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How Does Your Urine Change When You're Pregnant?

How can urine change in Pregnancy

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How does your urine change in pregnancy?

This is mainly because the blood flow to the woman's kidneys increases by up to 35 to 60%. The extra blood flow makes her kidneys produce up to 25% more urine soon after conception. This increased urine production peaks by about 9 to 16 weeks of the pregnancy process, then settles down.
Passing urine frequently can also be influenced by pressure on the woman's bladder from her growing uterus. Pressure on the bladder is the main reason why women pass urine frequently in the last 3 months of pregnancy, as the baby grows heavier, and moves further down into the woman's pelvis in the weeks just before the birth.
While frequent urination is a feature of both the first and third trimesters, it is the change in pregnancy hormone levels, along with increased body fluids, that will have you running to the toilet every ten minutes day and night!
There is no way around this - and it will gradually improve - so don't try restricting your fluids as it's important for you and the growing baby to stay properly hydrated. You should be drinking about 6 to 8 glasses of fluids every day in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. If you drink less than that on a regular basis, you can become dehydrated.
You can reduce your number of bathroom trips by avoiding beverages that have a mild diuretic effect, such as coffee, tea and soft drinks
You can make fewer nighttime visits to the bathroom by drinking plenty of fluids during the day but then cutting back in the hours before you go to bed.

When will this constant need to urinate?

You can expect to start peeing less soon after your baby is born. For the first few days postpartum, you'll urinate in greater quantities and even more often as your body gets rid of the extra fluid from pregnancy process. But after about five days, you should urinate about how often you did before you were pregnant.
A few women – particularly older women who had stress urinary incontinence early in pregnancy – continue to have problems with leaking urine long after giving birth. If you still have stress urinary incontinence or any other bothersome symptoms, talk to your healthcare provider.

when Should I Talk to My Doctor About Urinary Frequency During Pregnancy?

If you're always feeling the urge to go to the bathroom (even after you've just peed), talk to your practitioner. He or she might want to run a test to see if you've got a UTI. Also keep an eye on the color of your urine to ensure you're staying hydrated: It should be clear and pale yellow, not dark.