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Size Matters: Why Finding Your Size Is The First Step

From our favorite shoes to that underwire bra, the perfect fit is key to feeling comfortable and getting the job done. Poise® Impressa® Bladder Supports are no different. They’re available in three different sizes — 1, 2 and 3. And each size expands a little differently to adapt to your unique shape and apply the appropriate gentle pressure to support your urethra to stop leaks. Because of this, finding the right Impressa® fit is very important to successfully stopping your leaks. The right size will not only be the most comfortable, but it will also work best to help stop leaks from happening.

Since size is so important, the question you may now be asking yourself is, how do I find the right size for me? And the answer is, there is a sizing kit that makes it easy to find your size! The Impressa® Sizing Kit comes with two of each size, so you can try each one to determine which works best for your body. The sizing experience will be different for every woman. Some will find their size right away, while others may need to try all three to find out which one is their perfect fit. Of the three sizes, Size 1 is the smallest, so it’s best to start there!

Something important to remember when trying to find the size that’s right for you, is that these sizes are related to your internal fit — not the amount you leak, how much you weigh or how tall you are. Since Impressa® Bladder Supports are inserted into the vagina, it’s more about what’s going on inside the body, rather than what size pants a woman wears or the amount she may leak. Size 1 (the lowest support level) has a width of 1.5 inches, Size 2 (the medium support level) has a width of 2.0 inches and Size 3 (the highest support level) also has a width of 2.0 inches. Each of these expands differently to support your urethra, which is why it’s important to start with the Sizing Kit to find the one that’s right for you.

Once you start trying on the three different sizes in the Sizing Kit, the next question is, how do I know when I’ve found the right one? There are two ways to be sure you’ve found the size that’s best for you:

•    The first, and most important, is that your leaks have stopped. The right size is the one that works best with your body and expands to give your urethra the best support to prevent leaks from happening at all.
•    The second is comfort. When the right size Impressa® is inserted correctly, it may feel like you’re not wearing anything at all. You can go about your day, laughing, coughing, dancing, and exercising, without worrying about leaks.

With that being said, do bear in mind that some discomfort in the first week or so of use is fairly common, but that feeling does fade the more you use it.

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