Changing cups after vaginal birth?
Before pregnancy I used the Lena cup an fell in love. It was definitely a life changing experience for me. I only used it a for a few cycles before getting pregnant.
This is now my first period 18 months after giving birth due to breastfeeding. I’ve had quite a bit of leaking. Day 1 was fine no leak but that night I leaked then day 2 I leaked. Night 2 no leaks and so far day 3 no leaks. I’m guessing it is because I need to get the size up. The Lena is working ok right now but I don’t feel confident that I could work out with it in or go out with it in. I do need to be better about doing my kegels
My questions are
Do I stick with the Lena cup when sizing up? I know they advertise more towards younger women and don’t really mention vaginal birth in there sizing.
Also is there and alternative brand anyone would recommend? I’ve been maybe looking at the salt cup. I’ve never measured my cervix but I know I haven’t had to trim the stem for the lena cup.
Lena is a great cup. If you’re already used to the shape, firmness, ease of use, etc., you might just want to stick with the brand. The larger size may hold a bit more and last you the time that you need to feel comfortable working out and/or leaving the house without worry.
The Lena Cup is a bell-shaped cup with a flared rim. This shape, especially having a flared rim, tend to ride up and sit higher in the vaginal fornix (the space around the cervix). If you find yourself reaching in further to feel the base, this is probably the reason. If you were able to use the small Lena Cup without trimming the stem, then the large should be fine. However, you will now be able to reach the base of the cup easier and may need to trim the stem for comfort.
The Saalt Cup is another great brand. Personally, it seems like the Lena but in a different shape (like they used the same silicone and manufacturer). The Saalt Cup is shorter than some of the average large cups but it doesn’t have a flared rim. So it may still sit a little higher because it’s short, but it shouldn’t ride up as much as the Lena since it doesn’t have a flared rim. I would also suggest trying the larger size of this cup should you choose it. They also have a duo pack that might be a good option.
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