A tried and tested tip from a mother of two to help you empty your bladder completely and save yourself from frequent trips to the loo!
Expectant mums are familiar with this nagging problem of frequent urination that forces them to visit the restroom every 20 or 30 minutes. While this might not be entirely frustrating, the fact that you are not emptying yourself by litres could be a bit annoying. The urge for urination and your urine output might just not be the same. In fact, when you sit to relieve yourself in the restroom you might wonder how a little amount of pee made your bladder so uncontrollable that you almost had to rush (read run) to the restroom. And that is not all, you might be waking up every two hours or so in the middle of the night to help yourself to the restroom. Here are six other reasons for frequent urination that you should know.
Frequent urination during pregnancy neither allows you to enjoy long drives with your partner nor does it allow you to sleep in peace. However, this is a symptom that you cant avoid. There are two reasons why you frequently urinate during pregnancy
Secretion of hCG hormone: Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone that secrets right after the implantation of the embryo is responsible for increase blood flow in the body during pregnancy. This also means that your kidneys receive more blood during pregnancy for purification and expelling toxins out of the body, thus the frequent urge.
The growing uterus: As your baby grows inside the uterus, it puts pressure on the bladder which makes you visit the restroom often. Here are 10 other ways how pregnancy changes your body.
While these two factors are common and a sign of healthy pregnancy, but being on a lookout for a restroom wherever you can be a little annoying. Remember public loos can also increase your chances of UTIs during pregnancy. Here is one thing you can do to ease this annoying symptom
Sit a little longer in the restroom: Believe me, even if you think you are done with the job, you are not done yet. Sitting in the pot for few more seconds even after you relieved yourself helps your bladder to empty fully. Else you would be running to the loo in the next 10 minutes again. Also, while you urinate try to sit on the pot leaning a little forward. This creates a pressure on the bladder and you can empty yourself and reduce frequent trips to the loo. This is a tried and tested method to get relief from the bouts of frequent urination.
Other ways to ease the problem of frequent urination during pregnancy is to
Go slow on diuretics: Remember beverages like tea, coffee or even aerated drinks can increase your urge for urination. In any case they arent the best drinks you should be sipping during your pregnancy. Here are eight drinks that you should avoid during pregnancy.
Avoid too much liquid before bedtime: While you should be drinking enough water during your pregnancy, but avoid doing it just before you are about to hit the bed. This will help you avoid frequent trips to the restroom and save you from fragmented sleep.
Do kegels: This makes your pelvic floor muscles strong and helps you to have better control over your urethra.
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Published: February 20, 2017 3:10 pm
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