Jump to content

Question for menstrual cup users with a Mirena


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 EJ75

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

Hi ladies

Is there anyone out there who still uses their menstrual cup after being fitted with a Mirena?  Was it something you discussed with your gyno/GP/OB?

My gyno advised me not to use mine after I asked her when she inserted my mirena.  Mind you, she had never heard of menstrual cups before which suprised me  unsure.gif   After I explained to her what they were and how they worked, she thought it would be best not to use mine just in case I didn't break the suction properly.

Anyway, I am 4 months into having my mirena and still getting a lot of spotting.  Not much but enough for me to use a tampon or pad (both of which I hate).  I really want to use my cup but I am worried I might accidently dislodge my mirena.  I cannot risk another pregnancy due to all 3 of my previous pregnancies being high risk and all resulting in preterm birth.  

So what do you think?  Am I overthinking it? Have you had any worries along these lines?

TIA





#2 qak

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

I think that if your gyno has recommended you to not use one that should be the answer.

#3 Silly Sausages

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Hi,

I have the copper IUD and I have just started using a menstrual cup. I had thought about it  but given how high  up the coil sits I don't think it is an issue. TO be honest I haven't had a professional opinion on this but I have read on other forums and this one that others also use it with a Mirena or copper coil.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a Springfree Trampoline!

Click now for your chance to WIN a Springfree Trampoline (R54 Compact Round) plus Australia-wide delivery ? valued up to $1774!

Midwife's hand inside birth canal for 90 minutes saves baby's life

Baby Emelia's arrival into the world wasn't exactly smooth sailing.

Melbourne - get your FREE tickets!

Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.

It's really hard work, baby, but still worth it

You are over it and you want to know, is this all worth it?

Vitamin K injections: what you need to know

Why do babies need vitamin K after birth? Here's what you need to know.

Mum's emotional letter on last day of maternity leave

A heartfelt letter from a mum to her nine-week-old son has a struck a chord with working mothers everywhere.

What I learnt after having six miscarriages

Experiencing recurrent miscarriage is like entering an endless dark tunnel. Once you enter that tunnel it is a fight from start to finish

Recall issued for popular brand of baby biscuits

You will want to check your cupboard and give these the flick, after a recall was issued this week.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

See Pinky McKay live - for FREE

Pinky will be speaking daily at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Melbourne, 28-30 April. Free tickets now!

 

Last chance for free tickets

See Pinky McKay live - for FREE

Pinky will be speaking daily at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Melbourne, 28-30 April. Free tickets now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.