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3rd pregnancy...are you afraid you will have absolutley NO bladder control left?

Okay...pregnant with my 3rd here. With each pregnancy , I've lost a little more control over the bladder. I'm not even that far along this time round and already, I feel the difference coming on. I'm afraid to be far away from the bathroom and I won't drink a whole lot if I'm not sure theres going to be a bathroom close by! It's awful! During my second pregnancy , I even peed my pants a couple times before I made it to the toilet. Ugh. As if just being a woman wasn't work enough.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Feb. 19, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (11)
  • Do you do kegels? I read recently that if you do them 3 times/day, 10 reps each, holding for 30 secs each time and it's not getting better after 6-8 weeks then you should talk to your dr. There is minor surgery they can do to repair the muscles. I am pregnant with my 5th and occasionally if I sneeze really hard some will leak out, but not much and not very often. Try the kegels!

    Answer by missanc at 11:55 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • This is my third pregnancy as well and I'm having the same problem... I wear poise pads just in case... actually my husbands grandmother gave me some to try and they work well... good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • I had three kids and if you do the Kegels,you will be fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Kegels. Good Idea..if only I could figure out how to do them correctly, LOL.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • doing kegels correctly: "to identify the right muscles to contract, stop your urinary flow midstream. If you're still not sure you're doing them correctly, try one with a dr or nurse during a pelvic exam; he or she will insert a finger and ask you to squeeze. Yes, it's slightly embarrassing - but come on, they've seen it all. And you need results!"

    - taken from Parents magazine 3/20/10

    Hope it helps!

    Answer by missanc at 12:13 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • i had two kids and my problems are so severe am going to the urologist. my kids damaged the muscles that held my bladder

    Answer by piwife at 12:18 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • kegals kegals kegals!
    i am on # 5 and this pregnancy i got a bad cough, and this is the only time i have ever lost bladder control.
    good luck...and congrats with#3!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:26 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • I only have 1 ds and last Feb I had surgery for this problem. I had a TVT-Obturator surgery and an anterior repair. Havent had a problem since. Sometimes there are things that even kegels cant
    Good luck!

    Answer by Melindakc at 12:40 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • I am 38 weeks along with number 2. I keep thinking my water has broken... really its just pee leaking out. So gross. I have peed my pants a few times too. I try to do kegels, hopefully this problem will get better after birth. Congratulations!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • I totally agree do kegals . I have no problem and with my bladder and I have five children.

    Answer by octavia137r at 2:34 PM on Feb. 19, 2010