When trying to get Pregnant, how long should you wait to Pee?

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When you are trying to get pregnant, there are many small, simple tips and tricks that you can learn that can help increase your chances of getting pregnant. One thing that many women wonder about is if they should wait to urinate after sex.

We all know that going to the bathroom directly after sex can help to prevent urinary tract infections, but does it make a difference when you are trying to conceive? Some experts say yes.

As it turns out, peeing directly after sex can actually push some of the sperm out of your body, so waiting at least 20 minutes after sex before going to the bathroom is recommended. This way, the sperm will have a “head start” to get to the egg, and the chances of getting pregnant will be increased.

when-women-pee-directly-after-sex-it-can-push-some-of-the-sperm-out-of-your-bodyBy the time that 20 minutes have passed, it is likely that all of the sperm will have already made it’s way to the egg, so it should be “safe” to go to the restroom after this. Some women report trying to wait hours after sex to use the restroom, and that is not recommended by doctors.

This can cause UTI’s and there is no evidence that this can help women to get pregnant. So, try to wait 20 minutes or so before using the restroom after sex, and after that, you should be good to “go”.

When trying to get Pregnant, how long should you wait to Pee?, 3.3 out of 5 based on 7 ratings

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Larissa Belanger, RN

Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.