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

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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.

From: First Trimester of Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

American Pregnancy Association: "Bleeding During Pregnancy."

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

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

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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