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Very embarrassing mooncup help needed!

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FlamingoBingo Tue 11-Aug-09 21:56:36

Ok, first period since DD4 was born 10.5m ago started yesterday morning. Only my sixth period since DD1 was born 6 years ago!

Anyhow, went shopping and bought a much-coveted mooncup to celebrate hmmgrin which I have found fab so far - no leakage and easy to remove and put in (although I'm finding I have to remove and re-insert it a few times on some occasions before I get it right).

Anyway, this morning I needed to do a poo <nervous cough> blush and, as the leaflet says you can leave it in to poo and to wee, I left it in. Except it came out when I pooed blushblushblushblushblushblush

Also, it did slide down a bit when I ran to catch up to someone earlier today.

Is this inevitable with a 4-times-stretched fanjo? Or am I doing something wrong? My pelvic floor is generally pretty strong (except for when trampolining grinblush). Am I expecting too much when it wasn't that long ago I last gave birth?

drinkyourmilk Tue 11-Aug-09 21:58:55

what size are you using? there are 2.

Fwiw i think the mooncup is fab - but for the first time ever (4yrs) i had leakage last month - everyday. It's either time for a new one - or next size up, sigh.

pinkspottywellies Tue 11-Aug-09 22:00:05

Oh god I want to name change for this but haven't got time. Need sleep.

But I tended to grab a wodge of toilet paper and kind of blush hold it in, just in case, when I did a poo (baby is 6m so haven't used it for a while!) blushblushblush

And I guess while you're running you'll just have to squeeze!!

Dior Tue 11-Aug-09 22:00:43

I can't do a poo with mine in either. Is not a problem though really.

I don't have a problem with it slipping down though. I push mine up quite far so maybe that is the reason.

The 'problem' with having to insert it several times does get better. I could do mine in my sleep now!

WorzselMummage Tue 11-Aug-09 22:01:56

I can't poo with mine in either, it just feels wrong.

FlamingoBingo Tue 11-Aug-09 22:02:53

I've got the right size. Can you put it in too far? I know you can't get it lost, but will it do any harm if it's too far up?

fishie Tue 11-Aug-09 22:05:29

i find it starts out quite low down and leaky, then i end up shoving it much higher up. by end of period it is quite a challenge to remove. need liners for first few days too.

welshdeb Tue 11-Aug-09 22:05:59

I find that it can come down/ out when on the loo.

I also find it difficult to wee sometimes if its in a certain position, esp in the morning or if I have got a very full bladder.

ABitWrong Tue 11-Aug-09 22:08:18

I remove it to poo.

It slipped down a little last period and I wondered why. Perhaps it's the weather.

FlamingoBingo Tue 11-Aug-09 22:09:42

I'm going to take it out to use the loo, I think. But I'm just worried about it coming out by mistake at other times too, now!

ABitWrong Tue 11-Aug-09 22:12:30

I don't think it would come right out at other times. The rim would stop it surely.

SparkyFartDust Tue 11-Aug-09 22:13:26

sorry about your mooncup Flamingo.

Mine leaks.

I have the 'MoonBucket' (as another MNetter calls it) size.

Is this definitive proof I have a capacious fanjo?

FlamingoBingo Tue 11-Aug-09 22:15:11

grin re. moonbucket. I haven't had any leaking, thank goodness, just unconfidence in it being securely in if I do anything vigorous! Which is annoying because they say 'it's ok if you run/do sport/whatever' in the leaflet. Why don't they make a size Z?

RedBlueRed Tue 11-Aug-09 22:18:16

I leave mine in to poo but its threads like this that make me check the pan before I flush grin

Out of interest - does it float?

SparkyFartDust Tue 11-Aug-09 22:20:04

Perhaps your fanjo is fine and very pert, but the muscular wall that separates your bottom from your fanjo (can you tell I'm no medic? ) is slightly erm...challenged? So that when you have a poo the muscle involved in pooing impacts on the wall of said fanjo and pushes Mooncup down?

<disclaimer- this is based on no anatomical knowledge whatsoever>

FlamingoBingo Wed 12-Aug-09 09:32:04

Cain - I guess it depends how full of blood it is! Mine kind of bobbed around just under the surface grin

I sneezed earlier and the stump (where I cut the stem off) dug into my vaginal wall and that hurt, but it didn't actually move, as I'd been worried about.

I guess I'll grow in confidence with it the more I use it. Unfortunately, my periods are probably going to be few and far between at the moment, because of bfing still!

MamaGoblin Thu 27-Aug-09 19:17:05

I can't leave mine in to poo - even before DS, it tended to come out otherwise, and I don't think I was particularly capacious! grin

I'm still using my pre-DS size and it isn't coming out or leaking, though. <smug emoticon>

Only on second month of using mine, but I have a related question to those who remove before pooing: um, how do you bear down to remove mooncup and not poo at the same time???

Oh, and is anyone else astonished and ever so slightly shocked at the amount of blood collected in their mooncup? Ever time I empty it, I'm worried that there'll be none left in the rest of my body...

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