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37 weeks and up every single hour in the night to pee: any ideas?

(28 Posts)
mrsbabookaloo Wed 27-May-09 09:08:06

I must have been up at least 6 times last night and not slept for more than an hour and a half max at one go.

I do go straight back to sleep afterwards, am not lying awake, so should be grateful for that, but is there any way I can avoid this or improve the situation?

I've tried the rocking forward as you pee method to make sure bladder is really empty.

Don't think I've got a UTI: doesn't hurt when I go.

TIA

princessmel Wed 27-May-09 09:13:17

I am like this throughout my whole pregnancy. With dd it was ridiculous. Only atopped when she was bprn.

This time it's already like it and I'm 18+6.......

Sorry no help there.

ebeson Wed 27-May-09 10:17:09

I was exactly the same , about 5 times , it drove me mad, but now im 38+2 and the last few days im only getting up twice, so maybe you will be the same in a few days,fingers crossed.

mrsbabookaloo Wed 27-May-09 13:03:25

Thanks for your replies. Princess Mel, poor you! And fingers crossed I'll be the same as you ebeson.

It has been quite bad throughout....mostly getting up twice to pee since the early weeks, but it is getting ridiculous now.

shellmc Wed 27-May-09 13:06:13

Perfectly normal!! unfortunatley, im now 40+6 and up 5-6 times tru night poor hubby hasnt had a gud nights sleep right tru for about 2 months im not the quietest wen i get out ov bed !!! :-) OOOPPPPSSSS xx

mspotatochip Wed 27-May-09 13:21:46

Same problem here at 36 weeks and no magic solution short of delivery

slushy06 Wed 27-May-09 13:24:44

Same here since 12 weeks am now 33weeks.Should we start a support forum.

kiltycoldbum Wed 27-May-09 14:07:39

i feel your pain am 37+6 and i wee all the time round the clock, up and down like a yo yo, bad back, sore hips, swollen feet ankles and calves the other day i couldnt stop number 2'ing! though its a bit easier now!

nearing the end though! smile

Bluelou Wed 27-May-09 14:59:39

Hi, first posting
Soz about dyslexia.
This may squick some out, but with DD ten years ago, I used a flat bottomed plastic container (Dish washing bowl) placed on towel beside bed as potty for last weeks of pregnancy. Beats having to wake up properly to go to loo.
I'm 35 weeks pregnant at mo and the horror of the five ml bladder is apone me again.
I have started using this method ,only I have to empty bowl before getting 10 year old up for school as, we live on a boat and I have to trot through living space to get to loo to empty as it it puts her off her cornflakes.
I might add that DH moved into aft cabin shortly after conception,and is smugly tucked behind a engine room and 10 cm of steel away from forthcoming infant noises.

mrsbabookaloo Wed 27-May-09 16:39:39

Gosh Bluelou: welcome! And how interesting that you live on a boat! Is it a narrowboat?

I'm hijacking my own thread!

Potty idea is intriguing, but it's really not far to the bathroom in our tiny flat and I'm really clumsy, so I think I would end up with wee on the carpet....

Bluelou Wed 27-May-09 21:03:58

Ello mrsbabookaloo,
We bought it as a giant flatpak from a place called Euro ships in Holland 4 years ago. It took2 years to built and we have been living on it for2.Its a reproduction Dutch barge.
I have been thinking of starting a thread about the fact that every woman Iv talked to apart from fellow boater, and even some men, are horrafide at the thought of having a baby on board a boat.
As you can imagine there are also a lot of jokes about water birth.Would be interesting to know if there are othe mums out there who have a had kids in slightly different domestic set-ups, and how they dealt with panicky relatives. Mind you, the gang plank terrrafids the MIL and has stopped her coming on boardin the past.V handy.
I'm a bit new to writing on forums so my neteket is not very good.
Apologies in advance.
RE; Wee, there is no known cure from never ending pregnancy weeing apart from giving birth.After,you dont have time to..

princessmel Wed 27-May-09 21:08:10

Welcome Bluelou (lou is an appropriate name for this thread!!)

