Evening Primrose Oil To Help Thin Cervix

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pregnantjackie - July 26

I don't think it's too soon, from what I understand it works like s____n. Just very gradually softens the cervix. GL!

 

Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - July 26

What do you think the difference is with doing it v____ally and orally? Vaginally does it quicker? I am 34w1d and just curious...I want to help things along, should I just wait til my next appointment to see if I am dialted or effaced yet or what?

 

pregnantjackie - July 26

from what I read you should use it orally 34 weeks on, and v____ally 36 weeks on. Also that v____ally is just much more effective, probably just more concentrated and since you are applying it directly to the area it works quicker and better. But I think Cathy2 is 31 weeks and her midwife said to take it now (probably ingest it) either way you are 34 weeks, it shouldn't hurt!

 

pregnantjackie - July 26

scratch that, cathy's midwife said take it 1 month before due date...I went to maternitycorner.com, and scrolled down to the natural labor inductions...it was interesting. There are also a lot more sites that offer information on it.

 

Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - July 26

Yeah I will really look into it, I was afraid of doing any of it because I thought it induced labor rather then just slowly help you prepare. So just out of curiousity, will this help so that you don't go overdo...or is this just something that helps with effacement and it doesn't change the chances of when you actually go into labor?

 

Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - July 26

OK, so August 5th I can start taking it...at least I will get a general idea on where I am at since I will start my internal exams on August 3rd...I don't think I am dialated or effaced yet, but that should help with being effaced right?

 

pregnantjackie - July 26

I am 30% effaced and 2 cm dilated, and I've started taking it (or rather, inserting it) it is supposed to help thin the cervix. This is your first baby right? It is mine and I know the chances of being overdue are high. I am also worried about him being too big since he was 4 lbs 6 weeks ago (at 30 weeks) I think it might even make the labor easier and quicker though. It seems like great stuff! GL

 

ginger6363 - July 26

Hey ladies, I am interested in EPO too, but I read some conflicting info on the net that says you should NOT take it if you are pregnant b/c they don't know the effects on the baby. Anyone taken it before?

 

durante baby - July 26

I used it yesterday and today orally. I am 35weeks tomorrow and I know they say not to use it v____ally til 36weeks but I went ahead this morn, because my cervix doesnt soften real easily, so i figured it wouldnt hurt.......I acturally called my dr yesterday and talked to her about it, and she was totally supportive of the idea of it...She said it is a all natural supplement and will help with any unknown blood pressure problems....She also recommended not to do it v____ally til 36weeks, but she said that it was only because she was unfamiliar with that technique of using EPO, but she said she cant find a reason wrong with using it v____ally and telling you not to use it that way til 36 weeks is most likely a liability thing......Anyways so I used it v____ally this morn, and I seemed to have way more v____al discharge for a few hours afterwards...it wasn't the oil, or my mucus plug, cause it was just normal white v____al discharge....I don't know if the EPO cause it or if it was a coincidence

 

ginger6363 - July 26

hey, durante, I saw you mentioned your doctor approved EPO. Was that your OB or your RE?

 

durante baby - July 26

Oh it was my actural OB...she is great, very informative and isnt afraid to tell you if she just isnt sure on somthing....basically she doesnt talk out her a__s, just to give you some sort of anwser.....I trust her judgement......As for the REs.......I wouldnt trust them to walk my dog, let alone trust them with my child or I....So I dont ask them anything, but "Cant I speak with the Dr?"....lol

 

durante baby - July 26

So if ingesting a pill that had prostaglandins in it helps soften the cervix, does ingesting s____n which also has prostaglandins in it, help soften the cervix the same way as the EPO would?.........lol! Just came to mind!!

 

Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - July 26

LOL you literally had me rolling on the floor laughing durante...I wasn't expecting to read anything like that, but yeah I thought it was funny

 

ginger6363 - July 26

You ladies are crazy! I don't know about you guys but I would rather take a pill than have to have a daily "ingestion" of you know what! LOL!

 

pregnantjackie - July 26

Haha, durante I bet it would but it would just be a lot less concentrated. Ginger, I believe the conflicting advice is because if you take it too early in pregnancy you are at risk for preterm labor...you don't want your cervix thinning in the second trimester. They say don't est too much fresh pineapple for that reason. Some doctors may not support it because it hasn't been medically researched with studies, etc...but it seems totally safe if you don't use it too early. Durante I wonder if the excess discharge was partially cervical tissue?

 

Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - July 26

Wow! Daily, never thought of that...I don't like doing that to begin with anyways, but daily? LOL softening your cervix would make DH happy in the process too hehe just don't mention anything to him cause then they would probably constantly say "You always say I don't help, but let me help you this way." But wait...why ingest it, when it comes into contact during s_x???

 

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