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16 February 2013 @ 08:28 am
Hello, I have been a Diva cup (small) user for approximately 7 years and I haven't had any mechanical problems since first starting use. I have a very heavy flow and am used to having to dump my cup a few times a day on my heaviest days which is not a problem. However, lately my cup seems to be sitting really LOW.
I am 26, I recently (2months ago) suffered a miscarriage and during my 1st cycle afterwards I had no trouble with my cup. I am an inside out user because my cervix is so low. However, now that my cycle seems to have re-regulated this cycle my cup is sitting really low, so that even when it's in properly, no leakage, it still is not comfortable. I have found that when I go to the bathroom I need to readjust even on my lighter days which wasn't a problem before.
Is it time to upsize? The diva cup website says after a pregnancy to move up a size, but I wasn't sure where that line got drawn. I was 11wks (fairly early) at the time of the loss and I am not sure if I should move up a size.
Any suggestions? I love my cup and want to continue to use it, I just want to not have to dump and adjust every time I use the bathroom (1 or 2).
Thanks in advance!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 16th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
I think you might be more comfortable with a shorter cup -- one that you don't need to flip inside out. The 3mm of rim width will NOT make a significant difference, however the SHAPE of your next cup probably will.

Use the size charts at the Community FAQ or http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ to eliminate those that you don't think will fit you and then use the side-by-side comparison photos to pick the one with the shape that calls to you from those that remain.

FYI: The inside out Diva fits me and I love my large Lunette for heavy days. However, the large Lunette is rather stiff and I often wonder if the large Fleurcup wouldn't be more comfortable because it's squishier. So consider the large Fleurcup to see if you think you'd like it.

(Edited for clumsy wording)

Edited at 2013-02-16 01:50 pm (UTC)
rbca03rbca03 on February 16th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
I also started out with a small Diva, but found it a bit long for me. I also have a low cervix, which the pointy Diva didn't work too well with, as so much capacity was compromised. I ended up buying a large Fleurcup, and it's perfect!! I still have to empty it a few times during the day on my heavy day(s), but overall it's been great and I'm very happy with it. It's the one particular cup I've bought extra of and given to my friends, since I practically never hear of anyone for whom it didn't work. It's also on the very low end of the price scale for menstrual cups. :D

Edited at 2013-02-16 02:19 pm (UTC)
Skyeabuja on February 16th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
thanks, the more I read about the fleur cup the more I think it might work well for me!