Help! Peed my pants. A lot.

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

See a gynourologist! This absolutely can happen. You would be surprised the things hormonal imbalaces can do to your body. This is absolutely a symtom of changes in hormones (probably from post pregnancy), but it can also indicate a very serious problem.

Post # 3
4404 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When I was maybe 3 weeks postpartum I stood up from a chair and just immediately started peeing. All over the floor and without warning. It only happened once and I’ve been fine ever since. Your muscles will get back to normal — it just takes time!

I’m also a lifelong runner but after having a baby I  started mixing in some yoga, which might be helping…so I say try the Pilates class; it can’t hurt.  

Post # 4
7194 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think it just takes more time. Sorry if this is tmi, but I remember for a couple of weeks after giving birth, when I would sit down to pee, I had no control of it. I couldn’t control when the flow stopped or started. It was very unsettling! I’m 10 months PP, and I don’t really have any leakage anymore. Just keep doing kegals, but maybe give yourself a bit more time before you try to get back into running.

Post # 5
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsAKSkier:  Do you have any symptoms of a urinary tract infection? Any burning or pain when you urinate?

Do you have a 6 week post partum check up scheduled?

If you don’t have a UTI, and you do have an appt for a 6 week checkup, you can probably just do kegals until you see your doctor. It’s not unusual to have stress incontinence post partum, especially when running.

If you don’t have improvement or this keeps happening (it probably won’t) see a pelvic rehab physical therapist.

Post # 6
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I peed my pants a lot after I gave birth. The most frequent case was laughing. It went away with some serious bladder training (peeing every two hours whether I had to or not). Its all good now. I haven’t peed my pants in almost three years. Lol. 

Post # 8
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This happened to me while pregnant at least 4 times in the 3rd trimester, all times I was at home and no one was the wiser but so embarrassing! I went to sleep every night worried I would pee my pants in my sleep or everytime I stood up I worried! Pregnancy causes so much strain on your pelvic organs. For me It never happened again after pregnancy but I can tell things aren’t quit the same, Ig I hold it too long I feel like it might happen! 

Just at give it time and do your kegals. Talk to your doc. 

Post # 9
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MrsAKSkier:  I made my sister pee her pants TWICE while in stores (once was in Target, the other time in Kohls). She always had a tough time after her delivery (a botched episiotomy with lots of scar tissue), even years later. 

I don’t have any advice, except just laugh. Women deal with this stuff all the time. Real women have these problems. It’s normal. In my family, where we outnumber men 2-1, we gossip and laugh and warn each other about this stuff all the time. 


Post # 10
3430 posts
Sugar bee

Whoa, running at 5 weeks?  I wasn’t cleared for ANY exercise until at least 6 weeks, and I didn’t tear and one day out from giving birth my doctor said it was barely noticeable that I had popped a child out.  But I was lucky despite having a well sized baby.  I walked the entire time I was on maternity leave and started running when I was maybe 2 months out, but that was because I had no tears and no pain.

But don’t worry about this, “this too shall pass.”  you’re only 5 weeks out, and you sound like you had a tough birth.  Dont’ be so hard on yourself, I know it’s hard since you’re a runner (I am too, so sitting around killed me after birth, but I also knew I had to let myself heal), but give yourself some more time.  I’m nearly 7 1/2 months post partum and sometimes I still pee just a little if I laugh too hard and I have a full bladder and I didn’t tear, so it’s not just you.  I just laugh it off (and change my undies).

Post # 12
3430 posts
Sugar bee

MrsAKSkier:  when I gave birth and my doctor came to see me the next day I asked her when it would be possible for me to drive, and she said, 2 weeks (I have a stick shift) and I was like “Oh, I was thinking I could drive myself home..” And she just looked at me like I was nuts and said “No, your husband can drive you home, are you nuts?”  So my doctor was more up front on what I could and couldn’t do.

oh he’s precious!  Here’s my daughter, just like her mommy, sorry it’s so big.  According to my husband this is the face I make when he says something stupid.

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