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Why do you pee so many times during pregnancy?

Pregnant women urinate a lot during pregnancy due to changes in hormone levels and increased blood flow in the body. The frequency of urination each day depends on gestational age and also depends on a number of other issues such as: the amount of water you drink each day, whether there is a urinary tract infection or not?

1. Why do you pee so many times during pregnancy?

During the first trimester, the cause of frequent urination during pregnancy is mainly due to hormonal changes and the growth of the uterus that puts pressure on the bladder.
When it comes to the second trimester, the size of the uterus is constantly increasing to accommodate the weight of the fetus, but due to the support of the pelvis to reduce pressure on the bladder, many people need to urinate while pregnant. pregnancy tends to decrease.
In the third trimester, during this period, the fetus begins to rotate its head in preparation for birth, which puts pressure on the bladder, increasing the frequency of urination for pregnant women.
Besides, some other causes of frequent urination during pregnancy in pregnant women are due to:
Hormonal changes: The hCG hormone is active during pregnancy as one of the official causes of You need to urinate often during pregnancy. This hormone increases blood flow towards the pelvis, uterus, and kidneys. These are the causes of bladder compression that makes you need to urinate more often. Pressure on the bladder: When not pregnant, a woman's bladder can hold a large amount of urine (about 400-500ml). However, during the first trimester of pregnancy, the uterus expands and begins to put pressure on the bladder, making it unable to hold urine as much and for long, so this promotes the need to urinate more often. in pregnant women. Excess fluid: During the entire pregnancy, the amount of blood in your body will increase and increase by almost 50% compared to before conception. Therefore, the kidneys have a function to work harder to filter waste, excess fluid is more, increasing the amount of urine that makes you want to urinate more than before.

2. When is frequent urination in pregnant women abnormal?


Of course, it is normal for pregnant women to urinate often during pregnancy, but if the pregnant mother urinates with hot bowels and severe pain, she must go to specialized facilities for examination immediately, because it is very likely that you had a urinary tract infection.
A urinary tract infection is an infection of any organ in the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary system – the bladder and urethra.
Urinary tract infections in pregnant women if left untreated can cause serious problems such as premature delivery, miscarriage, neonatal infections... In some serious cases, urinary tract infections Urinary tract infection can occur in the kidneys, called acute pyelonephritis or nephritis.
Frequent urination but little and no urination is one of the symptoms to recognize urinary tract infection in pregnant women. Other symptoms include a burning sensation when urinating, bloody urine, and painful urination.
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3. How to help reduce frequent urination during pregnancy

Leaning forward while urinating Leaning forward while urinating puts pressure on the bladder. This helps your bladder to be able to clear the urine out, making the time between urination longer.
Avoid drinks with diuretic properties Pregnant women should avoid drinks with diuretic properties such as tea, coffee, soft drinks such as soda...
Do not drink too much water before going to bed.
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Không uống quá nhiều nước trước khi đi ngủ
You need to cut down on fluid intake before going to bed, but still make sure your body is fully hydrated. According to the American Institute of Medicine, pregnant women should drink 8 to 10 cups of water or another beverage (milk or juice) per day. This helps the body to have enough water needed for activities.
You can tell if you are drinking enough water by observing the color of your urine. Urine that is clear or light yellow means you are drinking enough water. Dark yellow or cloudy urine is a sign that your body needs more water than you are drinking each day.
Relax comfortably You may not know, but psychological stress will make your body urinate many times, so please relax, avoid putting pressure on yourself.
Do Kegel Exercises Doing Kegel exercises strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, helps reduce stress urinary incontinence and eases postpartum recovery. The interesting thing is that these exercises can be done at any time, as long as you have time to practice. Do this about 3 times a day, with 10-20 contractions of about 10 seconds. You should do Kegel exercises early in pregnancy and maintain after giving birth to get more benefits.
Pee before going to bed Try to pee before going to bed. One thing to note is that the distance from the bed to the toilet must be safe, there are no obstacles, the light switch is placed in a convenient position to ensure safety.
Urinate as soon as you need to Urinate as soon as you feel the need to urinate. The reason is that holding your urine too many times can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, leading to urinary incontinence. Therefore, if you have to wait in line to pee at a public restroom, don't hesitate to subtly ask someone else to make room for you.
Use sanitary napkins
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If you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise vigorously, you should wear a tampon every day.
During pregnancy, pregnant women may have many difficulties in walking or urinating many times because the fetus presses on the bladder, especially when the fetus is large. Because of that, mothers often experience many health problems such as urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, urinary tract infections. In order to avoid infection affecting the health of the fetus, the mother needs to have regular antenatal check-ups, complete urine tests to detect diseases early and have timely treatment.
Realizing the diseases that can affect the health of the fetus, Vinmec has and is continuing to deploy a package maternity service. When using services at Vinmec, pregnant women will be examined by leading obstetricians, with experience and well-trained at home and abroad, which will help doctors detect abnormalities early. fetus, as well as an in-depth assessment of the mother's condition to give the best advice. At Vinmec, we can be strong in imaging diagnosis and fetal medical intervention from a very early age, not only helping parents fulfill their duties but also giving birth to smart and healthy children.

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