Have you considered how the accessories you use for that time of the month could influence your fertility, your menstrual cycles, and how you birth your baby? It didn't occur to me until my chiropractor suggested I try a menstrual cup.
We were discussing my irregular cycles and premenstrual mood swings, when she reached to the top shelf of her bookshelf and revealed a box full of cups. Dozens of cups, out of their boxes, so I could see every little detail. Every shape and size and color. She handed me one and encouraged me to sort through the box until I found one that I liked.
I dismissed it at first because of a close call with a public-spillage-incident at Disneyland when I first tried a Diva Cup... But she reiterated the environmental reasons for re-usable cups, and I decided to give the Lunette a go.
I giggled when I opened the box and read the words "Meet your vagina's new best friend..." with instructions reassuring me that the first couple of cycles might be "a bit messy—but that once I got the hang of it, I would want to wear my cup all the time." This bit of encouragement got me through that first uncomfortable week. Six months later, I now want every woman to try it for two to three cycles to see if they find their new best friend too.