#2. Kegel exercises
Kegel exercises involve flexing the same muscles you use to stop the urinary flow. Kegels are very useful for early stages of incontinence, and after a surgical repair to maintain pelvic floor tone over time. A physical therapist can tell you how to do them and how often. You may see an improvement after six to 12 weeks of continued practice. And you’ll have to keep doing the exercises to maintain the benefit.