I am having issues holding in my bladder: Advice?

Hello! I’m a first-time mom, and I’m still in my teens, I’m almost 21 weeks and alright having issues holding my bladder, TMI, but I sometimes have to change pants 2-3 times a day, have any other small framed moms had this issue?? Is there any way to help ease it a little? I’m at a loss bc I’m carrying my baby SUPER low and weigh only 100 pounds, any help will be appreciated

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I had to buy some of the bladder pads when I was pregnant to avoid accidents. Do Kegals to strengthen the muscles now and it will help!

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Kegels help alot. I had a 12.lb baby naturally. They helped. TMI, but you pee and try to stop, pee and stop. Working those muscles. Good luck and congrats

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Welcome to motherhood. It’s just part of being pregnant. Kegals and bladder pads.

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Make sure to do your kegel exercises.

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I would say its pretty common… I was not really able to hold it when I was pregnant… and I still have a weak bladder… I would talk to your ongyn of course but other than that, pantie liners and kegels

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Welcome to motherhood! :blush:

Just do some kegals & get some bladder pads.

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Always keep spare pants/underwear in car

I eneded up buying the sports/active pads, or on a good day just used panty liners, your midwife will also be able to give you tips.

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That’s normal, just do kegels and get bladder liners or maxi pads because i can almost assure you, you will not always make it to the restroom lol

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Wear panty liners bladder pads and kegels you need to strengthen up your muscles

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You will probably need to do some exercise that can help that area but probably best to go and see your doctor about this too

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It only gets worse. Get some panty liners, I have to wear them now even after I gave birth. My bladder will never be the same lol.

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Talk to your doctor and see if you can get a referral to a pelvic floor physical therapist!

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Its kinda part of it… I have two kids. I have been trying for my third for about 7 months now. :pensive: and here the past week i have been going pee like crazy. Idk why… I thought j might be pregnant so i took a test but it was negative. :disappointed_relieved: idk what is making me pee so much lol. Anyways i know this has nothing to do with your question just thought someone might be abke to anwser my question too. Congrats!! Babies are a wonderful blessing

I had this issue w my first and ended up I had a UTI and bladder infection, talk to your Dr and KEGALS all day everyday lol congrats and best of luck

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When I was pregnant with my daughter she would kidney punch and bladder kick me frequently (didn’t realize what she was doing until further along) and would just have very sudden urges to use the restroom and couldnt get to the bathroom fast enough. It will get worse the farther along you get, pads worked wonders. Kegels work just it takes time to build up.

bladder infection from the sounds of it. if so drink heaps of water and go see your doctor. If you do have it the first 24hrs requires you to only drink water nothing else. And lots of it.

Kegals and research other pelvic floor exercises. Also make sure to talk with your obgyn before starting anything to make sure nothing will stress the baby.

Kegels help, also wear pads to help with leaks so you aren’t changing pants as often.

Also ask your doctor about getting tested for a uti. You can have one while pregnant and not even know it. Utis during pregnancy can be bad for you and baby so it’s better to get checked and not have one than have one and not know.