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What are the symptoms of bladder problems during pregnancy?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
During pregnancy, you will typically experience stress incontinence, which is the loss of urine caused by increased pressure on the bladder. Symptoms include leakage from any activity that puts pressure on the abdomen such as coughing, sneezing or exercising. You may also experience overactive bladder and need to urinate more often and urgently than normal.

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