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making it easier to pee

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
OK in the "I am so (was fat) pregnant..." thread someone complained about having to lift up the belly to release the bladder- that's a good one. BUT- here's a tip that will help FULLY release the bladder (you know when you have to pee 5 minutes later)

Anyhow- so pee- lift the belly and pee like normal.

THEN... lean forward and pee some more. if you don't lean forward you might miss some and it will want to come out in 5 minutes.

Sometimes I find that the second "round" has as much liquid as the first.

THEN... sit up, lift the belly and pee some more. Go girl!

Sorry if this is TMI but hey anything to help!
post #2 of 41
I am so going to try that the next time I pee!!! (probably in about 5 minutes)!! I miss completely emptying my bladder!
post #3 of 41
If that works it's going to make you my hero. I used to pee a lot before I was pregnant but now it's getting silly!
post #4 of 41
I have to rock back and forth and side to side!
post #5 of 41
Rofl! I've tried the lifting the belly thing, just to see if any more was in there, but not the leaning. That's next!
post #6 of 41
: it works like a charm! Thanks Lisa!
post #7 of 41

Oh my Gosh, you are a SAINT!!
You have just improved my bathroom experience a thousand fold!
Hooray for an empty bladder!:
post #8 of 41
LOL, I wrote that on the other thread. I always do the lean forward/lift and jiggle uterus/pee more/repeat thing, and it does help.....but I still feel like I have to pee again soon after! At this stage, I think that's just par for the course! But every bit of relief helps, and the method you have mentioned also makes you less susceptible to UTIs, so !



PS....sometimes I'll even wipe, stand, bounce up and down and sit back down for another try! heehee!
post #9 of 41
That's so funny! I learned the whole leaning forward thing during my last pregnancy when I started totally peeing myself as soon as a stood up from the toilet. It works fabulous- pee like normal, then lean way forward & pee all over again (!), then stand up & NOT pee all over myself! woo hoo!
post #10 of 41
ROFLMAO. I have to pee every five seconds, too, and I am definitely going to try this, but reading all these posts with pure JOY and EXCITEMENT over something as simple as an empty bladder is hilarious!
post #11 of 41
It's the little things that bring true pleasure, isn't it?

Something else I just remembered--a tip from my mw last pregnancy. To help with all the night-time potty trips, she suggested that after I get in bed, to do a few minutes of hands-and-knees pelvic tilts to bring the baby up off my bladder. Then, lie down without standing back up (which is why it's best to do it in the bed). It definitely helped last time. I still had to get up to pee, but not as many times. I would also do a couple tilts after getting back in bed after the mid-night potty runs. I need to start remembering to do that again...
post #12 of 41
I do all this stuff, and I still can't get all the pee out. I pelvic tilt/rock beforehand and do the belly-lifting, leaning forward, etc., and I stay on the toilet for as long as possible to get it all out. No matter what, 5 minutes later, I'm back on the potty. Zuh? What am I doing wrong here? I stopped trying and am just like, whatever, I have nothing better to do right now than walk to the toilet every 5 minutes anyway, so who cares. But I wouldn't MIND getting it all out in one go!
post #13 of 41
If you straddle the toilet and lean forward that's supposed to help too.
post #14 of 41
Thread Starter 
I don't know if I am coordinated enough to straddle the toilet!

Another thing I do - I don't know if anyone mentioned it- is to take a deep breath and re-release after a few minutes.

Yeah- all this joy and excitement over an empty bladder sure is goofy, isn't it!
post #15 of 41
I've never tried leaning! I usually stand up after I pee and then sit back down. That usually does the trick!
post #16 of 41
Every time I pee now, I'm reminded of the cheesiest moment in the Lord of the Rings movie when the big underground staircase is crumbling and Aragorn says to Frodo, "Lean forward!" so the piece of the stairs they're on will somehow crash into the next one... makes me feel all heroic for attempting to fully empty my bladder
post #17 of 41
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Originally Posted by wake_up View Post
Every time I pee now, I'm reminded of the cheesiest moment in the Lord of the Rings movie when the big underground staircase is crumbling and Aragorn says to Frodo, "Lean forward!" so the piece of the stairs they're on will somehow crash into the next one... makes me feel all heroic for attempting to fully empty my bladder
post #18 of 41
Thread Starter 
LOL- reminds me of the time when we were trying to play a CD so the kids wouldn't hear us... in bed.... and my husband put on like the Star Wars theme song or something. The song hasn't sounded the same since.
post #19 of 41
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Originally Posted by lisarussell View Post
LOL- reminds me of the time when we were trying to play a CD so the kids wouldn't hear us... in bed.... and my husband put on like the Star Wars theme song or something. The song hasn't sounded the same since.
laughup That is HILARIOUS!! I'll probably think of this every time I hear Star Wars, now!
post #20 of 41
So, I figured it out. The rocking does help a little, and so does standing up and sitting down, and lifting the belly and leaning forward, and all that... but I still have to pee within 5 minutes.

I thought about what Nursingmama05 said and figured I would take it to the most extreme level possible. I spread my legs apart as far as I could and then leaned forward as far as possible. My hands were on the floor. It totally helped and I peed it all out! FINALLY!

I did it again this morning, and Alex walked in on me and dubbed it "toilet yoga." A couple hours later, he told my belly a story about how once upon a time, a baby lived inside a mommy and sat on her bladder and made her need to do toilet yoga to get all the pee out. The baby was more active than EVER during this story - even if we read to my belly or just talk and say hi, she's usually like, "oh, hey guys, what's up." But the toilet yoga story made her super hyper. I think she's proud of herself.
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