Early Pregnancy Symptoms - Frequent Urination
Frequent urination can happen as early as 1 week into pregnancy. You may find you are running to the bathroom a lot more often than normal and maybe even several times during the night.
As the uterus rapidly enlarges after implantation, it presses on your bladder making you feel like you need to urinate. Often you will rush to the toilet only to pass a tiny trickle of urine! Whilst this can be frustrating, it is very normal and usually lessens in frequency within a few weeks.
Urine may also darken and have a stronger smell than normal, so you should try to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep yourself well hydrated. It can also help to reduce or completely cut out caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola drinks as caffeine will only further irritate your bladder and cause more frequent trips to the bathroom!
If you are concerned or experiencing any burning sensations, pain, or anything that worries you at all when you are passing urine, make an appointment to speak to your GP/ primary caregiver in case you have a urinary tract infection as this will likely require antibiotic medication.