Why am I going to the toilet so often?

Urinary frequency is common even from conception. It can be one of the first symptoms of pregnancy.

It is related to hormone changes and the increase in blood volume that occurs in pregnancy. As well pregnant women are encouraged to drink more. The pressure of the pregnant uterus on the back of the bladder and in advanced pregnancy the baby’s head in the pelvis will exacerbate the problem.

 

What can be done?

It is part of pregnancy, sorry!

It will self-correct after you have your baby. It may be worst immediately after delivery especially if you have significant fluid retention.

Be aware of discomfort with passing urine as this could be due to a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are more common in pregnancy. If this happens let me know

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