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    Quote Originally Posted by GemJane View Post
    Thank you for your response.
    I got my period late yesterday at work so used a tamp until I got home and after shower before bed and then put in cup (first time ever)
    So yes it was fresh, but maybe not inserted correctly? It feels totally comfortable, but I’m worried it isn’t unfolding once inserted? Like it’s staying in the “c” fold?
    Just now I went to the loo and had blood on my pad so either I’m not inserting correctly or the one I’m using is too small.
    It is day one so my flow is pretty heavy.
    I don’t know lol. So confused. But I really love it so am going to persist.
    I will add that the two I have are a no name brand I bought from a fb site, so maybe I need to try a better brand (suggestions welcome) and I’m also using the smaller one, again being a first timer I was nervous about the fit.
    Thanks in advance xx
    Try the punch down fold. I know I struggled with c-fold.
    Also, if you have given birth you’ll need a bigger one.
    Trust me, “no name” ones work... they’re just as effective(I use them myself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffabella View Post
    Try the punch down fold. I know I struggled with c-fold.
    Also, if you have given birth you’ll need a bigger one.
    Trust me, “no name” ones work... they’re just as effective(I use them myself).
    Thanks so much. You’ve been more than helpful. Will look up punch down fold. I had a c sect, another reason I thought the smaller would be ok.
    Maybe just some trial and error.
    Thanks so much again!

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    No problems, I wish you well with it.

    The cup has literally changed my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GemJane View Post
    Reviving this thread:
    Used my cup for the first time last night for overnight and had. Huge leak this morning. Is that normal? The seal felt really good when I went to bed, but maybe I hadn’t inserted it correctly or the 10 hours I had it in, on day 1 of period was too much. I’m persisting today with a pad in to see how it goes. Also having trouble getting it out.
    Any tips on first time, night time use would be awesome xx
    Was it full when you took it out? I wear modo bodi's overnight on night one with my cup because it gets over full. It's fitted perfectly, just my flow is heavy on night one.
    As for sizing...I perservered with a larger cup for months because I had had vaginal births with my children...but it was ill fitting. Went to a smaller one and it fits perfectly. The whole 'having a bigger size because you've had a baby' is not true for everyone, however if you continue to have problems with your cup leaking then I would imagine it's a sizing issue.

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    I have the same problem with mine I have a juju and because of my shape go the smaller size but on days 2-3 I will empty it hourly and night time 1-2 times plus an overnight pad. Obviously I have a super heavy period and need to do the same if I were using tampons anyway

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    I only tried mine once at night, not a very heavy flow time, but it leaked the second I stood up. It was like my body shape changed when lying down and it no longer fits.

    I had 2 CS births and use a large. I have a very high cervix (impossible for me to reach) so wanted something that wouldn't get lost. I've got great pelvic floor muscles, so it's not like a cup would ever 'fall out" lol!

    I don't bother with mine on my heaviest day as the layout of the work toilet makes it impossible to empty it and clean it out there. In the mornings on my heavier days I get some light blood initially but it just seems to be what was on the 'walls' when I inserted it. I insert it in the shower too. When I've actually had it overflow, it was a very distinct feeling and quite a bit of dark blood came out all at once. So very different to the morning spotting.


 

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