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Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Why am I peeing so much, and is there any way to cut down on how many times I pee during the day? It's driving me crazy!

Re: Why am I peeing so much, and is there any way to cut down on how many times I pee during the day? It's driving me crazy!

The Bump Expert

There are a few reasons behind your steady stream. For one thing, the hormone hCG triggers an increase in blood flow to the pelvic area, causing you to make more pee. In addition, the efficiency of the kidneys improves during pregnancy, so your body gets rid of waste products (i.e. pee) more quickly. And let's not forget your growing uterus, which puts increasing pressure on your bladder as it gets bigger. (And bigger!)

The good news is, this pressure lifts once the uterus rises into your abdominal cavity in the second trimester. Until then, be sure to lean forward when you pee to completely empty your bladder, which might cut back on trips to the WC. But don’t stop downing the liquids -- your body needs them.

Paula Kashtan

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

you stil pee a ton in your second trimester

trulydivine139@yahoo.com |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

and even more in your third!! Last night I peed every 2 hours!!

jacquelinechantelle |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Every 2 hours??? That's nothing!! I have to pee every hour and an half during the night when I am NOT pregnant.. so just imagine what it would be in my third semester!!

Pootchie |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

2 hours?...1 and 1/2 hours?... I wish. Three times an hour for me if I drink recommended amount of fluids.

mmr520 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Im tinkling litterally every 15 -20 min and i mean like tinkle hardly worth goin pee for, but if i dont empty it feels like its goin to come out on it own!

IRE2011 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Same here IRE2011... I do the same thing it's driving me crazy literally I'm in the bathromm all night and day it seems like... lol

JaclynK1420 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Wait until you actually feel the baby kicking your bladder... That makes having to pee all the more interesting!

NicoleMilan |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I'm only 7 weeks and I'm peeing at least once an hour! And its not a trickle, its like the flood gates open!!

meaganlord |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Make sure that if you're having to go really often and have an uncomfortable feeling in your lower abdomen that you get it checked out. It might be a UTI which is common in pregnant women. I was just having to go pee a lot and everything felt fine...then I started to feel uncomfortable and low and behold, a UTI. Pay attention to your bodies, ladies!!!

Ash0820 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I can't stop peeing either...seems like every 15mins I'm in the bathroom. Trying to sleep at night is the worst! I'm about to move into the bathroom, sleep on the toilet...and & bring my pillow to rest my head on the counter lol! It's making my nausea worse bc I'm sooo tired all the time fromt not sleeping ...aye yi yi lol

KPRIEST7 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I am there with you all. I am 6 weeks and pee like crazy already. I was told that by stopping liquid fluids after 7 pm and drinking either a glass of milk or smooties before bed helps not going so frequently at night. :) It cut my trip to the potty from 3 times a night (not including the before bed pee and morning pee) to once. Peeing every hour is sooo much fun (being sarcastic) cant wait to see what it will be like when the baby is actually pressing on the bladder. I am just thankful it says that it is normal to be peeing this much due to the kidneys flushing all the bad stuff out!

tab129 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I never would have guessed I would already be up 6-8 times a night having to pee and only in my 7th week. It's crazy! And I'm so thirsty it's hard not to drink. My mom say's it's God preparing us for the 2 hour feedings once the baby comes. I can't imagine over a year of little to no sleep. Ugh...

sameriah |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Every two hours here, at 7 weeks along. I get so tired during the day because of it. Just staying positive.

Vasana |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

My mom has always said that getting up to go to the bathroom so often in the middle of the night was God's way of preparing you for having to get up that often with the baby! Makes me feel better when I get up 4-5 times!

tripletfeb |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I've started noticing that I have to pee more. Almost 8 weeks along, and I'm suprised. I thought it would be a lot longer until it started. Havent' been woken up in the middle of the night yet though.

MegM1984 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I had to pee quite a bit in my first trimester, in my second it didn't seem so bad, but now that I am 29 weeks and in my 3rd trimester, I am constantly in the bathroom!! I have to wait to pee often times because if I don't, I would be in there every 5 - 10 minutes with little results. So I wait a bit or wait until he kicks my bladder so that I don't have a choice. LOL! I sneezed the other day. I think it scared him and he jumped, landed on my bladder, and I didn't think I was going to make it to the bathroom! I had to hand over a customers order to finish being filled to another employee so that I could make it on time. Which was barely on time. LOL

ckeehn |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I have to pee at least once an hour now in my 29th week. I have to consciously remember to pee before I leave any place with a bathroom or a decent bathroom. Otherwise I have to pee like a racehorse in some nasty place with a disgusting bathroom

mciaccia05 |

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Yes good morning ladies, this is my 1st pregnancy and I'm very excited!! And yes I do pee alot, hoping that it will ease however it doesn't seem like it will esp as the baby grows...

angelebr |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I've actually cut back on caffeine and im drinking a TON of water, it feels like I have to pee every 30 seconds! And I am soo bloated it isnt even funny, my DH thinks its funny when i have to RUN to the CW... sheesh

ElleC22 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

i'm 30 weeks pregnant and during the day, gotta pee like every 15 mins. sometimes as soon as u go, u feel like u gotta go again. even though its not much, u gotta go or else it feels so uncomfortable.

