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As I've stated above, I want to go into using cups, and I'd love to hear recommendations based on people in a similar situation, with two children and around the age of 23. I love the idea of cups, and how much more cost efficient it is than the alternatives. I will, however, be getting the mirena about six weeks after giving birth to my second child. Dont know if it's going to be a (major) factor, but my children are going to be about 13 months apart. Price is no problem, as this is an investment in myself, hehe. :) also, I'm not sure if this has been asked, but thank you in advance!
 
seaweed88: pic#126028927seaweed88 on April 10th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
You'll need to measure your cervix height to help you choose a cup. Make sure you check over the course of your cycle, since it might rise/lower throughout
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 10th, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC)
There are sizing guidelines and a set of size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ If you don't like that chart, there are many others online. Also follow the link to Common Questions and pay particular attention to the section about strengthening your pelvic floor. Having a kid or two always weakens it but it doesn't take much to tone it back up.

The large Fleurcup gets very good reviews as a "Mommy sized" cup. Compare its dimensions and shape to others and decide what you think would fit/suit you best.
devaughn_wifeydevaughn_wifey on April 11th, 2016 04:52 pm (UTC)
My sons are 15-months apart. Their age has not effected me negatively, you should be fine... and when one is chasing two VERY active, VERY mischievious boys around all the time... it kind of puts any menstruation product to the test.

TMI I guess, but maybe it will help you somehow... The reason I began to seek out other options after my second son was born (Instead of handling things the same way I always had), was my flow increased from ""Annoying but manageable" after my first son to "This is INSANE!! I don't dare get more than 2 rooms away from the bathroom or we'll have major problems" bad after my second. Time spent bleeding increased from 4-days to 9-days total and all 9 of those days are hell, and then started passing large clots. All of this bleeding crap is exasperated by the fact I have a blood clot disorder (my body randomly produces clots for no reason which then could end up in vital organs) and I've been put on blood thinners for the rest of my life.

My first son was 8-pounds 14-ounces, second son was 10-pounds 1-ounce, which KILLED my pelvic floor, so it was suggested I consider a "rounded" or "blunt bottom" cup instead of a "pointed" or "tapered" cup by some of the ladies here, I took their advice and haven't had trouble so far... it's only the first month though.

From the way you have phrased this post, it gives the impression you are currently pregnant. Did I read that correctly?? If so, you may want to hold off until you know better how this baby will effect things like your pelvic floor strength. Don't want to spend $40 on something you'll never use because you need one shape or the other...

Assuming I understand what I've read elsewhere... You also wouldn't be able to actually figure out your post-baby cervix height until about 2-months after you've gotten your period back after post-birth bleeding stops...