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Becca
15 June 2012 @ 11:29 am
For those of you who have given birth vaginally what size MeLuna did you go with? L or XL?
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 15th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
What cup size you need is pretty individual, and the most significative difference between them is actually length, not width. There are some rough guidelines at thetop of this page to start with : http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
Beccahuntersmum on June 15th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
its such a big difference I know I looked at the sizes already =/ still not sure which to try. I think I might just go with the L
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 15th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Have you tried reaching for your cervix ?
The large sounds like a "happy medium", unless you have a super low cervix. In this case, you might actually benefit from a smaller size. Also, you and your physician are the only ones able to tell the shape of your PC muscles... Some women who've had babies have regained their previous shape and been able to use small sizes too.


ozonemamaozonemama on June 15th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
I've given birth twice and can use a large or an Xl with no issues....Xl just offers more capacity in my case.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 15th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
True, capacity is another factor to consider, after length.
Another is stiffness : soft cups are found more comfortable by sensitive people, but stiffer cups stand better against strong PC muscles and pop open more easily, while softer cups need some coaxing.
Beccahuntersmum on June 17th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
thanks!
melissa569melissa569 on June 15th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
I haven't given birth, but I do know the size is more about how much length you have up there, along with how heavy your flow is, since the bigger ones hold more. :)
k slobegintohope on June 17th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
I've never even given birth and I use an XL, because I have a very heavy flow.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 17th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
You shouldn't really choose a brand and THEN choose a size. choose approximately how large you'd want your cup to be, how stiff, whether you need a high capacity. there are many cups similar to a large meluna but with higher capacities/a difference in other features.
the manufacturers just claim that one of the sizes offered will fit for everyone, but it's not necessarily true.
Beccahuntersmum on June 17th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
I know this, I've actually used cups for many years prior to pregnancy i've used mooncup uk, lunette and diva. I just wanted to hear other mamas experiences thanks though!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 17th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
i just mean, why did you decide to get either a large or an XL meluna? if you were choosing between a large meluna and a large fleurcup, or an XL meluna and a large yuuki, this would be more understandable.
fwiw there's been this poll... http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2320452.html?nc=12#comments not very conclusive, heh. basically if your question is how much width you need after pregnancy, well, depends on your shape. recently more and more companies have been calling 43-44 mm the large size, as the smaller sizes are getting tinier :)
Beccahuntersmum on June 18th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
I know it depends on the body etc etc but i dont have money to be wasting on just getting cups and trying each one lol... so i decided to try a mooncup uk and meluna. I noticed that to when matching them up about the 43-44 mm