llaria (llaria79) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Thank you, thank you, and a couple of questions

A couple of years ago, a friend told me all about her wonderful new mooncup. I was curious, but shortly after I got pregnant and had a baby so I forgot about it. Sunday my period returned and on a whim I bought a mooncup UK A. Monday morning I tried it for the first time. I hated it! It hurt, it leaked, and I couldn't seem to position it like it showed in the instructions. By evening I was desperate, but it cost too much to give up that easily.

After Little One went to bed, I hit google and somehow found my way to this group. I quickly realized that my problems were caused by a low cervix. Then I read about turning the cup inside-out and decided to try it the next morning. OMG, what a difference it made! It fitted, no leaks, and no sharp end to poke me. So thank you, thank you, thank you! I probably would have ended up throwing my cup away if it wasn't for you guys.

I have a couple of questions:
1) LO still wakes in the night, so I tend to go to bed quite early. I'm usually in bed for around 10 hours, but the instructions say not to leave the cup in for more than 8. Is it OK to leave it in a bit longer, assuming it's not full?

2) I've been thinking of getting a larger capacity cup for heavy days. I need a short cup with my low cervix, but short ones also tend to be narrower and I'm worried that, with being a 32-year-old mother, smaller ones will fall out. Any suggestions?
Tags: cervix position, health risks, inside-out, mooncup (uk), sizes/size issues, sleeping, success stories, teething troubles
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