Luckily, there are ways to ease your discomfort and to keep your bladder healthy throughout your pregnancy. In this article: Is frequent urination a sign of pregnancy? What causes frequent urination? When does frequent urination start in pregnancy? How often is frequent urination in pregnancy? How to stop frequent urination.
All About Frequent Urination in Pregnancy | Parents
Most women have an increased urge to urinate during pregnancy. This is a normal body response related to hormone changes that occur during pregnancy and to physical pressure on the bladder. Bladder infections are more common during pregnancy. When a bladder infection develops during pregnancy, you may have discomfort when you urinate or have a strong urge to urinate but pass only a small amount of urine. Bladder infections during pregnancy may increase your risk of kidney infections , miscarriage , and having a premature or low-birth-weight baby.
Controlling Your Bladder During Pregnancy (Urinary Incontinence)
For many women, making lots of trips to the bathroom is one of the first signs of pregnancy. In fact, during pregnancy, your urinary system undergoes some major changes. For instance, the pregnancy hormones coursing through your system stimulate your kidneys to expand and produce more urine, which helps your body get rid of extra waste more quickly. Meanwhile, your expanding uterus also presses on your bladder—even when your baby is tiny.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the passage of urine. If you experience incontinence, you might feel an urgent need to urinate or leak urine between trips to the bathroom. You also might find that you have to make frequent trips to a toilet if you have incontinence.