It is best to drink 1.5–2 litres of fluid per day, mostly water. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and fizzy drinks because they can irritate your bladder.
Practise good toilet habits
Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist may ask you to fill in bladder and bowel diaries. This allows the physiotherapist to see how your bladder and bowel are functioning, so they can give advice accordingly.
Sit on the toilet with correct posture to help prevent bladder and bowel problems.
Maintaining your general fitness will help improve the overall muscle tone in your body, including your pelvic floor. Daily physical activity will also keep your bowel regular. Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will help you establish an exercise program, taking into account your individual goals and preferred exercise.