Not peeing enough?

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  1. kookygirl

    kookygirl + hubby = perfect baby :)

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    Hello ladies,

    Hoping I have nothing to worry about here but I was wondering if anyone else is in a similar situation.

    My peeing pattern hasn't changed much at all throughout my pregnancy. I am going into 21 weeks and haven't had to get up at night to pee once. I pee before I go to bed and again when I wake up in the morning. This doesn't seem normal (for a pregnant woman). I feel ok. No infections (urniary/thrush etc).

    Anyone else the same? Or have an explanation for why this might be happening (or not)?

    Would appreciate any replies.

    Many thanks xx
     
  2. WTTMommy

    WTTMommy Mama to Rach

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    Can we switch symptoms? :rofl:

    I go twice at night and plenty of times in the day :hissy:

    I think it's different for every woman, some people don't see a change at all.
     
  3. Frippledip

    Frippledip 3rd Tri!

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    It sounds like you may be starting to retain some fluid. I've noticed that I pee less when I retain fluid, which is normal in small amounts. Even if you don't notice any swelling, if you notice a weight gain in a short amount of time then it's probably fluid. Try laying on your left side for a while, that usually helps me lose a little water if I notice I'm holding on to too much fluid. Try to avoid salt, and even though it might seem counteractive, drink more water to balance out your electrolytes. Hope this helps!
     
  4. mrsadair

    mrsadair Pregnant with #1

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    i get up anywhere from 2 to 5 times to pee at night... lol. maybe it depends on where the baby's sitting? sometimes i notice if i'm sitting down i have the urge to go but when i stand up i don't have to anymore.
     
  5. kookygirl

    kookygirl + hubby = perfect baby :)

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    Thanks ladies for the replies.

    WTTMommy and Mrsadair it's probably a good thing you pee so much considering what Frippledip says. I don't check my weight regular enough but I have definite swelling on hips, thighs, and tummy. I was hoping I wouldn't suffer from excess water retention which is a common problem amongst the women in my family (who balloon when pregnant). I will cut down on the salt which if I am being honest has increased since I fell pregnant (I seem to want more of the stuff in my food!) and increase my water intake. Does it make a difference if its sparkling water? I drink quite a bit of the stuff.

    Thanks again xx
     
  6. danniemum2be

    danniemum2be Little Miss Christmas xx

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    i dont pee enough either and am also coming up to 21 weeks, never wake in the night to go for a pee and can drink loads n just not need a wee for a while hmmmm i dont seem to have ballooned though ive just put on a bit of weight no proper bump yet either and no wee infection or anything x x
     
  7. suzanne108

    suzanne108 Well-Known Member

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    I definitely "go" more during the day whilst I'm awake...but as yet I haven't (touch wood) had to get up to go during the night!!!

    Its only in the last couple of weeks or so that I've noticed I've been going more...I think its cos the baby is getting more and more active and seems to like being around my bladder :) xx
     
  8. milliebabykin

    milliebabykin With bump!

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    Dandelion tea is really good for water retention. I tend to get up once a night but sometimes I sleep right through. I do think it depends where baby is sleeping and whether baby is jumping up and down on the bladder!
     
  9. new mummy h

    new mummy h First little princess!!!!

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    i try not to drink much before i go to bed so i might only get up once during the night.

    i dont pee that much tho really tbh!! maybe 4-5 times a day??

    xx
     
  10. geekone

    geekone Well-Known Member

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    Apparently round lettuce is good for water retention so have a lettuce sandwich at night or cranberry is also good for making you go if I have a cranberry juice in the morning I have to go more. I thought that it was the opposite with the salt or at least different types of salts like the ones in lucozade etc but I might have it all wrong on that score.
     
  11. smartie

    smartie 1 Prince, 1 Princess

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    I am also not having to get up during the night but to be honest, I'm not complaining! I need all the sleep I can get :rofl:
     
  12. kookygirl

    kookygirl + hubby = perfect baby :)

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    Ain't that the truth Smartie! I sleep pretty well and making the most of it because I'm not expecting much sleep at all once the baby arrives! All my friends are waiting to see how I cope with the reduced amount of sleep as it's no secret that I love my sleep! Probably won't be the nicest person to be around...:nope:
     

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