Not all women with urinary incontinence need medical therapy or surgery. Pelvic floor exercises, done properly and regularly, can make a huge difference. Weakness of the pelvic floor is very common, but especially in women who’ve had children, have gone through the menopause or are overweight. Your doctor may be able to offer referral to a specialist physiotherapist to help with this. Women can plan their toilet stops when going on planned activities, and there are specific smartphone apps to help them find the nearest toilet. Special urinary incontinence pads can make all the difference to confidence and it’s important to know that pads for urinary incontinence differ from typical sanitary pads. I recommend using incontinence pads with different absorbency. Light urinary incontinence pads are sufficient for occasional leakage – they ensure the necessary safety, are invisible under clothes, and are completely discreet. Urinary incontinence pads or pants with larger absorbency are for those with frequent, higher-intensity leakage, or in situations where it is impossible to change the pad, such as road trips.