I've been using pads since the ParaGard was put in, but already I'm missing my Keeper very much. I'm planning to wait at least 3 cycles before trying any kind of cup, but once I do I'm wondering whether the MeLuna Soft might be a good choice.
I noticed there aren't many posts here about it yet, but for those who have experience with it, and with IUDs, what do you think? I know that there are multiple mechanisms for how cups might contribute to (or cause) IUD expulsion. The two main ones seem to be pulling the IUD strings when the cup is grasped for removal, and the suction action at removal causing the IUD to move downward.
My thinking is that maybe the MeLuna Soft would make the suction thing less of an issue since (according to the little I've read about it) it's much easier to remove, with less suction?
I haven't felt for my strings yet so I don't know how long they are, but I plan to do that (I'm a little nervous for some reason) so I can be aware once I do start using a cup again. It's really the suction issue that worries me, especially since my Keeper seems to exert a rather massive suction effect when I take it out. (I remove it by breaking the seal on the sides and then pulling it out, but I can see how even in doing this an IUD's position might be affected somehow.)
Also, does anyone know if I could order directly from the MeLuna website (I'm in the US)? Has anyone successfully done this? Any hints for that would be much appreciated.
Any thoughts you have about the ParaGard + MeLuna Soft combination are very welcome...this is an amazing community and I'm so glad it exists!