Post # 1
I used a lunette size 1 before I got pregnant. After I got the hang of it I never leaked and loved it.
I had a baby and a year later I finally got my period back. It’s been three months of me trying to use the same cup and my results have not been great.
I think my cervix is high but the cup sits very low. I had to cut the stem completely off and it feels better now.
But I leak constantly the first few days. So I’m thinking the size is the problem now?
I don’t know if I should size up with the lunette or try a different brand.
Post # 2
I think most menstrual cups recommend a bigger size after pregnancy, so if you like the brand you have already, might be worth checking their website to see what they recommend post-pregnancy. If you know roughly the amount of blood you’re bleeding that might help sizing too.
Post # 3
I think shape and size changes post pregnancy? So it would make sense you might need a different one.
Do you mind me asking how you find using it? I don’t really get periods (mini pill) but have breakthrough occasionally and HATE tampons and pads. Wondering if I should try one?
Post # 4
I’ve only every tried the Diva cup, and I only used it after the birth of my kids. I do recall purchasing it at Target and there was one for women who hadn’t given birth, and another for women that had. If the Lunette is the same or comparable, I’d bet that you need to have a different size.
I’d recommend a menstrual cup to everyone! I’ve had zero issues with mine, I have no need for pads/tamponsn or even underwear when I sleep…. I like the fact that its environmentally friendly and it’s much for affordable long term now that I’m not spending any money on pads, tampons, etc.
I had never even heard of the Diva cup until someone here on the Bee posted about it- now I’m the biggest fan!
Post # 5
I used the medium sized RubyCup after kids and never had any leaking issues – I loved it!
Post # 6
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I love diva cup! You’d need the large after vaginal delivery.
Post # 7
Try to Google “Put a cup in it quiz” there is a great quiz that helps you choose cups.
When measuring your cervix, make sure you are measuring during your period, as your cervix is typically lower. Try your best to make sure you are actually finding your cervix, if possible. There is, sometimes, lots of space past your cervix and it’s easy to assume it’s high because you have gone past your cervix, not realizing it, and assuming it’s out of reach.
I need a separate cup at the start of my period vs the rest of it, so be prepared for that possibility.
Birth could make you need a different cup, but it is absolutely not true to need a larger cup after delivery. You may, but it’s far from an absolute truth.
Post # 8
I hated tampons and pads too. I found tampons always hurt because my cervix drops so low but I found that the Meluna shorty is a great fit for me. I’ve never had any leaks and only need to change it twice it a day. Hope that helps 🙂 I also feel cleaner somehow too.
Post # 9
I’ve used the DivaCup for over 15 years. My only regret is I didn’t try it sooner. If menstrual cups had been around when I was 11, my periods wouldn’t have been so obnoxious for so many years. I cannot stand tampons and pads gross me out (although before I used a cup, I mostly used pads unless I was swimming), and I can totally forget I’ve got a cup in. I don’t feel it whatsoever. It took about five minutes of practice and I was a pro at insertion and removal, and yeah, it’s kinda gross, but I would gladly trade that over discomfort.
Post # 10
I use the Flex disposable discs and love them. My friend has had good luck with their cups, as well.
Post # 11
I used a DivaCup for years. It didn’t leak but I thought it was long and would sometimes dig in uncomfortably. Then I got an IUD so my periods went away. Took it out to start TTC and have been using a combo of Meluna and Thinx (which are amaaaazzing!). The meluna leaked for me so I just bought a June because it was on super sale on Facebook and now BAM, BFP so I won’t have a chance to try it. It seems like there really is a lot of trial and error with these, unfortunately. Good luck to you!
Post # 12
Post baby I am a Lunette size 2 and it’s perfect. I still cut the stem off but I had to do that before and after.