I know, when you're pregnant, it seems like every little issue matters - even peeing. Sigh. It's a lot to...
I know, when you're pregnant, it seems like every little issue matters - even peeing. Sigh. It's a lot to keep up with. On the plus side, peeing correctly, vs. not, can save you some trouble. During pregnancy, the most common infection is a UTI - or urinary tract infection. UTI's are no fun even when you aren't preggers, so you really don't need one during your pregnancy. A UTI can cause pain and itching, often a burning sensation. A UTI can even trigger early labor. Of course call your health care provider if you experience any of the above, or if you see blood in your urine, have to pee right away after you just did, or have a fever. Here's how to pee if you'd like to reduce your risks of a UTI during pregnancy:
- Don't hold it in - your mama was right about that one. If you've gotta go, go.
- Pee until you're actually done. If your bladder feels a little full still - wait a minute; who knows, maybe you can pee a wee bit more (no pun intended). If you're having issues, run the bathroom sink, hearing running water can help.
- Lean a little bit forward on the toilet. This can truly help to empty your entire bladder.
- Stay clear of scented or that fun colored toilet paper. I know - colored toilet paper (people will buy anything).
- Pee after sex.
- Drink some water, then drink more, drink all darn day if possible. I know that the last thing you want to do during pregnancy is pee more, but all that water really will keep your system nice and clean. It can seem like the never ending trips to the bathroom will never end, but I promise they will. It's only nine month.