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Old Mar 13th, 2015, 11:11 AM   1
Lola_0106
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Menstrual Cups


Hi,

Can anyone give me some advice regarding menstrual cups please? I have no idea which brand to pick, what do you use and how do you find it? Have you ever used anything different? Also, in labour I was fully dilated and pushed for a while, then had an EMCS. I have no idea what size to pick!

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Old Mar 13th, 2015, 13:09 PM   2
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I use mooncup, it's absolutely brilliant I would never go back to tampons or towels now. You just go on the website, there are two sizes and it talks you through which size to pick.
It's a bit yucky changing it but I find it so good to not have to take tampons everywhere and find somewhere to dispose of them.



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2015, 15:14 PM   3
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I think the Diva Cup is the US equivalent of the Moon Cup. It's what I have. Anyway, it's just a flexible cup to catch your period... So in terms of type, go with what's available in your area. I doubt there are too many options. In terms of size, I'm not sure which would be best in your situation either, but perhaps try the smaller size and move up a size if it isn't working right?

Anyway, I started using mine a few months before I conceived my first and then I didn't get my period back for a while after she was born (a year?). Then I conceived my next before she was 2. However, I do find the cup to be much nicer than a pad or a tampon. Pads are... yucky and tampons have to be changed at a certain frequency so you don't put yourself at risk of TSS. The cup on the other hand can be in you for up to 12 hours if I remember correctly, without risk of TSS. It was nice to stick it in before work and not have to worry about it until after work. I also like that it's re-usable and not wasteful like tampons and pads.



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2015, 15:18 PM   4
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I have used the Diva cup before, I use the MeLuna (old/mini style) now...well when I'm not pregnant!

If you have been pregnant before, and/or are close to 30, you probably need a medium size, or if just a two size system the larger size. I used the small MeLuna before pregnancy, and in the first few cycles after, but then it started leaking and I had to go up to the medium. Even people who haven't given birth yet who are older are recommended larger sizes, so if you have been pregnant I'd recommend a large(r) size (some brands have 3 sizes).

I could go a full cycle using only lite tampons, I used regulars on my "heavy" days but could have still gone with lites, so I have pretty light flow. I can go the full 12 hrs with a cup without any overfilling issues.

It is sooooo much nicer than tampons or pads. I am considering cloth pads for my PP time, but I am not sure if I want to invest since I'll probably just go right back to using the cup the next cycle...



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2015, 21:57 PM   5
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I started off with the Ruby Cup which was a really nice one. Pops open easily but also because of that removal was a bit more challenging than my second cup - Si-Bell. Si-Bell on the other hand is a very soft cup. A lot harder to insert but removal is so easy and painless. So I decided to try the Lunette Cup which seems to be very popular. Unfortunately I haven't really managed to try it for a full cycle so I can't really give you my opinion on that. There are just so many to choose from that I got really confused which ones to try out. I think it also depends on whether you have a high or low cervix.



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Old Mar 14th, 2015, 14:52 PM   6
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Yeah I find it a bit harder to insert towards the end of my period as my cervix seems to get in the way at that stage but I guess that would be the case with tampons too.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2015, 16:08 PM   7
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I have a Mooncup - it's easy to use, but i haven't really got into the way of it properly yet, I swap back and forward between the mooncup and tampons. There are 2 sizes - I thinkfrom memory if you are over 30 and/or have had a vaginal delivery then you go for the bigger size. Their website has a good questions and answers section, or you could e-mail them for advice on size.



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2015, 10:05 AM   8
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Thanks all! I emailed them regarding sizes and they've helped me out there, I need the smaller size will order next week!



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2015, 13:46 PM   9
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Cups are like every other product out there. Everyone will like em for different reasons.

I LOVED my Diva cup. First off the cup looks bigger than some of the others. It also naturally comes with a shorter stem which worked because I always pulled the cup, not the stem, to empty it.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2015, 13:49 PM   10
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For Diva cup, it would depend on your age and if you have ever vaginally given birth.
Something like if you're 35+ or have given vaginal birth, they'd suggest a size 2. Otherwise get size 1.

I ordered mine online but also found it at a couple of health food stores.



 
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