I'm 2 months pregnant and since a good 3 weeks I've have this need to strain for a wee most of the times I go. Basically I have to really force and strain for anything to come out and it takes ages and I am worried I'll damage my pelvic floor if I keep at it. There is no pain whatsoever, colour hasn't changed etc.
I'd like to know if that's common?
A Google search tells me that a frequent urge to pee is common but I don't have that. I had a standard sample taken at my booking appointment recently and there is no sign of a UTI.
I asked my midwife and she wasn't conclusive, referred me to a private pelvic floor therapist, since the UTI is ruled out.
I know for a fact that in the last month I have been super bloated (with a huge tummy sometimes as if I was much more forward in my pregnancy!) and I am not sure if it is because of the hormones, or also my diet changed drastically. In the last 3 years I've been eating very clean, no processed foods, no sugars, low carb and many veggies, etc. and all of a sudden because of the aversions and cravings all I could have was carbs carbs carbs (refined not whole!) and a few rare prepared meals were appealling, too. So no more loads of veggies, which for sure is a shock to my system.
Also I'm worried if my tummy gets big like this at 2 months (when I'm not supposed to show for another month or 2) just how big am I gonna get when the baby is more than the current inch long! (It is a big fear of mine, I'm just 5ft3).
I guess I'm just after some reassurance and knowing if this is common or not. My theory is that my digestive system is relaxed with hormones, the bloating due to diet, must somehow put pressure on my bladder and require straining, but it's in my head, I have no clue if this makes sense at all from a biological point of view
Also is there any point in trying to strengthen my core / tighten my tummy with planks etc. while I still can?
I will try a change in diet as much as aversions allow, and hopefully it will curb.
Thanks for reading me - sorry I did go on and on.
Thanks for any input!