The most important intervention, according to Dr. Moen, is bladder retraining.
“If you do nothing else, tell patients to go to the bathroom on schedule. They will get better,” he said.
If a woman estimates she is urinating every hour, he begins with that target, telling her to urinate each time the clock sweeps 12.
Next, the patient is instructed to begin to “outsmart her bladder,” by stretching the intervals to 2 hours, then 3 hours.