Excessive salivation and urination is one of the
concerns of pregnant women. Read more about the cause of excessive salivation
and urination during pregnancy.
Why Am I Salivating
Pregnant women often feel that they are salivating more than
normal. This is particularly true in case of expectant moms who suffer from
severe nausea and vomiting. Excessive salivation also referred to as ptyalism
or sialorrhea is a condition which will not cause any harm to your unborn baby.
Needless to say, it can be very unpleasant and irritating for you to spit
The cause of excessive salivation in women who are expecting a baby is
usually attributed to hormonal changes which happen during the early stages of
pregnancy. Sometimes nausea can make women swallow less resulting in excessive
built up of saliva in the mouth.
Increased salivation can also be because of heartburn
and acidity which is common during pregnancy. Some of the other irritants
include tooth decay, oral infections and exposure to smoke.
In fact there is not much you can do about reducing the saliva in your
mouth. However some of the following measures can help you cope with it better:
the teeth 2-3 times a day and making regular use of mouthwash.
excessive intake of starchy food
frequent, small meals throughout the day
the body well hydrated by drinking water at regular intervals.
on chewing gum or hard candy which will make it easy for you to swallow the
Why am I Urinating so
is another common issue in pregnant
women. After you conceive, hormonal changes make the blood flow more
quickly through the kidneys thereby filling the bladder often. During pregnancy
the amount of blood in your body also increases. This results in extra fluid
being processed by the kidneys which eventually reach the bladder. A growing
uterus too can add to the pressure on the bladder and create an urge to urinate
Another peculiar thing which most pregnant women complain of is the need to
urinate frequently at night. This happens because when you lie down on the bed,
fluid which may have been retained in your feet and legs during day time enters
the blood stream and eventually the urinary bladder.
the end of pregnancy, the fetus moves lower in preparation for delivery.
This increases the pressure on the bladder increasing the frequency of
urination further. Sometimes if the muscles around the urethra are week
little urine may also leak out in pregnant women.
How to Deal with Frequent
Urination During Pregnancy?
helps to lean forward while urinating. By doing so you will be able to empty
your bladder completely each time. This will mean fewer trips to the bathroom.
or completely abstain from having coffee, tea, colas and other drinks which
women cut down their liquid consumption under the assumption that this will
help in controlling frequent urination. However by limiting your liquid intake
you will deprive the body and your unborn baby of the much needed vital fluids
and get dehydrated. Dehydration can cause urinary tract infection which may
take long to treat.
Is it True that Some
People do not Urinate that Much?
Majority of pregnant women have to put up with excessive
urination during pregnancy. Sometimes even when the bladder is empty pregnant
women may feel the urge to urinate. Many pregnant women leak urine when
laughing, coughing or sneezing. During pregnancy it is normal for women to
visit the bathroom frequently. Since pressure on the bladder is largely to be
blamed for excessive urination this is a common problem which almost all
pregnant women face throughout their pregnancy.