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Monday, July 25, 2005

Now I Hold My Stomach Up When I Pee

A few weeks ago, I noticed that when I peed, the urine came out quite slowly. A trickle more than anything else. But it came out, so I didn't think much about it. I must add that when I use the bathroom, my natural position is somewhat leaning forward, elbows resting on knees. Then I was reading one of my pregnancy books, and it was talking about how after the baby "drops," it might be necessary to hold your stomach up while peeing in order to relieve the pressure on your bladder. I don't think that this baby has dropped yet, but I was intrigued, so I decided to give it a go. The most amazing thing happened.

As I straighted out my back, my stomach was pulled up a bit just from that action. The pee, which had already started its trickle, started coming out full steam. It was like the peeing that I used to do. It had a little umph to it. I reached under my tummy and pulled it up a bit with both hands and the stream increased slightly more in strength. It was really the most bizarre thing.

I've discovered that I can actually sit on the toilet, and as I lean forward or lean back, the pee comes slower or faster. Very, very odd. But novelty aside, I try not to play this "game" very often. Really, I spend enough time in the bathroom as it is. I don't need to prolong it. Instead, I get onto the toilet, lift the baby's head off of my bladder, and let 'er rip.


  • I don't remember my stomach being an issue when I peed during pregnancy. I very vividly remember, however, the relationship between sneezing and peeing after pregnancy.

    By Blogger Whimsy Chick, at 3:18 PM, July 25, 2005  

  • Well, you're sure entertaining today. Ha, ha, ha... But the sad part is, age and gravity have the same affect. Sigh... ~;^{

    By Blogger foxymama, at 5:28 PM, July 25, 2005  

  • Kerrie, Sneezing and peeing only became an issue after your pregnancy was over? It's been related for me for two or three months now. One time, yes, I peed in my underwear, and from that point on, when I feel a sneeze, I get right to practicing my kegels!

    Foxy, Ever since you pointed out that a lot of these symptoms were similar to those of older people, I can't help but notice the way older folk more around when I'm out and about. I'm like, "That's me! That's me exactly!"

    By Blogger Oz, at 3:50 PM, August 01, 2005  

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