Hello, I’m 36 and I’ve had 3 vaginal births, I’ve tried several cups over the last year and a half, the Lena, Lunette, and Intimina. I have a high cervix with a tilted uterus (cervix). I’ve really gotten to know my body well and realize that I can not get these cups around my cervix. I really don’t want to give up, but I’m super frustrated with the leaks, my pad will be full and there will be nothing in my cup, but when I put it in just right, it works great! I also have very heavy periods my first two days, but the last 2 are always super light. Which cup(s) do you recommend for someone like me?
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It sounds like you might be pushing your cervix to the side. Do you normally check the position or your cup after you’ve inserted it?
After you insert the cup, use a finger to swipe the rim (or as far up as you can) to feel if there’s any indentations. If there are, it’s a sign that the rim of the cup may have gotten held back from opening completely.
Gently wiggle or rock the cup back and forth moving it down a bit so that your cervix can drop into place.
You can see an example here: https://youtu.be/o2YtfxUMeV4?t=4m7s
I’ve fast forward the time stamp to begin at that specific tip.
Hopefully this will do the trick to stop your leaking issues 🙁
If this doesn’t solve your problem, you might want to look into a longer “bell”-shaped cup (perhaps without a flared rim) with a higher capacity like the LaliCup large.
- Longer – length for ease of reach for high cervix
- Bell-shaped for higher capacity or to accommodate a cervix that dips into the cup
- “Regular” rim – (hopefully) doesn’t allow the cup to ride up and sit higher than cups that have a flared rim
Good Luck <3