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Urinary tract infection

Urine production increases during pregnancy and, when the uterus grows, it presses on your bladder, causing you to feel the need to urinate and to do so more frequently.

The risk of a urinary tract infection is slightly higher than normal when you are pregnant. Left untreated, a urinary tract infection can trigger contractions and potentially cause labor to start too early. It is therefore vital to get the right treatment in case of an infection. Contact your midwife or healthcare provider if you need to urinate more frequently than normal, if you feel a burning sensation when you void or if you have painful contractions before week 37+0.

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