8 Ways to Get Your Urinary System Working Again
Drink lots of fluids, at least two 8-ounce glasses of liquid (water or juice) immediately after delivery.
Run the water in the sink. Hearing running water gives your system the same
Relax your pelvic floor muscles.
Be upright. Stand or walk. Allow gravity to help you urinate.
Try to relax your pelvic floor muscles as you try to urinate. Try to relax
your whole body.
Soak your bottom in a warm tub, and urinate right there if that's more
comfortable for you.
The nurse may massage your bladder (if it's enlarged) to get it going.
If your perineum has raw spots from a cut or a tear, ask for a "peri-bottle"
(a plastic squeeze bottle). Fill it with warm water and squirt it onto your
perineum as you urinate. The water will dilute the urine and lessen the burning.