No, it is not normal to experience

SUDDEN URGES

Calm your bladder.

Hearing water running, getting in the car to go on a long trip, pulling into the driveway of your house, and trying to find the key to let you inside your house.  

These are just a few cues that can create a sudden urge to urinate.    Yours may be different.  But the outcome is probably the same: a very intense urge to get to the bathroom before you have an accident. 

 

Sometimes you may not make it or you may start to drip before right before you get to the toilet.  

Wether you are able to hold your urine until you get to the bathroom or not, that sudden urge can make you feel as though you are going to burst!

What causes this strong urge?

Your nervous system.

The nervous system is an important part of the body and plays a huge role in the types of urges experienced. 

 

In a properly functioning nervous system, none of those cues that were listed at the top would produce an urge simply because those events don't create more urine in your bladder.  

But there are times when the nervous system gets a little confused when it comes to sending the right signals to the brain about what's happening in the bladder.  This confusion can certainly be part of overactive bladder syndrome.

Athena Pelvic Therapy uses specific and highly effective strategies to help retrain the nervous system and bladder which decreases the frequency and intensity of sudden urges.  You will learn how to use your body and brain to control the urges and get rid of the anxiety and fear around having an accident.