PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What does frequent urination during your first trimester of pregnancy mean?

ANSWER

Your baby is still pretty small, but your uterus is growing and it's putting pressure on your bladder. As a result, you may feel like you constantly have to go to the bathroom. Don't stop drinking fluids -- your body needs them -- but do cut down on caffeine (which stimulates the bladder), especially before bedtime. When nature calls, answer it as soon as you can. Don't hold it in.

SOURCES:

Bayley, T.M. Appetite, February 2002; vol 38:pp. 45-51.

Ratcliffe S.D., Baxley, E.G., Cline, M.K., Sakornbut, E.L., eds., Family Medicine Obstetrics, third edition, Philadelphia, Mosby Elsevier, 2008.

Townsend Jr., C.M., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B.M., Mattox, K.L., Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed., Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier; 2007.

Gabbe, S.G., Niebyl, J.R., Simpson, J.L., eds., Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 5th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2007.

American Pregnancy Association: "Bleeding During Pregnancy."

Lee, J. Nutrition Research, July 2004, vol 24: pp 531-540.

Deutchman, M. American Family Physician, June 1, 2009; vol 79: pp 985-992, pp 993-994.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 16, 2020

SOURCES:

Bayley, T.M. Appetite, February 2002; vol 38:pp. 45-51.

Ratcliffe S.D., Baxley, E.G., Cline, M.K., Sakornbut, E.L., eds., Family Medicine Obstetrics, third edition, Philadelphia, Mosby Elsevier, 2008.

Townsend Jr., C.M., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B.M., Mattox, K.L., Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed., Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier; 2007.

Gabbe, S.G., Niebyl, J.R., Simpson, J.L., eds., Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 5th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2007.

American Pregnancy Association: "Bleeding During Pregnancy."

Lee, J. Nutrition Research, July 2004, vol 24: pp 531-540.

Deutchman, M. American Family Physician, June 1, 2009; vol 79: pp 985-992, pp 993-994.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 16, 2020

NEXT QUESTION:

What does heartburn during your first trimester of pregnancy mean?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: