One the many “fun” side effects of being pregnant, having the intense need to pee all the time is arguably one of the worst. I remember going to a movie right around the start of my pregnancy with my son, and probably missing about half the show thanks to his presence in my bladder. And the "best" part? It only gets worse the more your baby grows. But at least we can collectively laugh at the experience via stories from pregnant women kind enough to share the worst moment they needed to pee. We're all in this together, right?
I can definitely remember the worst "I have to get to the nearest bathroom as soon as possible" moment when I was pregnant. I was considered a high-risk pregnancy, and at around five months my OB-GYN noticed my cervix was getting way too short, way too fast. I was immediately admitted to have an emergency cerclage placed. The procedure was successful, but they had to give me an epidural, which left me unable to do much for the next few hours. That didn’t stop my bladder from needing to go, though.
The nurses tried to give me a bedpan a few times, but trying to pee in a bed pan in a crowded room (the recovery room was actually an area where many pregnant women and new moms were recovering from various procedures) is nearly impossible. Even when I went to my own private room it was difficult to go, even though I felt the need to go so badly. I cried for a bit, you guys. It was just that bad. Fortunately, with the help of my husband and a kind nurse, I was finally able to do my business. And while my story might not be as relevant to everyone, I will say that these next few stories will very likely resonate with all you expecting mamas out there: