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Wetting when pregnant, part 1

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Another one from my archive. Several incidents with preggos. :rolleyes:

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"My most embarrasing moment was when I was

about 8 months pregnant. I started laughing

and I just couldn't help myself. Right there

in front of all my family. Just remember

watch what you drink and how much you laugh!"

KC

"I've heard that B-Complex helps with those muscles.--

Also, Kegel exercises"

"I've found that leaning forward while urinating helps to

keep me from going as often!!"

""Don't laugh. I was nine months

pregnant and I felt as though I

had to urinate at least 20 times a

day. I was riding with my

husband on the expressway after

3 am one morning, all of the

sudden I had this incredible urge

to urinate. It was so dark that we

didn't know when the next exit

was coming. I couldn't hold it

any longer so, we pulled over to

the side of the road and I went

right there. It was embarrasing

but when you're nine months

pregnant, you really don't think

about it. Cranberry juice helped a

little with alleviating this

problem with my second

pregnancy. " "A glass 8 times a

day keeps the urge away"."

Maryanna Jowrohowski

"I was out with friends hanging out at a coffee

house and left without going to the bathroom

so at 3 in the morning leaving the city,I

screamed for emergency relief ,threw up all

over my friends car and on the way into the

gas station I went in my pants ,got to ride an

hour soaking wet. No more coffeehouses!"

Shana Rankin

"I am a school teacher and have always had to urinate often:

about every 3 classes. Now, I am the first person out the

door when the bell rings after EVERY class so that I can

make it back before the tardy bell rings. There are only two

employee restrooms so sometimes I am just in misery before

my turn and since I haven't told anyone of my condition yet,

I don't get special restroom consideration. My husband and I

get a good laugh from this."

Tracy

"I have a retroverted uterus and the pressure from the growth

on my blaader has led to an occasional inability to urinate

(needing catheterization at ne point). I am 12 weeks

pregnant. Can I expect this problem to go away, or will this

plague me for the next 28 weeks?"

P.J. Foley

"Me and my fiance' were on a 12 hour drive

trip to another state and about every 15

minutes we had to stop just so I could go to

the bathroom, it's more annoying than

anything."

"Since I've become pregnant (now 19 weeks) I

have of course had to use the bathroom alot!!

I have a small problem.....Perhaps you could

give me some advice.? My bladder was normal

before pregnacy but now if I even have a tiny

bit of fluid in my bladder and I don't get to

a bathroom the very minute I feel that I have

to pee, I leak. I now MUST wear a panty-liner

to catch these emmbarissing blunders. Is there

anything I can do that does not include a

catheder????"

Brandi

"I am the husband... My wife has been got up me

the last night about ten times because of

bathroom trips. I have been worried about

this! Now I am glad to hear that it is normal.

Thank you!"

Viorel

"Now that I am in my 3rd trimester my husband

has become accustomed to my unending trips to

the bathroom. In fact he now is my bathroom

"scout" when we are away from home. He helped

me find every bathroom when we visited Sea

World last month."

Jen

"I've become an expert at finding a bathroom

when needed. Sometimes that means being a

little sneaky--like walking across the street

during intermission and using a restaurant

bathroom, rather than waiting painfully on a

long line! I use the bathroom whenever I can,

just to be sure. If this is the worst thing I

have to suffer...!!!"

Linda O-W

"I am finding myself urinating every 15 min.

And if i cough i urinate, if i vomit theres a

puddle on the floor. I was not like this at

all my fist pregnancy. I'm only 3 1/2 months

too!!!"

Kari

"I once had an embarassing accident while playing tennis. At

about 7 months into my pregnancy I could still fit into my

tennis skirt, I just wore it a little lower in front under

my bulging belly. After playing for about 45 minutes I was

feeling the need for a potty break. We (my hubby and I)

continued to play awhile longer. I was near the net when my

hubby lobbed the ball high to the far end of my court.

Thinking I could return it I ran hard toward the baseline.

About half-way there I suddenly felt like I had to pee

really bad, so I stopped chasing the ball but it was TOO

LATE!!! I soaked the white nylon tennis briefs I wear under

my white tennis skirt and continued peeing no matter how I

tried to stop. I left a puddle on the court and just stood

there in shock and embarrassment. My hubby came walking over

to me and didn't need to ask what happened. I just said

"Let's go home". What surprised me was I only had

minor leakage previous to this, but than it had been at

least a month since I did anything as strenuous as tennis.

