It’s official, I need to pee constantly. I am right on schedule with the common first trimester/6 weeks timeline of frequent urination. While out at a friend’s house today, I probably peed 6 times in two hours. Talk about frustrating! My eldest daughter asked, “Why don’t you just pee all at once?” So cute… I should ask her that same question next time she has to pee 10 minutes after she previously urinated too, lol.
Why do I need to pee so much?
At the moment, hormonal changes. Blood flow has increased in my pelvic area and kidneys, thanks to the pregnancy hormone hCG. (1) I am also creating more waste because my baby is too.
Will the urge to pee get better?
Probably not. Many say in the second trimester the urge to urinate frequently will reduce, but I have not found that to be the case with myself or anyone I know. Additionally, “… over the course of your pregnancy the amount of blood in your body rises until you have almost 50 percent more than before you got pregnant. This leads to a lot of extra fluid getting processed through your kidneys and ending up in your bladder.” (2) Later in my third trimester, not only will increased blood flow be the culprits of my urination, but my baby pushing on my bladder will also be a factor.
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(1) “Frequent Urination During Pregnancy.” Http://www.whattoexpect.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. <http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/frequent-urination.aspx>.
(2)“Frequent Urination during Pregnancy | BabyCenter.” BabyCenter. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. <http://www.babycenter.com/0_frequent-urination-during-pregnancy_237.bc>.
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