Start doing pelvic floor exercises:
Pelvic floor exercises are recommended for initial treatment of overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence. They help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help women achieve better control of their urination. Pelvic floor exercises are also beneficial for reducing the risk of pelvic prolapse and to aid in recovery after childbirth.
Drink an adequate amount of water:
The basic rule is to drink enough water for one’s daily needs. The usual recommendation is to drink 8 glasses or water a day, but this is not a hard and fast rule. A good rule is to let your body be your guide, and to drink enough water to quench your thirst.
Cranberry for women with recurrent UTIs:
Women who suffer from recurrent UTIs may consider adding cranberry to their diet (either the fruit, juice or in the form of a pill). Cranberry may reduce the risk of UTI as it contains natural compounds that prevent harmful bacteria from attaching themselves to the lining of the urinary tract. Taking cranberry in moderation is quite safe, although some people may get stomach disturbances. Patients with recurrent urinary stones should avoid taking too much cranberry as it contains oxalate which can lead to stone formation. If in doubt it is better to consult a doctor before starting on cranberry.
What to avoid:
Ignoring the urge to pass urine and holding back the urine for too long is not a good habit as the accumulation of urine in the bladder can increase the risk of getting a urinary tract infection. It is also better for women to pass urine after sexual intercourse, as failure to do so may increase the risk of getting UTI.