Mummysmilk.com is the official distributor of the Mooncup in Singapore.
The Mooncup is produced to ISO 13485:2003: a regulated quality management system specifically requiring that the services provided by an organisation "consistently meets customer and regulatory requirements aplicable to medical devices and related services".
Do you find sanitary napkins very uncomfortable to use?
Been using tampons but are afraid of Toxic Shock Syndrome? Don't like the idea of loading the world's sewage systems and landfills with disposables and paper? But simply don't know what else to do about your menstrual needs? Then it's time you heard about the Mooncup.
What is the Mooncup?
The Mooncup is a bell-shaped menstrual cup about two inches long and made from soft silicone rubber. It is made in the UK and worn internally. It forms a seal with your vaginal walls, allowing your menstrual fluid to pass into the Mooncup without leakage or odour.
Best of all, when you wear it, you can't feel it!
Why is it better?
The Mooncup contains no bleaches, deodorisers or absorbency gels. It does not interfere with your healthy vaginal environment, nor has it been associated with toxic shock syndrome. (See bottom of page for more on TSS.)
The smooth surface of the Mooncup allows the mucus membranes of your vaginal wall to continue their essential cleansing and protective functions. It does not absorb your body's natural defence mechanisms and will not deposit fibres in your vaginal wall.
For your safety, the Mooncup is made from a special medical grade non-allergic silicone - the kind heart valves and catheters are made of -- and will not cause irritation. It is suitable for women who have an allergy to rubber products.
The Mooncup is reusable, so you don't need to carry bulky spares around. With proper care your Mooncup will last for at least ten years -- imagine the towels and tampons that you will be disposing of in landfill sites during that time, not to mention the burden on your wallet!
How do I use it?
To put it simply, in just three steps: Wash, relax, insert.
Correctly inserted, the Mooncup is so comfortable that you will forget it exists. It may take a little practice at first, as you need to find the angle and position that is right for you.
Once you have perfected it you will be amazed at how simple the Mooncup is to use. You will need to empty, rinse or wipe and reinsert your Mooncup every 4 to 8 hours depending on your flow. The fluid remains inside the cup, and the process is not messy or uncomfortable.
The Mooncup can safely be used overnight and is great for all sports, swimming and traveling.
How do I clean it?
To clean your Mooncup during your period, wash with water, or mild, non-perfumed soap. Rinse thoroughly after using soap.
To clean your Mooncup after your period, boil it immersed in water for about 5 mins OR use sterilising fluid (the kind commonly used to sterilise baby bottles).
The hymen is a thin membrane which partially covers the opening to the vagina. By the time you started menstruating, your hymen may have stretched or torn through activities such as horse riding or other sports. You may or may not have noticed this happening. If your hymen is intact and you have strong personal or cultural feelings about keeping it intact, we would not advise that you use any internal sanitary protection as, although you can use a Mooncup with an intact hymen, inserting it will stretch or tear it. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this further please email Mooncup Advice.
Many women are successfully using a Mooncup alongside an IUD/IUS. However, there have been some instances where an IUD/IUS has become dislodged when using the devices together, possibly due to anatomical factors (e.g. a low cervix), usage issues (e.g. wearing the Mooncup too high) or simply that the IUD/IUS has been naturally rejected by the body; one in twenty IUD/IUS will be expelled, most commonly, in the first 3 months after the IUD/IUS has been inserted. IUD/IUS expulsions happen most frequently during menstruation.
If you are considering using the Mooncup alongside an IUD/IUS you may wish to discuss this with your doctor/nurse/gynaecologist first. If you have decided to use both devices together, please contact us for more information.
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Still not convinced?
Initially you may find the idea of the Mooncup unattractive and scary. Perhaps it is messy, uncomfortable or unhygienic? This is a consistent first reaction to the menstrual cup, and one well worth reconsidering.
Most of us have grown up in an era, which offered no alternative to disposable feminine hygiene products, and this fact has contributed to the way in which we think about our periods and menstruation. However, the benefits of using the Mooncup and the rave reviews of users in the UK have prompted Mummysmilk to bring it in.
Still not sure? Click on TESTIMONIALS to read about other women's experiences with the Mooncup!
At the same time, Mooncup Ltd. has set up a comprehensive advice service which you can contact if you have any other queries about any aspects of Mooncup use. If you are unhappy with your Mooncup in any way, you can also contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're in Singapore and need immediate help with your Mooncup, call 81212840.
What is Toxic Shock Syndrome?
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a type of blood poisoning that will make you feel severely ill very quickly. TSS is caused by the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus which normally live harmlessly on the skin and in the nose, armpit, groin or vagina of one in every three people.
Anyone can get TSS although it is very rare. Half of reported cases in the UK were from women who used tampons. About 2 or 3 people die of TSS in the UK each year. Younger people are more susceptible to TSS than older people, as they would have built up more antibodies to fight it.
The symptoms are like a severe flu - dizziness, fever, vomiting, muscle aches, and confusion. It is VERY important that you go straight to a doctor if you suspect you are suffering from TSS.
Research suggests that for cases that occur in women using tampons, tampon absorbency is a factor.
If you have more questions or need help with folding and inserting your Mooncup, pls check out our Mooncup Resource pages.
The Mooncup is not returnable or exchangeable for hygiene purposes. If you are having problems with your Mooncup, please contact us.