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Mooncup after having a baby

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Bellyrub1980 Fri 09-Jan-15 21:01:50

I'm 8 weeks post labour and have just started taking Cerelle (AKA cheap cerezette) instantly I started bleeding and bloody sick to death of pads!!

So I'm back on the moon cup. Getting it in was fine but getting it out.... a bit traumatic!!! OUCH!!

Does it get easier??!

rootypig Fri 09-Jan-15 21:04:42

I went back to mooncup post birth (though not until 6 months, as BF stopped my period and no contraceptive). I found it really irritated the scar tissue in my perineum (2nd degree tear), and also that I had to go up a size.

Presumably you had a vaginal delivery - did you tear at all? if it's causing you pain I would use tampons until it doesn't.

Bellyrub1980 Fri 09-Jan-15 21:13:37

Yes, vaginal birth with episiotomy and 5 small tears.

Perhaps ive been a bit ambitious then. I'm dreading getting it out again sad

Are you back to using it now?

Bellyrub1980 Fri 09-Jan-15 21:14:08

It doesn't hurt while its in by the way, it's just getting it out!!

rootypig Fri 09-Jan-15 21:38:46

Oh yes my DD is two grin once it's in the right position I don't notice it's there, but if I don't get it quite right then the pressure on the back edge of my vaginal wall (iyswim, close to the perineum, where the stem of the mooncup gets snagged for me if it's too low) is still much more uncomfortable than before.

There's most pressure when you pop it out, and if it is very sore, as I say, just use tampons for now, and try again in a month or two.

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