PrincessAnu |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I'm 29 weeks and feel like I spend half of my life in the bathroom these days. This whole story that it gets better in the second trimester is total BS too - don't believe it!

kmarsallo |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I thought for sure I had it rough when I had to start wearing a pantyliner as I approached my third trimester. I'm now 29 weeks and came down with a nasty cough just in time for the holidays. Every time I have a coughing spell I leak... Even if I JUST used the bathroom. Sneezing does it too. The only thing that could possibly help is Kegals, or overactive bladder surgery. I've increased my fluid intake to try and beat this cold sooner... but that means even more trips to the potty. I've stocked up on my panty liners, and can't wait til my cold is gone. Baby doesn't like the coughing either. :(

squizmo77 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I'm 29 wks and it's getting worse. I teach and I cant leave my class to go as the pressure hits. Is it possible to take a medical leave on those terms?

cidybro |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Hi, I'm 29 weeks and i pee every 5 -10 min during the day and every hour to 2 hours during the night. I should be used to it by now but it's still annoying : / even so i still drink lots of water which everyone should do to stay hydrated. Good luck and God bless to all pregnant ladies : )

momforChirst |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

same here up every two to three hours going to the bathroom and i'm in my last trimester.

crowleyja |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

By reading these stories it doesnt make me feel bad. I just thought i was just peeing toooooo much. Reading the stories of my fellow prego's is very reassurig. I'm 29 weeks and i go to the bathroom consistently. especially at nite. I just look down and say "Baby Girl please have mercy on mommy tonite.

Prettyherb10 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I am 29 weeks and the baby is pressing down on my bladder so much! He weighs 3 lbs and 2 ounces and he is head down which hurts and makes me pee! I pee literally like every 20 minutes, no joke. If I could go an whole hour I would consider my self privileged. Good Luck people with the peeing, it only gets worse!

mpmitchell2012 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

First Pregnancy here and I pee every 20 min like clock work.........it sucks!

panglebaby13 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

haha, I've been peeing nonstop since the 5th week :)

bionicwmn77 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I'm at 29 weeks and she's started direct hits to the bladder lol it's hilarious I've clocked it at home its at min every twenty min I have to go and at work I try to make it at least thirty but I figure at least it keeps me active :-)

jenniferwarren1803 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

This is my second pregnancy and I honestly do not remember peeing this much with my daughter! But then again my bladder is in worse condition now then it was 4 years ago too!! You get used to it thank god!!

ChelseaZerega89 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

For me it comes and goes. I can experience frequent urination a few days in a row, then the next few days, I'll be back to normal. Now, it's back again.

Dtrice08 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Just avoid caffine 100%. Since you cannot cut back on water, just ride it out.

RedPeppah |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I don't think so. The best thing to do is drink water and make sure your pee is clear. I find at work when I wear looser pants rather than my tight yoga pants, I don't have to go as often so try to wear comfortable clothing and good luck!

merrymarie89 |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

Checking in with 4-5 times peeing per night! I'm 7 weeks 2 days. Since 12/28/12 I made a lifestyle change and decided to get healthy and lose weight. I had lost from 190 down to 156.4 in 7 months, one of the huge changes was drinking a ton of water and I had gotten used to the peeing alot. Now that I've changed jobs I only drink what is necessary if I am lucky and have to pee twice as much it seems. Just praying I don't wet my pants at work ha!

Miranda&MichaelR |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I'm getting up to pee every 30 mins or so. Sometimes it's more frequent than that! This is driving me crazy! We almost had to stop the ultrasound the other day because I had to go again!

Natspoiledbrat |

Q&A: Pregnant and can't stop peeing?

I'm not even 8 weeks and i'm peeing literally every 35 minutes. once i finally get to sleep at night i can only hold it for at most 2 hours.... i didnt do this with my daughter this early on and its getting really hard to catch up on sleep lol

ChelseaZerega89 |