You asked

Needing the toilet: is there any way to decrease the number of toilet trips I need?

You may have laughed when friends and relatives told you they had to visit the toilet roughly every five minutes or so during their pregnancy. However, as your own pregnancy progresses and you find that you spend most of your time in the bathroom, or thinking about visiting one, it’s not quite as funny!

It’s perfectly reasonable to expect this to happen. After all, your uterus has expanded, it’s full of amniotic fluid, and your baby, and the whole lot is pressing directly on your bladder. Of course, you’re going to need to go to the toilet more! However, while you can’t solve the problem completely, there are a few things you can do to decrease the frequency of your toilet visits.

First, make sure that when you do visit the toilet, you empty your bladder completely. Next, avoid beverages that are known diuretics – that means no coffee, tea or other caffeinated drinks.
Lastly, avoid beverages too close to bedtime. You’ll probably still have a few late night bathroom breaks, but they’ll be less frequent.
Don't forget to look for baby names... Search now

More questions

Placenta accreta is a serious but rare condition that can cause premature birth.
You may not be ready to tell people that you’re pregnant just yet but it can sometimes be a difficult thing to hide. Your expanding body is the first give away but your change in lifestyle might also have...
Bleeding during the 1st trimester is very common so don't panic just yet
Morning sickness is one of the most common and dreaded symptoms of pregnancy during the first trimester. Here are some great ways of dealing with it!
Headaches are always a nightmare but they are an ordinary side effect of pregnancy, and the hormonal and lifestyle changes that accompany it.
Nearly all women will find that they become gassier and more prone to bloating while pregnant.
Many women suffer from varicose veins during and after pregnancy, thanks to increased pressure, hormones, and other factors.
If you’ve noticed any strange changes in your body, mood, or habits, they might just be a sign that you’re going to be a mummy!
Swollen feet is a common symptom and side effect of pregnancy, and while annoying, it’s usually nothing serious.
An expanding bust line is a normal side effect of pregnancy, and will mean you need to invest in good maternity bras.

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.