Even so, you don’t need to worry, this is common in pregnant women. Incontinence can occur both before pregnancy and during pregnancy. Researchers found that incontinence both before and during pregnancy appeared to be associated with parity, age and body mass index. In other words, if you are an elderly mother and have previously given birth you are likely to be at a higher risk. In general, it has been found that the frequency of incontinence can increase from 26 percent before pregnancy to 58 percent during week 30 of pregnancy. For women who have never given birth, the comparable percentages are 15 and 48 percent while for pregnant women who have previously given birth will have a presentation it is 35 and 67 percent.
In stress incontinence, the muscles that support the bladder and urethra have weakened. This weakness may be caused by labor, injury to the urethra area, some medications or surgery in the pelvic area. The valve muscles (bladder sphincter) can’t control urine. When a woman is pregnant, the enlarging uterus can put extra pressure on the bladder. Furthermore, labor can affect the bladder’s ability to control urine as the bladder and urethra have moved during childbirth, the nerves that control the bladder have been damaged. There are several techniques that can be used to manage urinary incontinence.
Apply behavioral methods. This can include bladder training or urinating according to a specific schedule. You may want to try one of the following approaches:
1. Use a chart or journal to write down the times you urinate and when your body has difficulty controlling urination. This can control the leakage behavior and gradually control urinary incontinence.
2. Delay a little longer before you go to urinate. For example, you could start by planning to visit the bathroom after an hour. Follow this pattern for the scheduled time frame. Then you can set a schedule to go to the toilet once every ½ hour. Next, increase the time to go to the toilet at intervals of every two hours. Then continue extending the interval by three or four hours between going to the toilet. Continue to extend the interval until you reach as much as 3 or 4 hours of going to the toilet. Try to delay the visit to the bathroom for 15 minutes at the first push. Continue doing this for about two weeks and then extend the time frame to 30 minutes, and so on. With a commitment to a management plan that helps you control your urination ability.