Many women can develop a sensitive bladder as a result of childbirth, weight gain or being overweight. It can be hereditary, or simply the way your body changes as you get older. While the best plan of action is to seek the advice of your doctor, you can help manage bladder leaks in the short-term. A few minutes of Kegel exercises each day can help to strengthen the muscles that control your urethra. Incontinence (or as we like to say, sensitive bladder) therapy practitioners recommend contracting the pelvic floor muscles for five seconds, relaxing them for five seconds, and repeating this rhythm five times, for a total of 10 to 20 repetitions per day.