How does One Handle their Bladder Control during Pregnancy Childbirth?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 05, 2014
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  • Urinary incontinence is a common problem during pregnancy.
  • Involuntary loss of urine takes placed during pregnancy.
  • Timed voiding method can be used to control incontinence.
  • Bladder training can also be used to control urine.

Pregnancy incontinence is a common problem many women experience at least at some degree. Incontinence means involuntary loss of urine. In some cases, the incontinence may be mild and infrequent. However, in some cases it can take up a severe shape.

Incontinence During Pregnancy

Types of Incontinence During and After Pregnancy

The incontinence experienced during pregnancy is usually stress incontinence. This incontinence is caused due to pressure on the bladder. In this kind of incontinence, the bladder stops functioning properly due to pressure. The incontinence during pregnancy may also be caused by an overactive bladder. Women with an overactive bladder have the urge to urinate more frequently because they have uncontrollable spasms.

Incontinence During Pregnancy

How to Handle Urinary Incontinence during Pregnancy?

A woman can use methods like timed voiding and bladder training that can control urinary incontinence. These techniques are usually used first and can be done at home. The changes that occur in habits caused by the behavioural methods do not have serious effects.

During bladder training, a woman can stretch out the intervals at which she goes to the bathroom by waiting for a little longer before going to the bathroom.
Another method can be by delaying the visit to the bathroom by 15 minutes when the urge arises for the first time. When you are done with this for one week, you can then increase the amount of time to 30 minutes and so on.

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