I just started using my Diva Cup. My period is usually heavy. I had a baby a year ago (vaginal birth) and I'm using a size 2 Diva Cup. My muscles may possibly be very loose because I had an episiotomy and a 4th degree tear during the birth - the baby came out with her hand on her head! After I inserted my Diva Cup for the first time, it started leaking after 4 hours. When I removed it, I realized it was leaking because it was filled to the brim. Is this normal? This was day 1 of my period. It has slowed down since.
So I inserted it again. I had some spotting on a pad that I wore (just in case). It didn't fill up as quick, it was comfortable, and I was very happy. I suspected the spotting would stop after I tried inserting it a couple more times to get the hang of it. I don't mind spotting - my periods are so heavy, it is nice to not have my period leak on my underwear and clothes!
Any advice to prevent spotting? Do I not have it suctioned?
I took it out and cleaned it right before I went to bed. I inserted it and wore it to bed with a pad. I had some spotting when I woke up in the morning. the cup was half full when I woke up. But I had a horribly difficult time trying to remove it. Through the night, it had gone up so high - I couldn't find it! I started to get really nervous. I was squatting in my bathroom, pushing with my kegels, working really hard for about 15 minutes... When I could finally feel the tip (which I have not cut), my hands were so slippery, I couldn't get a grip on it. I wish there was a string attached (like a tampon) that could help me pull it down. I'm so scared, I haven't worn it since Sunday. Does anyone have any advice? Does it get better with practice? I couldn't squat like that if the Diva Cup got lost while I was in a public bathroom! Would Kegel exercises help? How can I prevent it from going up so high? Does this usually happen at night? If I change it more frequently, would it give it less time to ride up really high and less of a chance of getting lost? I understand it isn't lost for good - but it is scary to put my finger up and not feel the Diva Cup!
Also, how would I know if my uterus is tilted? I see a lot of people on this post have said that there are different tricks for a tilted uterus. But I don't know if mine is tilted or not.