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when pregnant, is it normal to pee a little when you cough hard?

i've had a bad cough for a few days now, where my coughing sometimes gets really strong. i've had to wear a pad because i pee a little when it's very strong. i didn't think anything of it, and just assumed it's due to weaker bladder muscle control due to pregnany (i'm 14 weeks). But all of a sudden, I'm just started wondering, could it be amniotic fluid i'm leaking? probably not, but just thought i'd ask.... thanks in advance!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Mar. 4, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (16)
  • Its probably just pee. I do when I cough or sometimes sneeze.

    Just wait until after the baby! Its way worse, or at least it was for me. Make sure you do your kegels!

    Answer by Amanda704 at 10:05 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • It is common to pee a little when you cough while pregnant.

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 10:05 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • VERY common. And it will continue after you have the baby!

    Answer by cookielover20 at 10:06 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Very much so!

    Answer by MommyPeck3 at 10:12 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Oh yeah. Cough, laugh, sneeze. congrats on the LO!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I'm NOT pregnant and I pee when I sneeze, cough hard, etc. Nothing wrong with it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Ugh, mine got OH SO MUCH worse AFTER baby... I'm still fighting it.

    Answer by matobe at 10:18 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Very normal. Unpleasant, but normal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:21 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • My saddest and funniest pregnant moment- I was home sick from work but feeling better, so I went to the grocery store. After almost throwing up in line (people really freak out when a 7 month pregnant person is almost throwing up! LOL), I came home, threw up in the sink, and completely peed my pants! I couldn't decide whether to laugh or cry! This is normal, and it's very unlikely you would be leaking fluid this early, but still may want to mention it to the dr. just in case

    Answer by musichollie at 10:46 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Oh yeah, and sneezing too, and it doesn't always go away after you have the baby either...depends on how they sit on your bladder..things to look forward to haha, Oh yeah and it will get worse the farther along you get...sorry! hang in there!

    Answer by LogansMama09 at 10:46 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

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