I love my cup (large Fleurcup) so much that when I was pregnant with my daughter, I could hardly wait to get back to using my cup. I used pads for lochia. Lucky me, despite breastfeeding, my periods came right back. I did notice that for the first couple of months I had to change where the fold was for insertion as some of the tissues at my entrance were still tender (I tore during delivery). Now, four months after her birth, I can easily insert and remove my cup again.