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Hi everyone! I have read pretty much every single thing on these boards about tilted uterus and trial and error methods to prevent leakage-- with no luck to help me thus far. My uterus is so tilted that when the doctor would check to see how dilated I was during childbirth, I thought she was trying to reach back for my spine. Ugh. I have had three vaginal births, and am using a Silicone MoonCup, as I have a very strong pelvic floor that squeezes all other cups. My cervix is high and very tilted, so I have to get it way up there, but really at this point I try to place it anywhere to see what works. I accept the leakage at this point, as some leakage is better than using tampons for sure. Also- this may be kind of TMI, but in the immediate vaginal opening wall area, are there muscle type tissues there? Is that what the "pelvic wall" is? I wonder if blood is leaking around these different valley areas? What is that? It's not exactly smooth walls in there. Does it need to go above that?

Thanks for all your advice in advance. It is truly amazing how one could have three pregnancies and births and really just now be getting to know/understand what is going on in there! I will say that even with all the difficulties I am having, using a menstrual cup has been wonderful compared to tampons, and I am glad I made the switch 6 months ago.

Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 8th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
The pelvic FLOOR is near there. Sit on the toilet, insert your finger and give it a little squeeze. That's your PC (pubococcygeus) pelvic floor muscle. Above it, your vaginal walls are more involuntary than voluntary. They get less elastic with age and with pregnancy/childbirth.

Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints.

Edited to add: As for your tilted uterus, that shouldn't make a difference. Analogy: It doesn't matter which way the room (uterus) faces beyond the door (cervix) because the cup is only using the hallway (vagina.)


Edited at 2015-04-08 07:39 pm (UTC)
3v1L sh33p3v1lsh33pz on April 11th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
I have a tilted uterus and find that wearing my cup lower works better for me; the bottom of the cup is right inside the opening and no stem. Sometimes I have residual "slobber" after dumping my cup, but no true leaking. I have no idea if my tilted uterus is why wearing my cup lower works better for me or if the two are unrelated, but if you haven't tried it, maybe see if a lower position helps you?