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  • Straining to Pee and TTC

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new here, but not new to IC (diagnosed 5 years ago). My IC is generally under control, although I do have to strain often to urinate (not good, I know) and feel like I'm empty.

    Hubby and I are trying for our first child, and one question I had: does straining to pee affect your ability to get pregnant? I'm just wondering if it hurts ovulation, prevents the sperm from reaching where they are supposed to go, or prevents implantation somehow. The closet thing I could find via Google were discussions of constipated ladies undergoing IVF, who were worried that straining to defecate would affect implantation.

    Any habitual strainers on here who've successfully gotten pregnant?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Straining to Pee and TTC

    It appears you already know straining isn't good, but I'd like to say to the IC Network family and hope your are successful in your quest.

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