PASSING WATER OFTEN
Needing to pass water often is an
early sign of pregnancy. Sometimes it continues right through
pregnancy. In later stages of pregnancy it is caused due to
the baby's head pressing on the bladder. Sometimes it becomes
difficult to pass urine even through you need to. During those
times it helps if you rock backwards and forwards while you
are on the toilet seat. This will lessen the pressure on the
bladder so that you are able to empty it properly.
If you have any pain or pass blood in your urine then it is
a sign of urine infection and you need to consult your doctor
immediately. Sometimes pregnant women are unable to prevent
a sudden spurt of urine or a small leak when they cough, sneeze
or laugh, or while getting up. This is because the pelvic
muscles become weak and loosen up to preparing for the baby's
- If you think
that you have to get up to often during the night then try
to cut down on your fluid intake in the late evening but
make sure you drink plenty of water during the day.
- If you have
pain while passing water then make sure to drink plenty
of water to dilute your urine and reduce irritation.