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Menstrual Cup Review is part one of a two part series on surviving your period every month. I know this may not be for everyone but this topic isn’t talked about openly and I fully believe it should! Sharing 9 steps to a better period cause we all have one it and it always sucks.
9 steps for a healthier and more enjoyable PERIOD
One: Chocolate. ALL the chocolate.
TWO: Massage/pressure. I love using lavender oil on my stomach to relieve discomfort.
THREE: High waisted clothing: my favorite LEGGINGS and JEANS during my period.
FOUR: Lots of water.
FIVE: Magnesium. Saves me every time! It helps to relax your muscles.
SIX: DivaCup!!! (more below!)
SEVEN: Good sleep. I try and make sure I get 8 hours on my period otherwise I am more miserable then I should be.
EIGHT: Hot bath. I love to add lavender oil to my bath to help me relax.
NINE: Heat Rice Pack. I have a duck that is filled with rice. I cuddle with him on my stomach and it totally changes my pain level.
These 9 steps are ones I follow every month and have helped me ease my period discomfort and all around unenjoyable feelings. The one I want to expand on today is the DivaCup. Yup, this is also a menstrual cup review. I promise you want to learn more about this.
I first started using the DivaCup a couple years ago. I had read it helped with alleviating some of the period symptoms that make life super difficult to live! Such as cramps, constantly overflowing tampons, waking up in the night super uncomfortable, etc.
After using the DivaCup, I figured out my routine for my period. I don’t use the DivaCup exclusively during my entire period, only for about 4 days which are my heaviest. I found that the lighter days (day 5 and 6) it was uncomfortable to wear so I wear light tampons on these days.
Curious how it works? They have a detailed guide HERE.
Want to find out if your store carries it? Look it up here! I found mine at Target and who doesn’t mind another reason to go on a Target run?!
I love so many things about the DivaCup but want to share both sides of this with you:
-Way cheaper than tampons.
-I can go longer without changing it.
-Fewer cramps. For me personally, it doesn’t as many cramps as tampons do.
-Don’t have to carry tampons with me every day or having to make sure I use the bathroom at certain increments to be sure I don’t leak.
-I don’t have leaking fiascos. Let me tell you, having to take an extended lunch to go buy new dress pants and panties is not a fun conversation to have with your boss.
-Better for me. The least amount of toxins I can put in my body the better. It’s free of chemicals, plastics, BPA, latex, and dyes.
-Travels super well! I don’t have to take a huge bag of tampons if I will be on my period while traveling.
-Doesn’t mess with your PH balance. This is a pain and I know you know what I am talking about. The DivaCup collects vs. stores so there is no irritation.
-Super comfortable! It’s made out of 100% healthcare silicone that moves with you so it will not feel like it’s pushing or pinching you in any way.
-It sits low to allow easy insertion and removal.
-It comes in two sizes, look HERE to see what size you would need.
COULD LIVE WITHOUT:
-Having it sit out in the open to dry. Not going to lie, at the end of my period this is the worst part for me.
-Taking the time to clean it 2 times a day. This is not a huge deal but I have to be sure that I take the time first thing in the morning and after I get off work to take it out and clean it. This means not running errands after work and going straight home.
-Getting used to placing it correctly. If you don’t take the time to place it correctly, it will leak due to it not being in the correct position to catch everything. It took me a couple tries but now that I have the hang of it, it’s a BREEZE!
Click this image to get yours from Target!