Forewarning: If you are my dad, one of my brothers, or a male/female who doesn’t want to hear about periods (specifically my period), this post isn’t for you. I don’t mind that you know about these things, but if it makes you feel uncomfortable then you can’t stay I didn’t warn you
I’ve known you since I was eleven. It was nice not knowing you while I was pregnant. I thought I wouldn’t know you while exclusively breastfeeding either.
Apparently, I’m one of those lucky ones who gets to experience you while exclusively breastfeeding. My midwife said you come back to 20% of us. I can’t say I was pleased to see you knocking at my door… err, vagina, at 5.5 weeks postpartum.
The only good thing about your early presence, period, is being able to participate in the Softcup campaign, of which I most certainly thought wouldn’t be happening.
So dear friend, I guess I need to accept you into my life again. I’m confident it’ll be easier to do so now that I have Softcup in my life.
Your not-so-happy-period-receiving-while-exclusively-breastfeeding-hoping-it-was-a-fluke body.
Whew! Glad I got that off my chest! To say I was bitter when I received my period so shortly after giving birth is an understatement. Luckily, I had already received my Softcup samples at this point as a “just in case” I could participate type thing. Well, I’m glad I had the samples because I certainly didn’t have any tampons in the house!
Just like learning how to put a tampon in when we were adolescents, learning to put the Softcup in took a little practice. The first time I tried it felt uncomfortable and I could tell I had the wrong placement. The second time I don’t think I had it far enough back and there was some leakage. Third time is a charm though and off I went about my normal day! I even went on a fast-paced three mile walk while trying out the Softcup and there was no leakage! I was actually a little surprised and had made sure to wear a panty liner just in case.
I couldn’t feel the Softcup at all, therefore it meets my comfortability requirement. You are also able to wear it during swimming, sports, and sex. I’m not sure that I would choose the sex route for myself, but it’s nice to know that you have that option.
Anyway, my favorite thing about the Softcup is that it eliminates menstrual odor since the menstrual flow isn’t exposed to the air. The other great thing about both the reusable and disposable Softcup are that they are made of entirely hypoallergenic, non-toxic, latex-free, non-irritating material. There has never been a reported incidence of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) and the wear time is longer than that of a pad of tampon.
I was really happy with this product and need to use the store locator button to make use of my $1 off coupon!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Softcup®.
Have you ever tried Softcup? Would you ever try Softcup?
And because inquiring minds wonder… no, I haven’t gotten a second period yet. I’m currently 11 weeks postpartum and it will be interesting to see if a) I receive one b) if so, how many days a part will they be. When did you receive your first period postpartum?