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Is it okay to use a mooncup for Lochia, rather than sanitary towels?

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EachPeachPearMum Wed 24-Sep-08 21:17:20

I know tampons are really a no-no, but does anyone know about mooncups?
Thanks!

fuzzywuzzy Wed 24-Sep-08 21:20:13

will it stay up so soon post partum?? do you want to be fiddling with that are post partum, what if you have stitches...I'm not answering your question am I?

fuzzywuzzy Wed 24-Sep-08 21:20:26

will it stay up so soon post partum?? do you want to be fiddling with that area post partum, what if you have stitches...I'm not answering your question am I?

LadyMuck Wed 24-Sep-08 21:21:00

I thought that you couldn't use them for 6 weeks after birth.

VeniVidiVickiQV Wed 24-Sep-08 21:21:56

Your fanjo wont be able to keep it in i'd imagine! No offence an' all wink

morocco Wed 24-Sep-08 21:22:41

ouch

cupcakesinthesnow Wed 24-Sep-08 21:23:32

Oh gawd last thing I would want to do is be putting anything up there after childbirth. Unless you have a c section of course?

LadyMuck Wed 24-Sep-08 21:23:51

Mooncup website confirms you shouldn't use anything internally for 6 weeks.

EachPeachPearMum Wed 24-Sep-08 22:00:22

Oh thanks- sorry- had a emcs last time.... hadn't really thought this through had I? smile
(am crossing legs now at the thought of wanting to use a mooncup-eek) blush

morocco Wed 24-Sep-08 22:02:39

grin
I wondered if you'd had a c section last time!!
if you're wanting to be all eco, I can recommend fairy hammocks instead, although not sure if they would cope with lochia

EachPeachPearMum Wed 24-Sep-08 22:11:19

will ask flame, thanks!

cafebistro Wed 24-Sep-08 22:13:26

What the hell is a mooncup?

Moomin Wed 24-Sep-08 22:14:07

God, no! Even after c-s I was bleeding very heavily. My mooncup sometimes struggles with normal period so post-partum wouldn;t be good idea.

<wince> at idea of yanking at it to pop the suction off just after giving birth. Your insides will come out with it! <faints>

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 24-Sep-08 22:20:17

lol at you even considering it!

EachPeachPearMum Wed 24-Sep-08 22:40:28

Hey- come over here to laugh at me will ya? grin blush

Klaw Wed 24-Sep-08 22:47:08

definitely wouldn't recommend a Mooncup until you are sure that your pelvic floor is up to scratch. Any worries about any prolapse issues and I'd suggest leaving your Mooncup until you've got it sorted. I found that the suction was not helping my slight bladder prolapse, caused(?) by episiotemy and forceps.

And I won't have a bad word said about Mooncups smile

pooka Wed 24-Sep-08 22:53:54

Lord no! shock
The very idea of putting one in and, worse, taking one out after childbirth . Makes me shiver. grin

EachPeachPearMum Thu 25-Sep-08 13:32:17

Gah- I blame pregnancy brain- dunno what I was thinking when I asked this!

(Aren't babies delivered by the fairies, whilst you slumber gently on a bed of moss?)

AnnVan Thu 25-Sep-08 13:45:33

No they aren't - the ladies on the August thread all know that they slide gently out into the world accompanied by gentle harp music and the cooing of doves! grin

chocbiscuits Fri 17-Oct-08 14:20:41

whatever happened to storks? grin

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