Incontinence problems can often be improved by doing regular Kegel exercises (pelvic muscle-strengthening exercises).
- Contract the pelvic muscles as if trying to close the vaginal opening.
- Hold the contraction for a count of three and then relax.
- Wait a few seconds and repeat.
Fast Kegels (squeezing and relaxing muscles as quickly as possible) can also help.
Performing several Kegels per day (try for 50) can improve bladder control - and may also be beneficial for sexual intercourse.