate urinary incontinence. We hope you enjoy this crisp salad and the beautiful spring weather!



1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon water

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


4 cups torn romaine lettuce

4 cups arugula

2 cups quartered strawberries

1/3 cup vertically sliced red onion

12 ounces skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast, sliced

2 tablespoons unsalted cashews, halved


  1. To prepare dressing, combine sugar, red wine vinegar, water, salt and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Gradually drizzle in oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  3. Set dressing aside.
  4. To prepare salad, combine romaine with arugula, quartered strawberries, red onion and chicken in a bowl; toss gently.
  5. Place about 2 cups chicken and salad mixture on each of 4 plates.
  6. Top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons cashews.
  7. Drizzle about 4 teaspoons dressing over each serving.
  8. Enjoy!

Not sure what diet has to do with incontinence? Check out how small nutrition modifications can reduce urinary leaks. Also check out our incontinence briefs and incontinence panties that provide the protection you can count on.

Fashionable Incontinence Protection For Any Age

fashionable incontinence protection

Thanks to Denise of Neicyisms and Nestlings blog for her great review of the Wearever Women’s Lovely Lacy Trim Panties! She refers to Wearever as a happy medium between adult diapers and the fine lingerie department stores. Here’s what she had to say:

“When I imagine myself as I advance through life into my golden years, I still would like to see myself as a “Golden Girl Fashionista”. Yes, my infinity scarf will undoubtedly be worn more for warmth than for style and yes, I may possibly have retired my ripped jeans and boy shorts, but I will still want to rock the runway or retirement villa. Well, here’s a thought – will I still shop in the fine lingerie department stores or will I anxiously await the newest style of adult diapers? Wearever, offers a happy medium for men and women….

Wearever Women’s Lovely Lacy Trim Panties are the fashionable alternative to regular cotton panties, without sacrificing comfort or reliability. These panties are the reliable and economic solution to disposable incontinence products; they last for 200-250 washes and are backed by the Wearever brand.”

We love hearing how our products help people feel stylish and comfortable in any stage of life. Read Denise’s full blog post at http://www.niecyisms.com/2014/02/featured-review-wearever-incontinence.html

5 Myths About Incontinence: Busted

incontinence factsThere are a lot of misconceptions about incontinence. It can be hard to tell where the truth lies. So, whether you’re living with incontinence or caring for someone who is, check out a few debunked myths to help you keep the facts straight:

1. Myth: To avoid urinary leaks, don’t drink much water.

  • Reality: It is still very important to consume enough fluids to stay hydrated. Instead, consider drinking water at times when you know you will have easy access to a nearby restroom. It’s also recommended people living with incontinence limit food and drinks that can acerbate incontinence symptoms such as alcoholic beverages, caffeine and acidic foods.

2. Myth: Surgery is the only option for treating urinary incontinence.

  • Reality: In addition to surgery, there are also other treatment options for incontinence, including medication, exercise, and diet modification and lifestyle changes. The Mayo Clinic shared this extensive list of treatment options to evaluate what may work best for you with your own physician

3. Myth: Urinary incontinence or leakage isn’t something I need to bring up with my doctor.

4. Adult diapers or sanitary napkins are the only option for adults with urinary incontinence.

  • Reality: You are not bound to the crinkly, bulky and uncomfortable disposable products. Wearever offers an alternative – real underwear featuring a sewn-in super absorbent Unique-dri™ pad, which traps liquid for built-in, all-day protection. These incontinence panties and men’s incontinence briefs are comfortable, look and feel just like traditional underwear while providing protection for leaks.

5. Myth: Incontinence only occurs in seniors.

  • Reality: While urinary incontinence is common in older adults, it can affect men and women of any age. Incontinence in women can occur during and immediately after pregnancy. Additionally, a number of other health concerns are associated with urinary incontinence, including ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. There are an estimated 30 million Americans living with some level of urinary incontinence.

Have more questions about incontinence? Check out our FAQ page for additional information!

Incontinence-Friendly Recipe: Pork Chops with Apples, Onions and Sweet Potatoes


As the winter temperatures plummet, it’s a great time of year to cook cozy comfort foods! We like this delicious pork chop recipe seasoned with apples, onions and sweet potatoes. It’s not only delicious, but it avoids known dietary irritants that can impact incontinence. With a few changes, many people living with urinary leaks can help increase bladder control. And all without sacrificing savory flavors! Trust us, this dish’s aromas are sure to make the neighbors jealous!

The recipe, adapted from AllRecipes, requires little prep time and is ready in just over an hour, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or to make for an unexpected guest. We hope you enjoy!


4 pork chops

salt and pepper to taste

2 onions, sliced into rings

2 sweet potatoes, sliced

2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into rings

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour and 15 min


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper to taste, and arrange in a medium oven-safe skillet. Top pork chops with onions, sweet potatoes and apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Season with 2 teaspoons pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Cover, and bake 1 hour until sweet potatoes are tender and pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Want to know more about how a recipe can help with incontinence? Read more about diet modification and incontinence.

Cervical Health Awareness Month


Cervical cancer affects an estimated 12,000 women annually. Unlike so many other diseases though, there have been huge strides in vaccination and screening over the last several years leading to increased awareness, earlier testing and improved treatment options.

