May 27

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.

10 Responses to “#754 You suffer from Urinephobia”

  1. Lisa says:

    My nurse had to CONVINCE me it was okay to pee after my first IVF transfer. And second. Sigh.

  2. TTC2years,only-aunti? says:

    A good one Naomi.

    That was me two weeks ago. I told my hubby a numerous times during the transfer that I was going to pee my doctor in the face. He just said “hon, you don´n dare” .
    Now I can´n wait until August when I get to have that desire again. LOL

    By the way, I´m signing up for UA.

  3. says:

    Ha ha :)It’s not just the pee, but the BM is a big danger for me too… being scared that the hard pushing might squeze the babies out …. and since that’s usually when my period starts, I’m always afraid to go to the bathroom.

  4. Nicole says:

    I have to say that being a teacher has prepared me to ” hold it” wayyyyy longer than necessary. This irrational fear of peeing is a popular topic of conversation in my house… Just like every other part of babymaking, dh and I usually discuss how long I should wait before going… ::sigh:: someday, I’ll be allowed to pee freely!

  5. Kelly says:

    This very issue has resulted in 3, count ‘em 3 UTIs. Number of UTIs prior to TTC? That’s right: 0- in 10 years of marriage. Keep up the good work, Naomi.

  6. Cherbear says:

    Ugh, yes, funny but true! I ended up with a freaking KIDNEY STONE last year due to this!!! Actually, I was holding my pee for 3 or more hours at a time in order to take HPT’s!! (and obviously…was NOT pregnant afterall)

  7. 21reena says:

    lmao – so true! xo

  8. Christine says:

    LOL, then after your ET you have SNEEZEPHOBIA and COUGHPHOBIA. You know we really dont want to be sneezing out all the money either!! :)

  9. says:

    :)Love this. I thought I was the only one out there…lol

  10. I'm Broken says:

    ha ha i thought i was the only one who held it in as long as i could…
    glad to know its a “disease” ha ha ha