Day 206, Frequent Urination

Feeling the need to frequently urinate and can’t figure what’s going on! Relax! You are perfectly normal.

It can be disturbing if you are in the middle of something and can’t find a ladies restroom to release the pressure.

There is the urge to urinate frequently and you may be surprised since the uterus is not yet large. But hormonal changes are making the bladder muscles also relax. Due to this the bladder is not able to empty completely and hence may cause the need to urinate frequently. The uterus presses against your bladder which also causes frequent urination.

In the second trimester your uterus will move into the abdominal cavity thus pressing against your bladder.  The urge to urinate often in Pregnancy will continue as and how the trimesters proceed, the baby grows and gets ready to come into this world.

Some women face Urinary Incontinence in their third trimesters. This generally happens when your bladder is too full and you haven’t emptied it. The signs to watch out for are that you may pass some urine say while laughing too hard or coughing. Try emptying your bladder from time to time to prevent this from happening.

There are a few things you could do to help the situation

1) Lesser liquid intake before going to bed: A few hours before going to bed you could look at consuming less fluids so thaty your sleep is not disrupted often due to the urge to urinate.

2) Drink plenty fluids in general: Ensure that you drink plenty of fluids as this will help you keep free from urinary infections.

If you do notice a burning sensation when you urinate or if your urine appears a little red in colour, consult your doctor at once as it could be a sign of Urinary Tract Infection.

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