After another major accident a few days later while lifting

a heavy bag of groceries it was obvious strenuous stuff was

out until I had the baby. But I hated the thought of giving

up on tennis for the next three months. So how did I cope

with my Frequent (sometimes uncontrollable) Urination during

tennis? Adult diapers. Many of you young pregnant girls are

probably horrified at the thought of wearing DEPENDS but you

gotta do what you gotta do. Taking this humble step allowed

me to continue tennis throughout my pregnancy since tennis

was my main means of staying in shape. The DEPENDS didn`t

show since I wore my briefs over them under my skirt. Adult

diapers sure saved me some embarrassment on the tennis court

so I`m making the same suggestion to you. No one needs to

know you`re wearing them and they don`t show under most

dresses or other loose clothing. I hope this helps! P.S.

Sorry this letter was so long."

Sara

"Once at work I kept delaying a trip to the ladies room

because I was so busy. When I finally stood up the strain of

rising from my chair was too much for my full bladder and I

wet my dress pants halfway down to my knees. Now I ALWAYS

wear a maxi-pad since even with more bathroom trips I still

leak heavily on occasion . Suggestion: Use adequate

protection!"

Wendy

"In the rain - on a boat with no bathroom

aboard - that was torture."

Jacks B

"Mabey they should just give us women a porta potty,

since we seem to leak from everywhere during pregnancy

mabey a allover protection bag."

""i work for bell south telecommunications,and i am a

phone operator,and it is very had for me to assist the

customers, when every other minute i have to run to the

ladies room. i even remember i had to tell this one customer

to call right back, because i had an emercency i had to take

care.my co-workers call me the road runner....but they help

me out as mcuh as possible."

"On one of my doctors visits, I was asked to

give my urine sample. My bladder was so full

that I totally forgot about the sample

collection until i finished urinating. Only

then did i remember what i was supposed to do.

Then I collected every drop of it fresh for

the next 10 minutes."

"I am constantly drinking water (I am six

months pregnant) and I have to go to the

bathroom so often that it makes me not want to

drink any water at all! The worst of it is

when I have to climb over my husband in the

middle of the night to go to the bathhroom.

It takes me so long to get over him and into

the restroom that by the time I get back to

bed I am completely wide awake!"

sara

"I was about 7 months along and dreaded the long meetings I

often attended at work because I always had to use the

restrooom so bad by the time the meetings were finished. A

meeeting just got done and I was just ready to get up and

make a mad dash for the restroom when the office clown made

a funny remark and got us all laughing. I started wetting my

pants but I couldn't stop because I was laughing too hard. I

quickly got a few of my female co-workers and told them what

happened and had them follow close behind me as I walked out

to go home and change so the whole office wouldn't see the

huge wet spot on the back of my dress. Any one else had such

an embarrassing episode as this? Let's hear your

stories!"

Kendra

"Well, right now I'm 15 weeks pregnant it is

wonderful !!! I love going to the bathroom

alot!! Anything for my baby!!"

sarah

I can usually go pretty long before having to

go to the restroom. Now I'm going all the

time! It doesn't matter how much or how

little I drink. I have to go before class and

then as soon as class is over I'm running for

the bathroom again. In a normal 8 hour work

day yesterday, I had run to the bathroom at

LEAST once an hour. The guy I was working

with kept giving me weird looks and asked if

everything was alright.

My husband and I had to switch our bed around so that I

could get out of bed to go to the bathroom at night

without waking him up. I go at least once a night if

not more. It certainly doesn't help me get very much

sleep.

With my first child, Missy's body always woke

her up @ 3am. My brother thought she was

crazy until riding all night in a car with

her when she suddenly awoke (at 2:59am I

might add) for him to stop for a restroom

break. We all laughed!

