think of the urinary system what comes to mind is elimination and formation of
urine, electrolyte balance and water control in the body. However because of
the proximity of the female urinary system to the reproductive system, that has
made it an important associate organ in reproduction, so much so that the
presence of pregnancy affects the functions significantly. In this unit we
shall discuss the organs that make up the urinary system briefly and the effect
pregnancy has on them.
time we end this unit you will be able to:
all organs of the urinary system
the organs with their functions
safe delivery that minimize injury to this organs
women on how to cope with the physiological changes due to pregnancy, labor and
The urinary system
Unitary system consists of two kidneys, a single bladder, two ureters, which
carry urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder and a single urethra, which
carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.