Wow! What a fabulous creation. Thank you! At the age of 40 I never thought I would ever be comfortable with my periods. Always dreaded that time of the month. This thing is wonderful! I don't feel it. Easy to use. No worries about carrying a tampon on pad in my pocket or bag anymore. During family outings and activities, I now have one less thing to worry about. And it doesn't leak (and I've had 3 kids vaginally, so I was concerned). I just want to say thank you for making this product.
Rachel Ledbetter of Dallas, Texas!
We loved Rachel's description of how she would spend 12 uninterrupted hours. We also learned she is exactly the kind of woman we know so many Softcup fans to be - smart, strong and big-hearted. Read our interview below!
Winning entry: Walking around Tokyo with my hubby! There is so much to see there is no time for bathroom breaks!
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological issues seen in the primary care office. It is described as a condition that occurs when endometrial cells grow outside the uterus. Endometrial cells normally grow inside the uterus, lining the uterine wall. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, this lining of cells (called the endometrium) responds to the body’s hormones by growing and thickening to prepare for the possibility of a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg implants, the lining is shed during menstruation and thins as hormone levels drop.
Today, Dr. Ko addresses whether or not Softcup can cause cramping.
For something that happens on a monthly basis for several decades of our lives, women rarely talk about menstruation. The things we associate with periods—leaks, stains, cramps, PMS—aren’t always easy to deal with or discuss. The most embarrassing or uncomfortable questions are often reserved for friends or doctors, but finding the time or moment for that conversation can be difficult, as well.
Something is going around. And that something is a nasty flu. Everywhere you look people, are sneezing, coughing and shivering. The best prevention this season is knowledge. It's time to debunk common flu myths.
This week Dr. Ko discusses using Softcup with a vaginal sling: