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  Toilet Troubles – Frequent need for toilet
Can it possibly be normal to need the toilet this much? It is annoying me that I have to go so often!

There is more than one reason for the fact that you need to urinate so frequently. Not only do you have the pressure of increased blood volume, kidneys that have gone into overdrive to keep this increased blood volume in great shape, but also the pressure of the growing uterus on your bladder. During the middle portion of your pregnancy you will find that because the uterus rises somewhat, the pressure is relieved, only to return as the baby grows and the uterus drops into your pelvis. Remember that as with most pregnancy symptoms this will vary hugely from one woman to another. If you have not noticed any change in this area then that is fine as long as you are sure to drink around eight glasses of water a day.

If you try leaning forward as you urinate this can be helpful in making sure the bladder is empty. Beyond that you just have to accept this situation. Do not be tempted to cut down on your fluid intake. It is vital that you drink eight glasses of water a day to keep those hard working kidneys well flushed. The only concession is that if you find that getting up the night to go to the toilet is really disrupting your sleep, then you can make sure that you drink enough in the early part of the day and then cut down on fluids in the hours before bedtime.

See also:

Toilet troubles - Stress Incontinence


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