Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DivaCup Review and GIVEAWAY

This is going to be an honest review of the DivaCup in all of it's glory! It may be TMI but it comes with the territory and is necessary to decide whether you will want to try it! My hunch is you will ;) Lets start with the basics about it:
It is a latex, BPA and plastic free silicon cup worn internally to collect menstrual flow. It can be worn up to 12 hours without worry of TSS better known as toxic shock syndrome. 2 great things right there. No worry of latex allergies harmful chemicals and no TSS!!! Oh and no dyes, colors or additives! And it gets better. There are only 2 sizes to choose from and it is so simple.

Model 1: For women under 30 years old who have never delivered vaginally or by cesarean section.
Model 2: For women over 30 years old and/or for women who have delivered vaginally or by cesarean section. How easy is that???

Now for my personal experience:
I have the model 2 even though I'm under 30 because I have delivered 3 babies. It is suggested to trim the stem to avoid discomfort but I decided not to and decide if I needed to after the fact. I ended up keeping it the original length as it never bothered me. One of my favorite features being that for me I experienced only 1 leak in the 3 cycles I have used it. It wasn't even until my second cycle and most likely due to my kids yelling for me so I was rushing and apparently didn't get it in just right with a good seal. Nothing I couldn't go in and fix right away since I could feel it was off a bit. I was very afraid to leave the house the first few days as I have a very heavy flow. I never had a leak even at night!!!! It was amazing there in that fact. Also on light days it is nice to just put it in and be able to forget it for awhile without any fear. My days are full with 3 little ones so one less thing is great! I will say there are tons of ways to "fold" it so if at first you don't succeed try again. I lucked out and had no issue with the "U" style fold. When you are ready to empty just pull it out and wash with hot water and mild soap or the diva wash. There are a list of things NOT to use here along with answers to every possible question you may have.

I also want to mention I have a tilted uterus and that is what caused me to hold off on trying the DivaCup for so long since I had heard it doesn't work well with that issue. Like I said above I have had no issues with leaks or discomfort at all. Another thing I love is how easy it is to pack the small bag it comes with in my purse or bag. We are on the road a lot so it is great to not have to pack a box of tampons and just the simple bag that fits anywhere.

I was not paid for this review or endorsement.

If you would like to buy the DivaCup you can "Buy Now" or look for a retailer near you with the "Store Finder".

Even better enter for your chance to WIN one!!!! This is my first giveaway and I can't think of a better product. Here are the rules:
The giveaway opens on 5/03 and ends at midnight on 6/03. The winner will be announced in this blog post. The winner will have 48hrs to claim their prize and must contact me.

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