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07 February 2014 @ 02:06 pm
So I bought my first cup yesterday, a Diva Cup 2, mostly because it was available locally in a store. I have had two dry runs so far and I've had really 0 issues getting it in or out, or getting it to pop open. (yippy). I switched because my once easy peasy, 3 days and we're done periods have been replaced with, 1-2 weeks of a blood bath and a new tampon every two hours fiasco, after baby #2. sigh. well we can't have it all can we. Well with a 3yo and an infant it's a PITA to drag them to the store for girly products that I'm tired of FLYING through each month. SO HERE WE ARE. AF is due tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited. (Isn't it fun to get excited about your PERIOD? I'm certainly enjoying it.)

SO. truth time. I'm pretty much on the anti-disposables bandwagon. It's a fun one because I love to sew and knit. Does anyone here use Mama cloth with their cup? I am thinking of whipping up a few panty liners for myself just because I think I might like the ability to do either. I tend to have like 2 or 3 days of, i think it's over... Just kidding, bleeding at the end of my period and the cup theoretically seems like over kill for that. Also I am a CNA working 12hr hospital shifts. Not a place to risk a leak let alone stop every 5 minutes to change myself. GAG.
megankgrmegankgr on February 7th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the world of cups! I was looking into cloth pads when I was leaking with my previous cup (I think it was too small) but since switching to a L soft MeLuna I haven't needed much backup. I actually love using my cup even on light days, I don't think of it as overkill. This may be TMI, but Since getting my IUD I have quite a bit of discharge at certain times if the month and I've actually taken to wearing my cup on those days. It's so wonderful and I'm much more comfortable than when I was wearing pads! Cheers on your diva purchase and good luck in your pad-making indeavors!
Carriecarrieb on February 8th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
I've started using mama cloth with my cup when I can't seem to get my cup to work right (granted, I used it for 7 years without issue and in the past 6 months I've been having leaks. Luckily I had the cloth pads left over from when I made them for having baby #2). Works great for me. I just bought a new cup, so hopefully it will be a better fit than my old one has become.
ginny587ginny587 on February 11th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
Even though I've got the cup routine/technique down, I still wear back-up cloth pads just in case. The fun part of teaching nobody mentions often: we don't get bathroom breaks aside from lunch. So I'm just way paranoid that if I leak or something happens during a class I can't just run out and fix it.
Always wanted to try making my own! Seems simple enough. It's nice to have the extra peace of mind that there's backup there just in case. Cute, comfortable, fun back up. Though, in all honesty, once your technique is set you won't need the back up very often.