26 September 2007 @ 04:18 pm
I'm supposed to start my period in the next couple of days(I'm late for once,or I calculated it wrong),and I was wondering whether or not if those couple of days before your period starts if your vagina/cervix changes positions?
I'm doing the dry run since I don't want any surprises...so.

And also,I'm so nervous about using the diva at school (I'm in High School),I've only really had one successful period, which was in July or August..not sure.

The last one was alright,but I'm not sure about this one since I'd actually be doing something besides staying at home doing nothing...

so can you give me some encouragement please?
I really need it.
Happy Rowanfairgoldberry on September 26th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
The uterus can change positions during your cycle. It shifts a little right around ovulation to be in a better position for implantation. It may be that yours is shifting back a little.


I understand about using the Diva away from home and being nervous. If you're really nervous about it, use a pad or liner backup on the first day. I know that when I'm afraid I'm going to spot through, it seems like I'm running to the bathroom every thirty minutes to 'double check' that it's in right and not leaking, so if I'm doing something unusual (like wearing a pale green bridesmaid dress and standing in front of a church full of people!) I just go ahead with the pad backup for the peace of mind. Then, once I'm comfortable with it ("Hey, I got through a whole day of hiking/work/socializing without so much as a spot!") then the next time I don't have to worry about the backup because I have the confidence that it will be just fine. A lot of it is psychological.

Good luck!
...beanrows on September 27th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Your cervix moves lower at and around menstruation and higher at and around ovulation.
semi-titledpocochina on September 27th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
You might even be able to get away with not emptying it at school, unless you have a very heavy flow. If you do, though, you're okay to just dump the fluid in the toilet, wipe it down with a tissue or something, and re-insert. Hope it goes okay!
Chibitsukichibi on September 27th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
I was nervous using my cup for the first time at college. I kept wondering what I would do if it leaked and I was away from home (that would be an interesting bus ride...) Thankfully, my cup came through for me! It was my first truly comfortable school-period that I can honestly remember. It was wonderful. I could pee without worrying about having to change a tampon (including the stupid crinkly wrapper). No trying to find the right position in a chair so that your tampon doesn't poke you and your pad isn't smooshed against you. I was able to go for a good six hours, including a forty-five minute bus ride home and a fifteen minute walk home, without worrying.

You'll see - you won't even remember your cup is there. When I was at school, a couple times I stopped and wondered if I had forgotten to slip a tampon in before remembering the cup - I was THAT comfortable. You'll get home and wonder why you were so worried!
sophiehollowaysophieholloway on October 2nd, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
When I want to empty at work, I stop and grab a few paper towels before I go into the stall. I wet a few, and leave a few dry. That way I can empty it, wipe it off and dry it a little, and give my fingers a cleaning off too. That way i never emerge from the stall looking like I had just sacrificed a small animal.