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Hexeengel Liebeslied
24 July 2007 @ 02:02 pm
I searched the memories and tags, and the cup websites, and didn't see anything about this, so here goes...

My husband and I are "not not-trying" to get pregnant again (as in, we're not doing anything to prevent it, but aren't being super vigilant in our conception attempts either). Before this, I'd put in my Diva Cup a day or two before my period was due, just so I wouldn't have to worry about being surprised with stains, etc.. Now, though, I'm paranoid that, if I do get pregnant, doing this in anticipation of menstruation might cause a miscarriage due to the suction :/ Am I really being paranoid, or is this a legitimate concern? Thanks ladies.

(P.S.: I've been making due with pads the last couple months instead of inserting the cup early, but they're drying and uncomfortable, so I don't want to keep doing this if I don't have to.)
wanderingstars9wanderingstars9 on July 24th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
I have no idea about what kinds of effects the suction has.

But, as for the pads being drying and uncomfortable, have you tried cloth pads? They really are heavenly.
sprgtimesprgtime on July 24th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine that cup usage could possibly risk miscarriage. By the time your period would be due, if you were pregnant, the embryo would have implanted on the wall of your uterus, which is the cavity above your cervix. Your cervix only has a very tiny opening of a hole in it, and during pregnancy that becomes even smaller and it seals itself up to keep in baby.
The cup is inserted into the vagina, which is beneath the cervix. So I would think the cervix would be a barrier toward any suction happening in the vagina, and anything that may be going on in the uterus.

If you're concerned about it, your best bet would be to ask your doctor. Although good luck, because most doctors haven't heard of it.
mum2caden on July 24th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Once conception occurs your cervix immediately closes up tight to protect the embryo. The suction of the cup will only effect the out side of your cervix at that point, therefore, there is no real worry of miscarriage.
bomega on July 25th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Umm...I thought that if you get pregnant, you won't have a period, so you would have no occasion to put the cup in? Cuz you will be "late"?
bomega on July 25th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Sorry Sorry! I just read you post in full...
bomega on July 26th, 2007 08:57 am (UTC)
I see...I stand corrected.
Jackieagraciado on July 25th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
This is a myth. So many women believe if they bleed, then they aren't pregnant. Women can have break-through bleeding even if they are pregnant--it's like a light period. I have a friend who got pregnant and didn't realize it for seven months because she had no pregnancy side effects and she had break-through bleeding that she thought was her period.