Frequent urination and pregnancy

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:00 PM

Pregnancy and its changes

A woman's body goes through many changes during pregnancy, especially during the first three months of pregnancy, and these changes may be frightening and worrying for women. And often the absence of a menstrual period is the first sign of pregnancy, and there are symptoms, signs, and other changes that may appear and indicate pregnancy, such as light cramps, light bleeding, feeling very tired, or suffering from morning sickness , or Frequent urination, dizziness , heartburn, constipation, emotional changes, or those that occur on the skin, breasts, and vagina. [1]

Frequent urination and pregnancy

Frequent urination is one of the most common symptoms that a woman suffers from early in pregnancy, and this condition is due to the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) known as the pregnancy hormone, which is produced as the fetus develops after the occurrence Pregnancy, which is a hormone that is detected when taking a pregnancy test. Contributes to hormone (HCG) to increase blood flow to the pelvis where the kidney and bladder area and this is what makes pregnant women forced to enter the bathroom every hour or two hours especially during the first three months of pregnancy. [2]

Many pregnant women may suffer from frequent urination in the last three months of pregnancy as well, and this is due to the pressure exerted by the baby's head on the bladder, in addition to the possibility of urinary incontinence. This condition is represented by the descent of a few drops of urine When coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Here, a warning is required that frequent urination may be an indication of a urinary tract infection, and this type of infection is common during pregnancy and it can be detected by taking a urine sample from the woman and subjecting it to a laboratory examination, and it may accompany This condition has a group of symptoms besides frequent urination, such as burning urine , blood in the urine, abdominal cramps, back pain, and the feeling of the need to urinate while only a little or no urine comes out.[2]

It can be said that frequent urination is a common occurrence during pregnancy, especially during the first three months and towards the end of the last three months of pregnancy, but if this condition is accompanied by burning urine, or abdominal discomfort, back pain , or a fever, then it is necessary to see a doctor. [2]

Treatment of frequent urination in pregnant women

In fact, a pregnant woman cannot completely get rid of the problem of frequent urination during pregnancy, and she should be patient, and there are no conditions regarding limiting the amount of water to overcome the case of frequent urination, but rather she must eat her daily need of water, that is, an average of eight cups of Water daily. It should be noted that the lack of fluid in the body of a pregnant woman may increase the possibility of her developing a urinary tract infection. It is advised to reduce the amount of tea and coffee that a pregnant woman drinks daily, as this reduces the number of urges to urinate due to the fact that these drinks contain caffeine, which has diuretic properties. It is also advisable to drink more mineral water without gas than to take the aforementioned stimulants. In fact, it is recommended to drink pure water during the morning and daytime, as drinking water in the evening may cause swelling of the face , hands, and feet the next morning. [3]

Frequent urination in women

Frequent urination is one of the conditions that women may suffer from in general and not only the pregnant woman, and since the normal rate of urination ranges between six to eight times per day, it can be said that a woman suffers from frequent urination if the number of times she urinates It has exceeded eight times. The incidence of frequent urination in women is due to many factors and reasons, including the following: [4]

  • Drinking large amounts of fluids, especially those known to increase urine production or irritate the bladder. Examples include coffee, tea, and some soft drinks.
  • Infection with bladder stones or urinary tract infection.
  • Diabetes .
  • Interstitial cystitis.
  • Decreased levels of the hormone estrogen .
  • Overactive bladder (overactive bladder).
  • Weakened pelvic floor organs.
  • Nerve damage in the bladder.

Risk factors

There are many risk factors that increase the likelihood of frequent urination in women, including the following: [4]

  • Obesity, as excess weight puts additional pressure on the bladder, and this in itself may weaken the pelvic floor muscles and make the need to urinate frequently.
  • Pregnancy, and we have previously mentioned the reasons for this, it should be noted that 41.25% of women suffer from frequent urination during pregnancy.
  • Menopause , as the absence of a menstrual period stops the body from making the estrogen hormone, and this in itself affects the lining of the bladder and urethra and may generate the need to urinate frequently in women.
  • Vaginal delivery Previously, as a vaginal delivery weakens the pelvic floor muscles that hold the bladder in place.


  1. "Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: First Trimester" , , Retrieved 12-7-2018. Edited.
  2. ^ A b v "Frequent Urination During Pregnancy: Is It Normal?" , , Retrieved 12-7-2018 . Edited.
  3. "FREQUENT URINATION DURING PREGNANCY" , , Retrieved 12-7-2018. Edited.
  4. ^ A b "What's to know about frequent urination in women?" , , Retrieved 12-7-2018. Edited.