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17 February 2017 @ 09:49 pm
Hello,
I am 36, have had one baby (vaginal delivery). I have mild incontinence (only when I cough and forget to control myself :)) Based on all this I think my pelvic floor muscles are not what they used to be. My cervix is 4.7 cm- 5 cm (around 2") from vaginal opening. It pretty much stayed like that before, during and after my period.
I used my Diva 2 cup for one cycle only. I know that is not enough to make any final conclusions and I still hope this cup will maybe work for me in the end. The cup was leaking for the first two days. It was only half full when I checked it. First few days of my period I lived in my washroom :) and I think I managed to place the cup properly in the end. I made sure the cup was open and I could rotate it (full 360 degrees). My main problem is the position this cup moves to 15 minutes after I put it in. It sits sideways angled to the left and it is very uncomfortable. I know other people had the same issue, but my problem is pressure and pain after a while. I decide to cut the stem off after 2 days but that didn't help.
When I was researching what cup to buy I just couldn't be sure is my cervix, being around 2" from the vaginal opening, considered to be low, high or medium.
So my questions are:
1. Based on my cervix position, is the Diva too long? Do I need shorter cup then?
2. Do you think the cup moves to one side because my pelvic floor is weak? Do I need firmer or softer cup maybe?

I have been trying to find answers to my questions for days with no luck, so I hope someone here has similar experience and can answer my questions.
Thanks in advance. I really want this to work even if I have to buy another cup.
 
bklynmom on February 20th, 2017 04:03 am (UTC)
You might need a wider cup. Also pelvic muscle strengthening would probably help. But try the diva again before you give up.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 27th, 2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
If you think the Diva is too long, try flipping it inside out to shorten it. See if it fits you better that way. Doing so also turns it from a pointy based cup to a blunt based cup. It's perfectly OK to wear it that way, whether just for a few days or your whole period.

Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for more helpful hints, including a section on strengthening your pelvic floor. It also links to one of the many sets of size charts. If you don't like that one (slightly out of date) then there are MANY others online.