It’s important these efforts continue to ensure more women stay ahead of this awful disease. As part of that, the American Social Health Association and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition named January Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to educating and encouraging women to get tested and vaccinated.

Lynn Barclay, ASHA president and CEO shared with HealthyWomen.org, “Science has put us in a remarkable position to protect women from cervical cancer, but technology is only half the battle. It’s imperative we continue efforts that not only promote greater access to health care, but that we also inform women about cervical cancer and the marvelous means we now have to prevent this disease.”

Even with cervical cancer now being very treatable, diagnosis is still life altering and can lead to a number of side effects. One complication not discussed often is urinary leaks. Radiation therapy to the pelvis can cause urge incontinence. Additionally, surgery or treatment can weaken muscles leading to stress incontinence.

For women dealing with leaks, it can feel embarrassing or create additional anxiety with the fear of having an accident in public. Reducing this for anyone living with incontinence is at the foundation of why we started the company. Our hope is that Wearever absorbent incontinence underwear can help in a small way by providing a comfortable and discrete solution that looks and feels like real panties.

We also want to help continue spreading the important message: This January, take the time to schedule your next cervical cancer screening and remind the women in your life to do so as well!

Celebrities – They’re Just Like Us!

For the majority of us, a normal day does not consist of make up artists, wardrobe teams and red carpet appearances. It’s easy to forget that celebrities are normal human beings just like us, especially when it comes to health conditions. More and more celebrities are opening up about their own incontinence experiences. Check it out:

  • Kate Winslet, now 40-years-old, recently shared with People Magazine that she experiences urinary leaks after having three children. “I can’t jump on trampolines anymore, I wet myself…when you’ve had a few children, it’s just what happens. It’s amazing, two sneezes, I’m fine. Three, it’s game over!,” she said.
  • Famous actor Samuel L. Jackson started having moments of incontinence in his late forties. Although he was initially a little upset over the diagnosis, he went on to say, “I realized that this was a problem that millions of Americans dealt with every day. I decided to get on with my life.”
  • Comedian Whoopi Goldberg was remembering the late Joan Rivers and briefly mentioned her own urinary leaks, too. “Joan made me laugh harder than anyone I’ve ever known,” said Whoopi, “It wasn’t like sometimes. It was every time. She made you laugh deep in your guts. You always left with wet underwear.”
  • Actress Helena Bonham Carter revealed weeks after giving birth she ended up wearing Nappies to work, a baby diaper brand, to control her bladder. Helena, give Wearever a try next time for some stylish and comfortable incontinence panties for women! She returned to work shooting “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince” and said, “I was ill-equipped as I’d just had a baby. I wasn’t very fit. You have pelvic floor problems after having a baby and bladder control is minimal.”


Incontinence is not a topic that has to be hush hush or embarrassing. If you or a loved one lives with light, moderate or heavy incontinence, check out our men’s and women’s incontinence underwear lines. They look and feel just like traditional underwear and are washable and reusable, saving you hundreds each year from disposable options. Don’t let urinary leaks slow you down or hold you back from living life to the fullest anymore!

4 Tips for Hosting Holiday Guests with Incontinence


It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already in full swing! This is a wonderful time of year, but it can also bring stress when you have loved ones coming to stay with you. If you have a family member visiting who lives with urinary incontinence, the holiday stress could easily multiply for everyone involved.

Here are four simple steps to help your houseguests feel as comfortable as possible!

1) Be Prepared

To help loved ones feel less embarrassed about their bladder leakage and more relaxed, plan ahead and have extra bedding and towels clean and accessible. Also have some supplies handy in the guest bathroom, like flushable wipes, extra soap and air fresheners. And, be sure to stock up on some healthy snacks that won’t aggravate their bladders right before bedtime. It’s best they avoid spicy foods, caffeine, and citrus fruits and juices. To be even more accommodating, ask your guest if there is anything you can get for them before they arrive.

2) Give Your Guests a Tour

If this is the first time your loved ones with incontinence are staying with you, take the time to give them a tour of your home as soon as they arrive. Most importantly, show them where all of the bathrooms are in the house as well as offer them use of your laundry machines. If possible, set them up in a bedroom close to a bathroom so they have easy access.

3) Leak-Proof Their Bed

Know that urinary leaks and accidents might happen while your family members with incontinence are staying at your home. Supply your guest bedroom with an absorbent and washable bed pad like our Wearever Quilted Plaid Incontinence Pad. With the added protection of a reusable mattress cover, your loved ones can sleep soundly and so can you knowing an unexpected accident wont cause damage.

4) Be Discrete

Loved ones and family members who live with incontinence will appreciate your efforts more than you know. Although it’s a sensitive issue, they shouldn’t feel alone. A quarter to a third of men and women in the United States live with incontinence. That being said, being discrete about it is so important in helping them maintain dignity and feel comfortable in your home. By showing your mom, dad, grandparent or loved one that you understand and respect their privacy, you are ensuring a happy and stress-free visit.

With these four things in mind, you should be well equipped to host everyone for the holidays this year!