Hello Cup Guide - How do I measure my cervix?
WE TALK OF CERVIXES AS SITTING AT LOW, AVERAGE OR HIGH HEIGHT.
It’s important to know the position of your cervix as this can affect the way you should insert your Hello Cup and can also help with finding the right cup for you. The standard Hello Cups are made for people with an ‘average’ cervix height - but we often find people with a high cervix are able to use them too.
HELLO CUP CERVIX MEASUREMENT GUIDE
Step 1: Wash your hands
Step 2: While on your period, insert a finger into the vagina and feel for the cervix - it should feel like the tip of your nose (a round, soft, knobbly thing).
Step 3: Note how far your finger is inside, and retract your finger. Either use a thumb, mark with a pen, or simply remember the point at which your cervix was felt. Measure this length against a ruler. (You’ll obviously need to leave the shower for this bit!)
Step 4: Align your measurements with the guide below to determine your cervix height.
HIGH CERVIX - About: 55mm (2.25″) or higher.
Can’t reach your cervix, or find it hard to reach? You’ll likely have a high cervix. People with a high cervix often find most menstrual cups fit well without being too long. If you have a high cervix you might need to use your pelvic floor muscles to help move your cup down when it comes time for removal. People with a really high cervix of more than 80mm might want to opt for a specialist high cervix cup.
AVERAGE CERVIX - About: 45 mm (1.8″) – 55 mm (2.25″)
There’s nothing wrong with being average! You’ll be a great candidate for the standard Hello Cup range.
LOW CERVIX - About: 44 mm (1.6″) or lower
If your cervix was easily reachable near the vaginal opening, you’ll likely have a low cervix. People with a low cervix usually means a standard size cup won’t be quite right - as they’ll be able to feel it, and it will be uncomfortable. If you have a low cervix - you might want to opt for the specially designed Low Cervix Cup as the toggle may protrude with a standard Hello Cup.