Can I Wear A Menstrual Cup After Pregnancy?
Can you wear a menstrual cup after pregnancy? The short answer is a big YES but there are some considerations before doing so (including how long it’s been since you’ve given birth, and if your doctor has approved)! Read on to learn more!
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALWAYS DISCUSS WITH YOUR MEDICAL CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU USE A MENSTRUAL CUP AS THEY WILL BE THE BEST RESOURCE IN HELPING YOU DECIDE IF A MENSTRUAL CUP IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
When Can I Start Wearing A Menstrual Cup After Pregnancy?
Your body may have gone through tons of changes to accommodate your wonderful baby(ies), but you can certainly wear a menstrual cup after pregnancy with one exception: Speak with your physician before wearing a menstrual cup *directly* after giving birth – your body needs time to recover (usually a few weeks or longer). Immediately after birth your body is going through a lot, and a menstrual cup may not be the right fit for you. You may be very sensitive, sore, and experiencing heavy postpartum bleeding as your body eliminates the extra blood and tissue from pregnancy – this bleeding is slightly different from menstruation as it can be very heavy for up to 10 days after birth (learn more here). Once your doctor has given you the OK to use menstrual cups again, you’re in the clear!
What Size Menstrual Cup Should I Get?
This depends on a variety of factors, but as a general guideline the size 2 menstrual cup is recommended for women over 30 or those who have given vaginal birth. If you are under 30 and had a C-Section birth, the size 1 menstrual cup may work for you. Other factors play a role in what size you get including how heavy your flow is, where your cervix sits, etc. Learn more about choosing the right size for you by watching our latest video below:
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We are not medical care professionals – your doctor is your best resource and should be consulted regarding anything health related, including your menstrual health and use of menstrual cups.