Can I Use a Menstrual Cup With a Tilted Uterus?

Nov 20, 2020

Can I Use a Menstrual Cup With a Tilted Uterus?

Can I Use a Menstrual Cup With a Tilted Uterus?

Most of the time, ABSOLUTELY. But of course there's more to it than that so let's get into it!

First of All, How Does a Menstrual Cup Work?

A menstrual cup sits inside the vagina under the cervix collecting your flow. It's a super simple concept! Generally you'll just insert your folded cup, let it open then use the base to push it in a bit more so the vaginal walls can hold your cup under your cervix. As long as your cup can sit below the cervix to catch your flow, you should be set!

What If My Uterus is Tilted??

If you have a retroverted (or tipped/tilted) uterus you'll want to make sure you're pushing your cup into place in the right direction. Knowing where your cervix is during your period can be really important and we went over how to measure its height and where it is in this video. You won't necessarily be able to tell exactly how your uterus sits by simply inserting a finger, but you will be able to feel the direction your cervix if pointing, which can help you place the cup accordingly. Whichever way it's tilted, your flow will still come down the vagina. 

Some Reminders!

• The cup fold you use can make a big difference! Feel free to test out a few if you don't love the first one you try. We shared 4 different fold options here.

• Experimenting with different angles and placement positions can be key. Check out these videos for some great visuals

• Eventually you shouldn't need anything beyond your menstrual cup, but wearing a backup such as period underwear when you first start using a cup can provide some serious peace of mind as you get to know your body + how to use your Poppins Period cup. 

Practice and patience are gonna be your best friends! We PROMISE it will be worth it! 

And always, hit us up on Instagram for any questions you may have!

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