We all know someone that is either currently pregnant, or has had a baby in the past year. If you work with them you constantly hear about food cravings, their swollen ankles, and pain in their abdomen. I recently worked with a girl whose pain was so severe she was admitted to the hospital for her and the baby’s safety.
For those of us who have never been pregnant, or for the men in a pregnant woman’s life, perhaps some of these tops and assistance will help you figure out if it is an abnormality or just some gas.
With that said, the first and most vital step you must take to tackle this problem is to speak directly with your physician.
Getting The Right Diagnosis
There are many reasons as to why you may be experiencing bladder pain during pregnancy, so getting the right diagnosis is key. Your physician can give you the necessary tests to discover the problem with the proper diagnosis. That is the best and safest way to heal from this ailment.
Causes of bladder pain during pregnancy
- Urinary tract infections are the most common cause. We all get them at some point in our life.
- Urinary stasis caused by their enlarging uterus. Something that happens in all pregnant women.
- An increase in urine. I am sure you have noticed pregnant women per an awful lot.
All of the above causes are normal. Do not become stressed or worried about your pain if the reason is one of these causes.
Treatments for bladder pain during pregnancy
- Seek your doctor’s advice because sometimes the ‘treatment’ is simply being patient.
Furthermore, you should ask your physician the following questions when you are at your appointment:
- How does pregnancy affect the gallbladder?
- Am I at risk for gallbladder disease?
- Will gallbladder disease affect my baby?
- How is gallbladder disease treated during pregnancy?
- Can I develop gallbladder problems after pregnancy?
Women at your Work or Friends Who Are Pregnant
Pregnancy groups are a great way to check and make sure that everyone’s three trimesters are running smoothly, as well as being able to offer support for whoever needs it. If none of your friends or family members are pregnant, there may be local pregnancy groups nearby you so have a look around.
Your friends and other support system can answer questions you may have by sharing previous experiences.
These questions are answered with such care and detail. With simple replies, even if you are stressed out you will be able to comprehend the answers. They provide you with advice such as what is a healthy diet ( high fibre with fruits, vegetables and whole grains and your prenatal vitamins ), how to prepare for the day you give birth, as well as the results of a rapid weight loss as opposed to a slow and steady weight loss plan.
Remember, you will always be receiving advice from personal experience. Perhaps this is why it is good to have friends who have already had babies. With the friendship advice, also comes personal advice. Sometimes hearing someone else’s story can make anyone feel calmer and better
One time one of my friends had this question: I am 13 weeks pregnant and all week I’ve had this cramping anytime my bladder gets full. As soon as it starts filling up I get this pressure and achiness in that area. Is this normal?
She receives numerous replies from other friends:
- Mine did the same thing starting last night. It hurt so bad it woke me up and I had to get my husband to help me out of bed. I don’t remember this with my little girl which is almost 10 now.
- My baby is 6 months old now but I had the same problem when I was pregnant. I’m sure it’s normal. I have healthy baby now!
The support is what she was looking for and she received it. Bladder pain in pregnancy is perfectly normal most of the time. But you need to be safe so visiting your OB/GYN is a great idea all the time.
There are many different types of bladder abnormalities during pregnancy. The idea is not to freak out and become upset and agitated by it.
Women have different abnormalities, and they are speaking about it openly on websites and support groups. Friends, colleagues, family and your physician are the ideal resources when you are in doubt.