Frequent urination or incontinence is also called in medical terms, incontinesia (unable to hold back the urge to urinate) often experienced by pregnant women. This situation occurs because in pregnant women there is an emphasis on the bladder which makes the stored urine less and has difficulty in holding or stopping the flow of urine, so that the urge to urinate occurs more frequently in pregnant women and even often causes pregnant women to wet their beds. The occurrence of an active bladder is one reason for urinary incontinence during pregnancy, although it is best not to hold it in even if it is troublesome. Holding back urination will create problems for the health of pregnant women.If too long holding on to urinate will make germs in the urinary tract multiply and allow it to spread to the bladder, sometimes the infection reaches the kidneys so that it can trigger kidney infections so that by urinating it will minimize the risk of germs in the body.
In addition, delaying urination will form stones in the urinary tract. Urine that contains mineral substances, if not excreted for a long time, will form a hard and rock-like sediment, initially it will be small in size but if it is held for a long time it will cause associated urinary tract disorders. Can occur both, namely urinary tract stones and urinary tract infections. Given the importance of maintaining health during pregnancy associated with urination, to get comfortable in controlling urination during pregnancy you should take the following steps.
Tips for controlling urination during pregnancy:
1. Perform physical activity according to conditions
Pregnant women have different conditions, so in maintaining your health through physical activity, you should consult with your doctor according to the age of the womb and your health condition. By adjusting the body weight according to gestational age it will balance the pressure in the bladder during pregnancy.
2. Kegel exercises
You can take classes for Kegel exercises during pregnancy, this is often recommended by health professionals, doing Kegel exercises in addition to making it comfortable for pregnant women to control urination can also make pregnant women safe.
3. Cross your legs
If you are sneezing, coughing or laughing and cannot hold your urine, you should cross your legs to prevent bedwetting in either a sitting or standing position. This can only be done occasionally when you have trouble finding a toilet.
4. Make the habit of drinking eight glasses every day
You can make the habit of drinking eight glasses every day, although it sounds like it will impact the frequency of urinating too often, but it turns out that reducing your intake of eight glasses every day will actually make urinary tract infections and dehydration. In addition, avoid consuming foods and drinks that trigger frequent urination, such as snacks, soft drinks and others.