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30 May 2012 @ 11:25 am
I've been trying to use my fleurcup for a few cycles now.  I have inserted it with a few different folds.  I have made certain that it has fully opened.  I've pushed it up further repeatedly.  I've checked to see that it turns.  I clipped the end off of it and sanded it down.  I've even tried it inside out.  It is still slipping down. 

I'm frustrated and I don't know what to do.  I love the idea of the cup, but it's not comfortable when it works it's way down and I can't keep pushing it up all day.  I'm able to wear it at night and when I get up to feed the baby, it doesn't slip down - guess it takes a little longer than that to slip

I had my baby vaginally 9 months ago (my second) - do I need to get a different cup?

Please help - I want to make this work!
 
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 30th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
I've experienced this issue after having my first post partum period 3 months after my DD was born. It would slip down unless sleeping or doing non active activities. What helped me out best was doing kegels religiously. When I had my 2nd post partum period the cup fit better and did not slip and by about 6 months post partum my cup fit sooo much better and my cervix went up in height a little to what I was pre pregnancy. So yeah my best advice would be to do many kegels, ab work, and squats. By the time your period comes back the cup should fit better. I wouldnt give up on the cup just yet. Give it a few more cycles before you buy another cup. Unless of course you're just looking to add to your collection. My fleurcup fits me beautifully.
m03m on May 30th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
Could it have anything to do with the state of your pelvic floor muscles?

Please note that I'm guessing here; I do have a Fleurcup, but I've never been pregnant.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 30th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
My guess is that you're experiencing some pregnancy/birth related prolapse. Your vag happens to be super short right now. Keeping up on your Kegel routine should tone all those muscles back to shape so that your uterus and other organs aren't "dangling" so low and pressing your cup out of your vag. Be sure to add squats for your butt muscles and lower abdominal crunches to your workout routine. They all work together.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 30th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yes this is a very good point. It is a very good idea to keep up with all of these exercises especially after child birth and as we get older. It should help to keep us from piddling our panties as we get older.
Miaankhst on June 1st, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
And don't be afraid to use a set of balls to help this. They were used for post partum rehabilitation for centuries before Western prudes reframed them as sex toys.