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Dealing with Frequent Urination

Dealing with Frequent Urination

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During pregnancy, you may feel the need to urinate more frequently, especially during night-time; this is perfectly normal.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

In the first trimester, it is due to your growing uterus and baby pressing against your bladder. Towards the later part of pregnancy, your baby’s head drops into the pelvis to prepare for delivery, which results in increased pressure on your bladder, causing even more frequent urination.

How to Reduce Your Number of Bathroom Trips?

Rushing to the bathroom during board meets or shopping trips or while travelling , can be quite embarrassing and to say the least irritating. You can reduce your number of bathroom trips by:

Contact your doctor immediately if you:
Experience pain or a burning sensation while passing urine
Notice blood in your urine
These may be signs of an urinary tract infection and should be treated at the earliest.

Avoiding fluids containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, etc. as it can make you urinate more.
Wearing a pad or panty liners can offer a sense of security, if you are worried about leaking urine, especially when you are outdoors.
Being sure that you don’t let your bladder to get too full. Moreover, never hold it when you feel the urge to urinate as this might mean more trips to the bathroom.
Cutting out drinks in the late evening, to reduce your night-time visits to the bathroom. However, make sure you drink plenty of drinks during the day. It’s important for yours and your baby’s health that you stay well-hydrated .
Doing Kegel exercises can help stop urine leaks by strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor. Try doing this 10–20 times in a row at least three times a day.
Trying to lean forward, when you urinate, as it lessens the pressure of the womb on the bladder so that you can empty your bladder completely.

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