How To Deal With Frequent Urination During Pregnancy?

How To Deal With Frequent Urination During Pregnancy?

Frequent urination is a common early pregnancy symptom, but it reappears later in the pregnancy as the uterus and baby grow and pressure your bladder. Read on to find out what causes frequent urination during pregnancy and get some tips to help you manage it.

What Causes Frequent Urination During Pregnancy?

Frequent urination during pregnancy is caused due to an increased amount of blood in the body. The kidneys need to produce extra fluids that end up in your bladder to process this blood flow.

It may ease up for a while at the onset of the second trimester; however, as your growing baby starts giving pressure on your bladder, you will start feeling more urge to go for a pee.

Tips for Managing Frequent Urination During Pregnancy

You can not really avoid frequent urination because that’s a natural consequence of drinking plenty of fluids. But there are some tips that you can follow to make your life easier:

  • Lean forward when you pee to ensure your bladder gets empty ultimately.
  • Try not to drink too much water just before bedtime. It prevents you from frequent urination at night.
  • Avoid caffeine intake because it leads to frequent urination.
  • If your urine colour seems to be dark yellow or orange, it indicates a sign of dehydration. Thus, increase your water intake to avoid any pregnancy complications.
  • Try to stay within the guidelines for weight gain during the pregnancy. An increase in weight gives pressure to your bladder in addition to the weight of your fetus.

Frequent urination during pregnancy is common and can be annoying as well. But this is just a temporary phase, and once your baby comes out, your pee will get back to its routine.

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