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Tips for bladder control for theatre visit at nearly 37 weeks

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yellowflowers Thu 18-Nov-10 16:21:24

I am going to a long arranged theatre trip on Sat. It was booked before I was even pregnant. But the first half is 100 mins long and the website says no readmissions.

Of course I do sometimes manage a couple of hours without a pee but find it hard and last few times we've gone to cinema I've been at least twice mid film. And of course not being able to go makes me want to go more.

Any tips for bladder control? Am worried I won't enjoy it at all or I will have to leave halfway and ruin it for everyone else who will worry about me.

Or should I just buy a Tena pad and wet myself if necessary - do they hold a whole wee or just some drops?

As for not drinking, how long beforehand should i not drink for do you think?

japhrimel Thu 18-Nov-10 16:30:30

Don't think a pad could hold a whole wee without leaks or discomfort.

And not drinking could leave you dehydrated, headachey or faint.

Can you ring the theatre and explain the situation and ask if you can be seated near an exit and be allowed to go out?

applecharlotte Thu 18-Nov-10 16:55:32

Thats ridiculous. Sod wetting yourself because of their stupid rules.

Def let the theatre know you're pregnant and get them to make an exception. Isn't there some old law that a pregnant woman has the right to pee in a policemans helmet if there isn't a toilet nearby?!

Applemuncher Thu 18-Nov-10 17:16:20

I would call in advance, let them know the position you're in. I would also ask if you could swap your tickets to an 'end' isle seat.

The 'rules' are very rarely/never enforced anyway. Always worth a call...

lucybrad Thu 18-Nov-10 17:30:50

Are you sure it means you cant go to the loo. That seems really harsh! I would ring the theatre too.

yellowflowers Thu 18-Nov-10 17:54:27

will ring them tomorrow and see what can be done - there are a few of us going so am sure one of us will have aisle seat I can have. There is of course always the fallback position to get what I want - cry!

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