Billettes Baubles Pad Review

Billettes Baubles Pad Review

Billettes Baubles Pad Review

When searching for reusable menstrual pad shops, you’re typically buying from a work at home store. I’ve purchased from many over the past few years and to be completely honest, some are not great. I’ve received poorly sewn pads and pads that weren’t made with the greatest materials.

Luckily, there are shops like Billettes Baubles that provide the best quality, top-notch sewing, beautiful patterns and a high range of absorbency options. Take a look at my pad samples and shop through my affiliate link to see her store!

billettes baubles pad review

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Reusable Menstrual Cups for Heavy Flow

Reusable Menstrual Cups for Heavy Flow

Reusable Menstrual Cups for Heavy Flow

Reusable menstrual cups are increasing in popularity. Many brands offer a size 1 and a size 2, or small and large and most have about the same capacity, around 30 mls for their large cup. While this is great for many reusable menstrual cup users, for others it’s not enough.

Many menstruators find that their menstrual cup volume isn’t enough, it fills up quickly, overflows and can’t go long between emptying. Many find that a reusable menstrual cup with a higher volume is the solution! Here are heavy flow menstrual cups below.

reusable menstrual cups for heavy flow

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Menstrual Cup and IUD

Menstrual Cup and IUD

Menstrual Cup and IUD

One of the most common questions about IUDs, or intrauterine devices, is if you can use them with a menstrual cup. An IUD is a T-shaped flexible plastic device that’s inserted into the uterus for birth control. The 4 types of IUDs that use the hormone progestin include Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena and Liletta. The IUD Paraguard is hormone free and uses copper.  (1)

These devices can be worn for years and are reversible. However, many menstrual cup users wonder about the safety and have a real concern for dislodging the IUD with menstrual cup use.

Can you use a Menstrual Cup with an IUD?

Menstrual Cup and IUD

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Low Cervix Menstrual Cups

Low Cervix Menstrual Cups

Low Cervix Menstrual Cups

Cervix height changes throughout your cycle and many find that it’s at it’s lowest position during menstruation. Menstruators with a low cervix can find the reusable menstrual cup serach frustrating. While many brands offer two sizes in diameter, pre-baby under 30 and post-baby or over 30, there are many different cup lengths.

Finding the right length is important because you don’t want the cup to be so short that you can’t get it out and you also don’t want one so long that it sticks out of your vaginal canal. If you have a low cervix, see my guide for measuring cervix height, you are probably searching for a short cup that fits inside and holds the necessary volume for your flow.

Here are some Menstrual cups specifically made Low Cervix Menstrual Cups to consider:

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Are There Toxins In Your Lena Cup?

Are There Toxins in Your Lena Cup?

On February 5th 2018, a friend showed me a public post on Facebook from Lead Safe Mama. There are a few sentences stating the blue Lena cup has Cadmium present at unsafe levels for your vagina.

The post has a photo of a blue Lena cup and the statement below:

“19 ppm Cadmium +/-7 To my knowledge items like this are not regulated for the presence of toxicants (like cadmium). This amount of cadmium is connsidered safe by all regulatory standards for toys…” Direct quote.  See the post on Facebook here.

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Period Panties – Do They Work?

Period Panties – Do They Work?

Period panties have recently become very popular. Many menstruators use them for period cup backup, as a replacement for menstrual pads, instead of panty liners and as a great overnight period solution.

Period panties come in a huge range of sizes, absorbencies and from many brands.

Do Period Panties really work? What are your options and brands to shop for? Answers below:

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