I’m 34; have had 2 births but never engaged/dilated/delivered vaginally (2 c-sections; was told by many docs my pelvis is far too narrow – i have no idea if pelvis shape effects specifically vaginal or cervical shape/size).

I first tried a divacup size 2 – extraordinarily painful. I can get it in, but it doesn’t seem to open and hurts while inside (uncomfortable pressure) and getting it out is torturous.

I then took the MeLuna quiz and bought the smaller classic Meluna. Compared to the Divacup 2, it’s like half the size. It’s very comfortable and I don’t feel it – but it’s leaking. When I remove it, the cup isn’t empty so it is clearly catching plenty – but the leaking is obviously not ideal.

Did I just try 2 far sides of the spectrum in terms of sizing and that’s why I am not having luck? Should I size up from the MeLuna Classic smaller size? Could I just be inserting it incorrectly? Or could it just be because of a heavier than usual flow (post 2nd kid, I have a very heavy early period – changing a super tampon every 2 hours – for the first day or 2 and then VERY light after that…don’t know if this will continue or change back since I’m still under 1yr from my hormones returning to normal).


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