Chad

Know one at work knows I'm pregnant, however

I go to the bathroom at least twice a hour,

every hour-my coworkers are being to wonder

and ask me if I'm okay

tinesha 11/25/1998

Before I found out I was pregnant I had went to a deer camp

with my family over the Thanksgiving weekend. While there I

stayed in the camp house and of course the only place to

potty was the out house, about 75 feet away. I tried to hold

it as long as I could but I couldn't go back to sleep. I

woke up and decided to get me a bucket. Good thing I did I

had to go 5 times that night and about that much for the

following 4 days. Yet now I understand why. Then 2 nights

after I got back to my fiance I had a dream showing I was

pregnant, and I remember thinking after all that tugging,

pulling and heavy lifting I did. Then a week later I took a

pregnancy test and it showed positive. Boy was I elated and

excited. My favorite commercial is the one with the woman

holding out her shirt saying "oh boy, or

girl"....lol

LeNaye 12/19/1998

before i knew i was pregnant i went to visit

family out of town and i was the kind of

person who never went to the restroom alot.

so i had driven for 5 hours but i refused to

stop, so by the time i did i busted through

the convient store and someone was in the

ladies room so i busted through the mens

restroom and felt alot better of course

everyone looked at me like i was a pervert

but i couldnt help it. i knew then something

was wrong with my body.

jodie 01/02/1999

I have always wet my pants, but the frequency and

quantity have really increased since my pregnancy

started. I now find it imperative to wear maxi-pads

throughout the day, and they seem to be wet all the

time. The worst thing that has happened, though, is

that I have begun to wet our bed, something I have not

done regularly since I was a child of 10. It's a simple

matter of my bladder releasing before I can get up,

though I often awaken as it starts. Thank God my

husband is understanding, and never gets angry. We just

view it as the price of having a baby. I have found old

fashion cloth diapers and waterproof pants to be the

answer to a full night's sleep while I am pregnant. If

I wake up wetting, I just finish in the diapers and go

back to sleep. I assume the bedwetting will stop after

my pregnancy.

Emily 01/04/1999

During my wife's frist pregnancy she would also have to

go to the bathroom frequently and urgently...she tried

to take preventive action as much as possible, always

finding toilets even if she didn't feel it necessary to

use them right then. Nevertheless, this didn't prevent

her from just not being able to plan ahead in all

situations, and she ended up wetting her pants quite a

bit, especially in the first 4 or 5 months, which we

both found a little strange since she was obviously

smaller in the first stages than later. In fact, during

the first three months her need to pee was far more

urgent than later. She is a pretty open person, so when

she had accidents or had to go to the toilet

immediately around people she knew (like at work or

friends) she'd just explain that she was pregnant.

However, there were quite a few times she wet her pants

in stores, movies and the like, often from coughing or

laughing. She wet her pants coming home from work

a few times, mostly just before she got home (she

walked from the bus or from work if the weather

was good), but once wet her pants on the bus.

Mostly she was able to get in control, but usually not

before she got her pants pretty wet, like to her knees.

She began wearing dresses a lot, which minimized public

embarrassment, but it was summer and her did leave

puddles various places.

She never found a good answer to her problem, and

rejected the idea of diapers, which a friend suggested

to her. One time she began to wet her panties on

vacation and ended running into a pet hospital, the

closest public building, desperately asking for a

toilet, and was directed to one. But by the time she got

there she had little left, except a trail behind her on

the floor and sidewalk. The secretary there said she

totally understood.

She is now pregnant with our second child, but has had

far fewer problems like this, which we found surprising,

if pleasant.

Sam

Sam 01/04/1999

I usually drink a lot of water normally so when I was

pregnant with my first child I was a regular pee

machine. By the time I was in my seventh month I had

put on a lot of weight and between that and the water I

had to go almost constantly. I never went anywhere

without going first, limited my drives to under a half

hour, and always tried to plan ahead for a bathroom. I

must have missed half the movies we went to that last

two months using the restroom. Well as much as I

tried, I still had a bunch of accidents, varying from a

cough induced wetting to complete loss. At first I

would wear mini then maxi pads but soon these became

wet and uncomfortable and I was changing them several

times a day.

A friend of mine had just given birth to her third and

fourth (twins) and I asked her how she dealt with it.

She told me how each pregnancy her control got worse

and that this time by her sixth month she was wetting

all the time. Her suggestion was to use adult diapers

as they are really made to handle the problem. At

first I was unsure and very paranoid about it that

someone would know. After all, the last time I wore

diapers was as a child. Well after a few more

embarassing accidents I decided to give it a try and

they really worked. Much less embarassing than wetting

your pants in public. Nobody could really tell and my

husband appreaciated having a dry bed. He even told me

I looked kind of sexy in them. Plus by the time my

child was born I was an expert at changing diapers.

