Frequent Urination during first trimester


For many women, frequent urination is one of the first signs of pregnancy. 

Hormones stimulate your kidneys to produce more urine, which helps your body to get rid of extra waste more quickly. And as your baby gets bigger, the uterus also grows and stretches to accommodate your baby. The enlarged uterus puts pressure on your bladder and contributes to the urge to urinate.

Most women get temporary relief from frequent urination in the second trimester. That’s because your uterus will rise higher in the abdomen and away from your bladder. 

Although the never-ending urge to urinate is annoying, you should never ignore it. Holding your urine can lead to a urinary tract infection (UTI). Pools of urine in the bladder are breeding grounds for bacteria that normally inhabit the intestines, such as E. coli.

TIPS to Manage Frequent Urination

You may find yourself getting up several times during the night. If this disturbs your sleep too much, try cutting down fluids after 4 p.m. (make sure you drink the necessary water during the day ). 

Also avoid coffee, tea, cola, and any other caffeinated beverages. Caffeine can increase urination.

Keep a soft night light in the bathroom and for safety’s sake, light your path from bed to toilet with nightlights as well. 

When should I talk to my doctor about urinary frequency during pregnancy?

If you’re always feeling the urge to go to the bathroom (even after you’ve just urinated), or if it seems like the issue is getting worse, talk to your doctor. 

Few tests may be needed to check for UTI. 

Also keep an eye on the color of your urine to ensure you’re staying well hydrated: It should be clear and pale yellow and not dark.

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