May 17, 2023 3 min read
Ah, pregnancy! It's a magical time filled with excitement, joy, and... frequent bathroom trips? Yes, you heard that right.
One of the not-so-glamorous challenges of pregnancy is the dreaded frequent urination. But fear not, we're here to help you navigate this through.
When do you usually face frequent urination?
Let's start by reassuring you that if you find yourself running to the bathroom more often than usual, you're not alone. It's actually quite common during pregnancy.
Some mummies experience this symptom right from the early stages of pregnancy, while others join during the second trimester onwards.
Why do pregnant women face frequent urination?
As your baby grows, your uterus expands and starts cozying up to your bladder. The growing uterus puts pressure on the bladder. So, the bladder fills up faster. The second reason is the hormonal changes during pregnancy. These changes can increase the blood flow to the kidneys, increasing urine production. It's like your body's way of preparing you for all the diaper changes to come.
How to know if you are facing the issue of frequent urination?
So, how can you tell if your bathroom adventures have gone from normal to ninja-level frequent? Here are a few signs to look out for:
How to take care of yourself during this time?
Now that we've established you're a frequent flyer to the bathroom, here are some tips to help you cope and maintain your sanity:
Remember, pregnancy is a journey filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. Each woman's experience is unique, and it's important to be kind to yourself and embrace the changes happening within your body.
The frequent bathroom visits may test your patience, but they're also a reminder of the incredible miracle growing inside you.
Indulge in a few extra bathroom breaks, and take good care of yourself. Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe maternity journey, mummies ;)
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