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I'm eventually going to order this type of product (don't know which one yet, probably just the least expensive), but have a question as to which size. I've seen that you should order one size before childbirth, and the other size after.<br><br>
I know that the deciding factor is vaginal childbirth, but don't know if I "qualify" for that, LOL (I know - what a thing to not know, right?).<br><br>
I ended up having DS by c/s, BUT I had completely dilated and had pushed him down so far that we could touch his head before he got "stuck", so I *think* that cervically (is that a word?), it's like I had him vaginally.<br><br>
I'm guessing the sizing is based on cervical changes after dilation (?), but don't know for sure - anyone know?<br><br>
Okay, now I feel like a weirdo, but I figured it's better to ask than to order the wrong size.<br><br>
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you would need the size for those who HAVE had a vaginal birth.<br><br>
This is from the divacup website:<br><br><br>
The DivaCup™ is available in two models:<br><br>
Model 1: for women under 30 years old who have never had childbirth or c-sections.<br>
Model 1 is 1/4 " (0.6 cm) smaller in diameter than Model 2<br><br>
Model 2: for women who have had vaginal childbirth or c-sections; and for women who are over 30 years old and never had childbirth.<br>
We recommend Model 2 if you are over 30 years old because as we age, our hips naturally widen and the vaginal muscles lose elasticity. Since it is the vaginal muscles which hold The DivaCup in place, it is important to follow the sizing guidelines.<br><br><br>
Also, the Divacup is less exspensive than the keeper.<br><br>
HTH
 

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Thank you - I hadn't been to the Divacup website yet - guess I could have figured it out when I ordered, huh?<br><br>
So it sounds like it's dependent on vaginal muscles as to which size. I wonder what they'd recommend for a woman who had a c/s with no trial of labor....<br><br>
Just wondering out loud.<br><br>
Thanks for your help.
 

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I have the Keeper and have had nothing but EXCELLENT customer service from them. The woman called me to clarify a number on my credit card and we chatted about kids and stuff for abotu 20 minutes. I'd never met her before in my life. There are great people there. I think personally that I would pop over and send them a quick email or call their toll free number just to be certain. That's a tough question so maybe just hearing it from them would be good? I dont' know. Best of luck to you. I love my Keeper, it was a GREAT investment. I feel really good about not contributing to all the useless waste in this world.<br><br><br>
Meg<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 
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