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30 June 2012 @ 05:44 am
I just got the diva cup yesterday & I'm completely new to cups so I'm expecting time to get the hang of it. I'm 34 & have 2 kids. I'm having no problems getting it in & out but I'm sure it's gonna take time to get it perfect.
Are these normal newby problems? And tips to correct them if you have:
-Seems like I put it in (up & back) so the tip is just inside but it seems my body kinda sucks it up further...so it causes pressure/discomfort bc it's up high. 
-I have a HEAVY flow & after 2hrs I gotta empty bc it's more than 1/2 full & since its going up I'm getting pressure & I figure I'll empty so I can put it lower.
-Bc I'm taking out so often I'm getting slightly irritated at the opening or do you think it's the stem?
-Should I try turning it inside out so soon to see if that'll help w/pressure on my cervix? 
-Do heavy flowers use pads also on their heavy days for extra protection? Or after time I'll be able to go pad-less
Tips? I've googled & youtubed a lot so I know the diva is the biggest cup but since my flow is heavy (only the 1st 2-3 days) I thought it would be better. Last night I emptied before bed 10:15pm & at 5am it was completely full, my pad was full & I leaked :(...thank goodness I have a pad I use each month to protect my bed :-/
 
momavoli on June 30th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks ladies.
Today went better. I didn't feel the pressure but maybe it's bc I was at work & on my feet all day. I emptied it about every 2 hrs & had 1 slight leak. I thought my cervix was kinda low that's why I was thinking of flipping it but you guys seem to think its high..I guess bc it's being sucked up? Ok, that's good to know. I don't think I'd spend more $ just to hold a slight bit more.
I definitely plan to give it a few cycles. I see a big difference between today & yesterday.
Thanks again for your fast replies!