Urinephobia: Definition. Fear of peeing following baby-making sex, an IUI or an IVF transfer. Affecting only women dealing with infertility.
Infertile woman have an issue with urination. At one time, peeing was just a normal release of your bladder and now, it’s either something you don’t want to do and/or a full examination to see if your yellow urine has changed to a reddish color. Your fear increases as time goes by. During baby-making sex, you are fearful of peeing out your future children, holding it in for the recommended 30 minutes or even extending it to 2-3 hours. The IUI is no different. Fertility doctor sticks in that sperm into your uterus and you refuse to urinate for the next 24 hours.
The IVF “full bladder” transfer increases your phobia to the maximum. Before the transfer, you need to drink water until your bladder is ‘comfortably’ full. (FYI- there is no such thing as a comfortably full bladder. You either don’t have to pee at all or it feels like your bladder is about to explode). During your IVF transfer, your doctor will press on your uncomfortable bladder and then stick in your baby eggs. You fear you might pee on that doctor right then. You ask the doctor “Are you sure it’s okay for me to pee now. I don’t want the babies to fall out.” Doctor laughs and says it’s fine. You last about 20 seconds before running to the toilet with a little pee pee dripping down your leg. You pray you’re not throwing your money down the toilet. Literally.
You are not alone in your Urinephobia. There are many other women struggling to hold in their pee right at this moment. Join Urinephobics Anonymous (UA) and don’t suffer alone.