Yellow Urine During Pregnancy

Submitted by Nic on January 16, 2012

Yellow urine during pregnancy may become a cause for concern for many women. However it does not always mean that something is wrong. It could be an indication that you need to consume more water. It could also be the result of something you ate. Sometimes the intake of prenatal vitamins could also cause the urine to become yellow. In case, if there are any other symptoms, apart from dull yellow urine during pregnancy it is advisable to consult a doctor. Read more on yellow discharge during pregnancy.

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Urine very rarely stays clear during the course of a pregnancy. Women who have had more than one baby are likely to experience this repeatedly. Bright neon yellow urine during pregnancy is also known to occur. The causes for this are different in each case. Even when a woman is not pregnant, the urine may become slightly yellow from time to time. This happens to almost everyone at some point. This applies also during a pregnancy. It is important to ensure that you consume adequate water every day. Drink an extra glass of water daily and check if there is an improvement. When the urine gets concentrated, it tends to appear yellow. Bright yellow urine during pregnancy is the result of the pigment known as urochrome. Intake of water helps to dilute the urine and reduce the concentration of this pigment. There are also some foods which cause the urine to become yellow. Asparagus is an example of one such food. Carrots and beets can also lead to change in urine color. It is vital to follow a balanced diet that consists of a variety of foods. This will ensure supply of all the nutrients. You can also consult a doctor and draw up a suitable diet plan.

Intake of vitamins almost always leads to a color change in the urine. When you take a vitamin, some amount of it may not be absorbed by the body. Whatever is left behind is eliminated from the body through the urine. This also applies to prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are beneficial for pregnant women as they provide essential nutrients to the mother and baby. However, the body many not require all of the ingredients contained in these vitamins. B12 is known to lead to a bright yellow discoloration of the urine. It is important to continue taking the prenatal vitamins even if the urine turns yellow. In case symptoms such as discomfort while urinating and pain accompany yellow urine, it is advisable to consult your doctor.

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