Originally Posted by Em1979
That doesn't sound entirely reassuring for you.
By coincidence, I have just started to have bladder prolapse issues, and I am also due in February. The OB says there is a good chance that in 3-4 weeks when the uterus graduates from the pelvis this may improve.
I am skeptical! I'm really worried about the UTI risk. I've had a couple of moments of near retention that were unpleasant.
Just as well these babies will be beautiful!
Congratulations! Yes, our babies will still be beautiful. My fifth child, the one I was pregnant with when I first found out about my tilted uterus and during whose pregnancy I had bladder prolapse, is walking around now at 20 months old, very cute and beautiful, thanks be to God!
I hope you don't get a UTI. I don't remember getting one in 2015 until the surgery to remove what they thought was a vaginal cyst (it was my bladder, very full, and they found out when they inserted the catheter which drained the bladder so they didn't have to cut, thank God) because after that I had to have a foley (pee bag to carry around and empty into the toilet) for a week until they trained me to use the pessary. Using the foley automatically gave me a UTI. Hopefully, if you can stay hydrated and stay out of the hospital for the time being, you won't get a UTI - I know it's hard to stay hydrated when we have to go to the bathroom all the time, being pregnant, but in 2015 a friend told me that the more I drink at a time, the stronger my bladder will become, so I switched from taking sips to drinking 16 oz water or more at a time.
What does it feel like when you had a couple of moments of near retention, if you don't mind me asking? I don't know much about that and I am still kind of new to these sorts of issues. I do "hold it" sometimes, especially when I'm driving, or busy cooking, or sitting and feeding my toddler who falls asleep on my lap, but when I don't have a reason to hold it, I try to get to the bathroom to empty my bladder sooner. I guess my memories of urine retention (if that's what it was) are from May 2015 before the would-be surgery and pessary, when I couldn't empty my bladder at home and it eventually got to the point where I couldn't pee until I laid down in bed - it was gross and humiliating and I started wearing Depends. Wearing the pessary is a pain, but it is a huge improvement over that week of using the foley and I wouldn't go back to wearing Depends and not being able to pee in the toilet for a million dollars (in fact, I'm wondering who I can donate a whole bunch of Depends to from that pregnancy).
You have a good attitude. I hope your doctor is right that your condition will improve in a few weeks and you won't have nearly the degree of problems that I do.