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Dealing with frequent urination

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A growing uterus certainly puts some extra pressure on your bladder.

Frequent urination can be quite a nuisance during pregnancy and unfortunately it is a very normal, inevitable pregnancy symptom. However, there is no need to fear, because there are several steps you can take to make it a little bit more bearable.

  • Avoid coffee, tea and alcohol. These drinks are all diuretics, which means they are known for making you need to pee. Opt for water and fresh juices instead in order to keep hydrated.
  • Lean forward when you pee. This will help you to completely empty your bladder by putting pressure on it and squeezing everything out.
  • Drink less before bed. Hydration is key during your pregnancy, however we recommend drinking more in the mornings than at night. This means in the morning and afternoon you will probably go to the bathroom a good deal, but when you are ready to sleep at night it should reduce the amount of times you need to wake up to pee. A good night’s sleep is always a good idea!
  • Know where the bathrooms are. Wherever you go make sure you know where the nearest bathroom is so that you don’t have to hold it in or risk an accident, especially during your third trimester when incontinence is a possibility.
  • Don’t hold it in. If you need to pee, go to the bathroom. This is important, because if you don’t release the pressure off of your bladder you will risk a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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