It becomes challenging to control urine during pregnancy. At the same time, urine often leaks while laughing, coughing, and sneezing. It is expected to have urinary incontinence during pregnancy and a few weeks after delivery.
During pregnancy, women see many changes in their body. At the same time, some changes that occur during this time are very troublesome. One of these problems is losing control of urine. Women often cannot control urine during pregnancy, so they have a lot of trouble. After all, why does this happen? Is there anything we can do about it?
Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Divya has suggested some practical tips to control urine in pregnancy. So, let’s know how to deal with this pregnancy condition (urinary incontinence).
First, understand why urine incontinence occurs after pregnancy and pregnancy
It becomes challenging to control urine during pregnancy. At the same time, urine often leaks while laughing, coughing, and sneezing. It is expected to have urinary incontinence during pregnancy and a few weeks after delivery. When you’re pregnant, your uterus prepares for the baby and grows. In this situation, more pressure is created on your bladder. At the same time, the bladder is just next to the uterus, which contains ureters.
Ureters are tubes that carry urine. In this situation, the possibility of urine leakage increases in pregnancy due to increasing pressure on the bladder by the uterus. At the same time, after delivery, when both your uterus and bladder are going to their respective normal positions, this reaction takes about six weeks. Due to this, urine leakage can occur even after pregnancy.
Avoid caffeinated drinks
Keep yourself away from caffeinated drinks and other sources of caffeine during pregnancy. Try to drink normal and normal water. Due to caffeine intake, there is a desire to pass urine repeatedly, while urine leakage is absolutely common during pregnancy. Apart from this, it is also important to avoid spicy and acidic foods. All these things will help you with bladder control.
Limit your fluid intake after dinner
Small things are more irritating in pregnancy. At the same time, when you have to visit the bathroom repeatedly at night, it can also be troublesome for you. To avoid this condition, drink a limited amount of water after dinner. At the same time, if you feel thirsty while sleeping at night, you can drink water, but avoid drinking water without thirst.
Eat fiber-rich foods
Consumption of fiber-rich foods does not cause constipation during pregnancy because pregnant women are often troubled by constipation. When a person suffers from constipation, its load also falls on the bladder, and the possibility of urine leakage increases.
Understand your leakage
All women need to understand in which situation they have a urinary leakage problem. Some women experience leakage when coughing, some when sitting, and some women also experience leakage during exercise. In such a situation, notice when this situation is arising with you and then start training your bladder to hold urine. With time, you will see an improvement in it.
Note: Many women use pads and cotton clothes to avoid urinary leakage during pregnancy. You should always avoid doing this because the vagina is already susceptible during pregnancy, while long-term exposure to urine causes harmful bacteria to proliferate. In such a situation, you increase the risk of bladder infection, including UTI. Therefore, it is essential to avoid these things.