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Nicola Broadbridge
Hi guys! My periods started again 3 months ago after having my second baby, and unfortunately the arrival of said baby seems to have resulted in everything going south, my cervix is only about 4cm in now and my trusty old mooncup gets pushed out when I walk anywhere :-(

After doing a bit of research I found q couple of other cups to try this cycle, and opted for the small fleurcup and large meluna shorty.

The fleurcup didn't leak, but still felt like it was being pushed down a bit when walking and I could still feel it, even with the stem trimmed off.

Next on the list was the Meluna shorty, which is super comfy and I can't feel it when walking, but the capacity isn't great and I needed to empty it every 3 hours on a heavy day, and then today (day 4) with a lighter flow, it decided to take a trip upwards and then leaked, which was a bit annoying!!

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try next?? I'm tempted by an XL Meluna shorty, but after today's leaky experience I'm not sure??

Please help me as I can't stand tampons and am not a fan of sanitary towels as I have an outdoor job which I'm returning to part time in November.

Thanks in advance!!
 
yayforcupsyayforcups on August 23rd, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you may need something that can stand its ground, maybe a little wider? The low cervix femmycycle is a strange yet useful cup, if you dont mind the learning curve. Sckoon could be an interesting choice for length. You could try the XL shorty meluna but make sure the rim is fully opened, the mooncup doesnt tend to have a problem with opening rims but a lot of cups do as they are softer.
Nicola Broadbridge: pic#125344816GingerNinjaNic on August 23rd, 2015 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think I'll give the Meluna shorty XL a go in the first instance, purely on the basis that if it still doesn't work I'm only £10 down!! Fingers crossed, the Shorty L has been leak free for the rest of today so am suspecting human error on my part this morning.

I've also heard that the larger Fleurcup is supposed to be good for a low cervix/heavy flow but can't get my head round that as it looks huge :-/
m03m on August 24th, 2015 08:43 am (UTC)
Well, think about it this way: the cervix is not the absolute end of the vagina. A wider cup like the large Fleur can sit around the cervix, instead of on top of it like a hat; it needs less room between the cervix and the vaginal entrance.

It's not huge, by the way. You've had babies, it's going to fit. I haven't had babies, and I have a cervix that sits as low as yours, and it fits me just fine.
Nicola Broadbridge: pic#125344816GingerNinjaNic on August 24th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I might give one of those a try too in that case, will report back next month :-)
m03m on August 24th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
Good luck, and yes, let us know how it goes!
bklynmom on August 23rd, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Maybe try a large Fleurcup? It can sit around your cervix and won't be able to slip as much since it is larger. I have similar issues - low cervix at times in my cycle, post baby muscles. Kegels might help too with the slippage. There's some good resources on pelvic muscle exercises on kuradi8's posts. Check them out and see if they help you. Good luck!
Sayga: cat-artemis runningsayga on August 26th, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
A comfy cup you can wear for 3 hours on a heavy day sounds like you've found your answer to me! My cervix is low and I have the MeLuna Shorty in Large. It is perfect for me, but I still can only go 1-2 hours on a heavy day before it overflows, including at night on the nights before/after my heaviest day. It sucks but I don't see a way around it.