Hoping this is the right place for this. Ladies who use them, do you have to adjust yours whenever you use the restroom? Today is my first full day wearing one and I've gone to the restroom twice today, the first time everything was ok the second time it started leaking (a lot) and I had to take it out and just put a pad on. It didn't seem full when I took it out, it'd only been in for about 6 hours.
I remember reading that they would sometime leak when you used the bathroom, and was normal, but I had issues when I used them. ( I used them for TTC, but tried them with my period, and it was just a huge bloody mess)
I never had any problems with them. They usually leak with bowel movements tho. But I do always double check they are in the correct spot when I go to the bathroom. (Partly because I'm OCD and double check everything) just always make sure the back of the ring is behind your cervix (like hooked on it) and make sure you can feel your whole entire cervix (not only part of it) through the plastic part. That's what I do and no problems.
It does have a learning curve to it but once you get used to it it's way better than tampons IMO.
You could also do kegels daily to tighten up the muscles. I hear that prevents leaking.
Thanks ladies. I think it's part of the learning curve. Something definitely happened because I went from like a spot here and there when I'd use the restroom to my panties were soaked through (sorry for TMI). I just need to get adjusted to knowing exactly where it's placed. I'm not exactly an expert on my anatomy down there (I'm embarrassed to say I've honestly never successfuly been able to find my own cervix, I always just assumed it was way high or that I had short fingers ).... so this is all a learning experience. When I had it in yesterday evening it was so much more comfortable than a pad and my cramps actually went away... so I was pretty disappointed when it leaked today.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy to Makai & Miles:</b>" Thanks ladies. I think it's part of the learning curve. Something definitely happened because I went ... [snip!] ... was so much more comfortable than a pad and my cramps actually went away... so I was pretty disappointed when it leaked today."</blockquote>
If you want you could always try a diva cup instead?? I had that before the soft cup but I actually leaked with it more often (but not all the time). And I had it in correctly all the time. What works for some may not work for other and vice versa. The diva sits a lot lower though.