I am also interested in the boat!! I bet her friends think it's great!

I have seriously considered the potty idea. I get so sick of weeing.

Last night I was very tired as had been to the Girls Aloud concert and not gone to bed till 11.30 so only woke once to wee.
Woohoo!!

Will be loads tonight I'm sure !!!

princessmel Wed 27-May-09 21:08:26

Her meaning your dd by the way.

TheBreastmilksOnMe Wed 27-May-09 21:11:06

I would have paid a lot of money for my own catheter when I was 37 weeks! I fantasised about sneaking onto the hospital ward and pinching one from the store room! Don't worry- you havn't got long left! that's the only thing that kept me going!

TheBreastmilksOnMe Wed 27-May-09 21:12:48

Have you thought about an inco-pad/nappy? (only joking- depends on how desperate you are though!)

kiltycoldbum Wed 27-May-09 21:13:37

the absolute best bit about my csec last time was the cathater, god it was so flipping great to drink and drink and drink and not have to worry about getting up to wee grin

thats a tad sad i know!

TheBreastmilksOnMe Wed 27-May-09 21:16:51

KCB I hear you! Nobody can understand it when I say I loved my catheter after my c-sect! They should offer them to women at their booking in appointment!

pinkteddy Wed 27-May-09 21:17:23

Might be obvious but have you tried restricting tea/coffee after say 6pm? May help. If you're really desperate for a hot drink in the evening try decaf. I did this while pregnant and only used to get up about once in the night except towards the very end [smug emoticon]. But might just be that I'm a very heavy sleeper!! grin

kiltycoldbum Wed 27-May-09 21:26:49

everyone said to me "urgh id refuse a cathater" like are you mental? ive had sodding weeks of being up 2x an hour weeing for england and i have to take 2 pints of water to bed because i get so rampantly thirsty, vicious circle or what!

they are fab, im having a section again on 5th June and obviously other than the baby im looking forward to a MASSIVE amount of drinks and the cathater. well and the morphine lmao grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 27-May-09 21:32:37

With both of my pregnancies I wouldn't drink anything after 8.30pm in the last few weeks. That minimised night time toilet trips as much as possible! The only real solution though is for lo to be born! Good luck to you all.xxx

princessmel Wed 27-May-09 21:33:57

pinkteddy I limit my drinks in the evening and if I want a cup of tea I just sip dh's! Sad but necessary (sp)

I still wee a huge amount.

Are you sure you are weeing and not leaking amniotic fluid? Could be the beginning of the end IYSWIM

mrsbabookaloo Wed 27-May-09 22:54:07

I'm sure I'm weeing: it feels like wee, not just an unconnected leak, IYSWIM.

I wouldn't limit drinks in the evening: I think limiting drinks is a bad idea any time, never mind when you're pg, and water just tastes so good at the moment. I'm off tea and coffee for the duration of the pgy anyway, so it's not caffeine related.

If I do yoga before bed I sleep better, but I hardly ever get round to it.

staylucky Thu 28-May-09 02:01:00

Sleep on the loo? grin

Try drinking cranberry juice, it's will flush out any bacteria in case that's the issue and also will soothe things - if you are weeing that often your bladder will be getting irritated and that is just a vicious circle.

appletiser Fri 29-May-09 12:05:11

hi - i am 36+5
had been gettng up numerous times n the night to wee but now only about 3times max - i dont know if its becuase baby has moved off the bladder or if its becuase i try to drink more during day and not as much during the evening.. i also sit with my legs up as early as i can - found that my frequent visits to the loo are now before i go to bed rather than during the night.

slushy06 Mon 01-Jun-09 11:48:57

Has anyone else found that now that the weather is hotter they need to pee less in the night. I think maybe I am using more water to sweat.

emmasfabulous Mon 01-Jun-09 23:37:29

I'm 37 weeks and up about 4-5 times to go in the night. Unfortunately my loo is downstairs :-( hope warm weather does help!

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