Answers to 5 Most Embarrassing Pregnancy Questions

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There are several pregnancy questions that might be appearing in your mind but you may not be asking the same from your best friend, doctor, midwife because the questions sound downright dirty and you may feel awkward. For example, you may be perturbed about your pee or worried about your wind. This article is your opportunity to get those questions answered.

Q1 – Why Is My Weeing Becoming All Wonky?
It is quite usual during the last stages of pregnancy because your urethra can be displaced and stretched because of the pressure from the baby (particularly if the head is engaged). This is a harmless condition and there is nothing to worry about if your flow of urine is going in an unexpected direction.

Q2 – Is It Usual To Accidentally Pass Urine When I Laugh, Cough, Or Sneeze?
This is obviously one of the most embarrassing pregnancy questions. Well such accidents are quite common during pregnancy, but you have to be very careful about it. There can be two reasons for this – first, it may be because of an issue with your pelvic floor, and second, because of the pressure from the baby. If the latter is the case, don’t worry – it’s completely usual. But, if former is the case, you are strongly recommended to talk to your midwife or doctor about it. They will tell you how to strengthen that area by practicing some simple pelvic floor exercises.

Q3 – Good Things Are Smelling Bad – What’s Wrong With Me?
There is nothing wrong with you and there is nothing wrong in asking such pregnancy questions from your midwife or doctor. It happens during pregnancy because the change in hormones heightens your senses. For example, if you loved coffee before, you may now start hating that smell. In fact, the hormonal changes during those special days make your body pretty clever and it develops a sense of deciding what is good and what is bad for it – what it should accept and what it should avoid. So, if smelling coffee makes you feel sick, it may be because your body is telling you to avoid too much caffeine, as it can be harmful for your and your baby’s health.

Q4 – Should Morning Sickness Happen Only During The Morning Hours? Is It Unusual If It Lasts All Day?
“Morning sickness” is just a term to describe the tendency of feeling nauseous during pregnancy. It does not necessarily have to happen only during the morning hours. For the majority of pregnant women, it does last all day. So, there’s nothing unusual about it. The best way to deal with it is to eat small meals 5-6 times a day instead of three big meals.

Q5 – What About The Wind? Is It Normal To Fart So Much?
This is obviously one of the most embarrassing situations and it is obvious to feel awkward asking such pregnancy questions. But, it is worth educating yourself on such issues. Well, experiencing increased flatulence is completely normal while you are pregnant. It mainly happens because of the slow digestive process caused by the hormonal changes.

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