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Is it bad to hold your urine for a long time?

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You shouldn't hold your urine for a long causes urinary track infection
I have also been told that it causes UTI (urinary tract infection) when you hold your bladder for long periods of time. Plus good luck holding your bladder especially in the first and third trimesters anyway. :) Oh also, holding your bladder can cause urination problems such as leakage for long term problems.
It really does cause urinary tract infections.  In the first few months of my pregnancy with my now 2 yr old daughter I would try to hold off going to the bathroom.  In fact one time when I went to the bathroom I noticed that I was spotting blood.  I was so freaked out I thought I was having a miscarriage.  I ended up in the ER hooked up to IVs only to find out that I had a urinary tract infection.  They asked me several questions and when I told them that I had been holding my urine they told me to stop doing that because it was probably the cause and that it was not good for the baby. 

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