Bladder problems

Urinary complaints are common and range from an increased frequency of micturition in early pregnancy to the acute urinary retention occasionally seen with a retroverted uterus incarcerated in the pelvis. The association between urinary tract complications in pregnancy and the occurrence of preterm labour makes this investigation and prompt treatment of particular importance.


If the bladder problems are related to the pressure exerted by the baby and pregnancy then changing position and maintaining good tone is the best you can do until the baby is born, when the symptoms should resolve. If you have symptoms that suggest you may have a urinary tract infection e.g. pain passing urine, blood in the urine, fever, please consult your midwife or doctor as soon as possible for further investigation and treatment.

Getting help
If you wish to make an appointment to seek further advice and or treatment, please email Dr Harrington's secretary.