Urine Leakage With Twins

If a recent sneeze or laugh made you wet your pants a little bit, don't worry. It's a normal, if slightly embarrassing, part of pregnancy. It happens for the same reason you may be getting up a lot at night to urinate. Your growing babies and uterus put pressure on your bladder. So even a little cough can trigger a leak. Don't worry. This will clear up after your babies are born.

Call Doctor If:

  • You have a steady trickle of a clear or straw-colored, odorless fluid. This could mean your amniotic membrane has ruptured.
  • There is blood in your urine.
  • It hurts or burns when you urinate. You may have a urinary tract infection. This should be treated right away.

Step-by-Step Care:

  • Do Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles. Squeeze the muscles you use to stop urinating and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 to 20 times at least three times a day. This may also help your muscles prepare for labor and delivery.
  • Take frequent bathroom breaks. Don't try to "hold it" when you have the urge to go. You're more likely to leak if your bladder is too full.
  • Lean forward a little when you urinate to empty your bladder all the way.
  • Make sure to empty your bladder before exercising.
  • Wear a sanitary pad or panty shield to catch leaks.
  • Avoid coffee, tea, colas, and other caffeinated drinks. These can make you urinate more often.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on January 20, 2019



Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

March of Dimes: "Your Pregnant Body: Frequent Urination."

MedicineNet: "Pregnancy Symptoms."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "When Does the Bag of Waters Break?"

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