My second child was 10 lbs 4 oz and boy did he ever

press my bladder down. It took me about a month after

he was born to get my control again. Diapers really

helped me through that one, especially when I was in

bed for the last few weeks and could never get to the

bathroom in time. Now that I am on my third pregnancy

I swear by them. As soon as I started going often I

started wearing them and find them to be very helpful

and much less embarassing. If you think about it, they

are really just a large maxi pad, and any woman who has

been pregnant knows exactly what you are going through.

I just hope that I don't end up like my friend who had

twins, who to this day still has a leaky bladder, and

joked to me that she may be the last one in her family

out of diapers.

Besides this I hope all your pregnancies go well and

that your babies are born healthy and happy. Good

luck!

Susanne 01/05/1999

I've always wondered just how the little one inside know

just how to kick you in the worst possible place to keep

your bladder in control.

I hadn't wet myself since childhood until 6 months into my

pregnancy, then OUCH! it was happening several times a

day..pads helped.. but what do you do?

lizzie 01/06/1999

This happened to my sisterinlaw and I thought it was so

funny I almost wet myself. She was into her 8th month and

carrying twins. This was her first pregnancy. Kathy was as

big as a house, which was pretty big for a small woman that

she normally was. She had alot of "urge"

incontinence during this period but always had a warning

before she had to go. This one particular day though, while

doing the lunch dishes and without warning she gush buckets,

resulting in a her soaking herself and leaving a large

puddle on the floor. She thought her water broke and

paniced. Her DH was not home so she called him at work. He

called her an ambulance to take her to the hospital and told

her he would meet her there. When he arrived he was

expecting to get the news of the birth of his twins. Not the

case. Kath was waiting red faced for him to take her home .

The doctor informed her that wetting yourself and having

your water break were not the same thing. God was she

embarassed. She did deliver by C section 10 days later. Two

boys both healthy.

LouiseD 01/06/1999

Adult diapers are the answer. But they only work if you wear

them! Yep, I was in a grocery store when an awfully strong

urge hit me. I knew there was really no point in trying to

locate a clerk and then a bathroom as it would be over by

then. So I just waited a second and sure enough couldn't

hold it. It felt so strange......not like usual........then

panic hit like a brick! I was wetting my pants!!!!! I chose

not to put my Depends on because it was going to be a short

trip. Turned lots of heads walking out to my car in grey

slacks wet to the ankles!!!!!!! Oh Boy :(

Mary 01/07/1999

I know that lots of my friends have had minor and major

urges to urinate when pregant, and that quite a few of

them (and me, too) have had some pants wetting

incidents, or close calls. But it is a little weird to

see all these descriptions of times it happened. Guess

it makes sense, just a little strange. So to add my two

cents.

I have one child and am expecting another; I'm about

three months pregant, and hardly showing at all. It was

like that with my first; I went almost six months before

really showing. I'm pretty thin, so this was a surprise.

But both times at around this point I really began

having major urges to pee, sometimes coming on really

fast. Both the first pregnancy and this time I've done

pretty well, but not one hundred percent at all. Its one

thing to have to desperately pee when everyone knows

your expecting, or even as the post above says, to have

a major accident while shopping...at least people when

they stare know you pregant. But with me people just

don't know unless I tell them, although I've had to find

a bathroom in a big hurry a lot. That's not so bad, its

the times I've had accidents that are really

embarrassing, including one the other day while shopping

at the mall, waiting in line to pay. I just couldn't

wait and completely lost it. God, I was red faced,

trying to explain I was pregnant, not knowing who

believed, as it it really mattered one way or another.

I just stood there like a little girl as I puddled

around my feet. My jeans and shoes were wet....

Anyway, I don't konw what the solution is; somehow the

idea of wearing diapers all the time bothers me a lot.

Well, just sharing the experience

Amy 01/07/1999

The story about the accident and water breaking

happened to me. During my first I had leaking

accidents but nothing a large pad wouldn't hold. One

night when I was about 36 weeks I woke up to a wet bed

and thought Oh my god, it's time! I woke my husband

up, grabbed what we could (we had not packed "the

bag"), and drove like hell to the hospital. Sure

enough when we got there I was examined and was told

that I had not had a water break but rather had just

urinated in my bed. I was in such disbelief that I

as a little girl had wet the bed.

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