Daily Health Tips: Why Does A Pregnant Woman Urinate Frequently?


Q: Good morning Doc. Please what can be the cause of pregnant woman urinating frequently? (4 months)

A: Hi dear, thanks for writing in. Congratulations on your pregnancy and from your question, it does sound like it’s the first one.

There are quite a number of symptoms and signs of pregnancy and one of those symptoms is urinating frequently.
The simple reason is because the growing baby in the uterus puts pressure on the bladder causing one to want to urinate 😀 Imagine someone just pressing your bladder, even if from the outside! The inevitable will happen….

Other signs and symptoms of pregnancy include:
• Breast tenderness
• Vaginal discharge
• Heart burn and constipation
• Tiredness
• Food cravings
• Morning sickness etc.

It is important, however, to look out for the red flags of pregnancy like bleeding, abdominal pain, severe dizziness etc These need to be checked out…

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