Why You Should Always Report Bladder Issues To Your Midwife Or Doctor.
Many mamas assume that pregnancy comes with all sorts of big bad symptoms. However, you're not sick, you're pregnant. While...
Many mamas assume that pregnancy comes with all sorts of big bad symptoms. However, you're not sick, you're pregnant. While pregnancy comes with its fair share of discomforts and aches, you should never have to deal with pregnancy pains or problems that are so uncomfortable you're becoming cranky and upset. Take your bladder for instance. Many mamas overlook common bladder issues while pregnant because they assume bladder problems are normal. Bladder problems are not normal, they're a sign that something is wrong. Yes, it's common to have to urinate more, but pain, itching or other strange bladder issues should always be reported to your midwife or doctor asap. It could be nothing or it could be a small problem but it could also be a bigger issue and worse if you have an actual bladder infection and it remains untreated it could lead to a kidney infection which is much worse than a common treatable bladder infection. Kidney infection can cause nausea, vomiting, back pain, fever and more (including death when advanced). In fact if left untreated, a kidney infection can also lead to premature labor. Also, kidney infection treatment for a pregnant woman usually involves IV antibiotics and a possible hospital stay - that's frustrating, time consuming and expensive. With this in mind always talk to your midwife or doctor if you're experiencing bladder problems such as...
- Painful urination
- A burning sensation when you pee
- Pressure or cramping in the lower abdomen
- Cloudy or bloody urine