I have been taking it since week 35. I was taking 2 1,000mg orally until last night. Now I am taking 2 orally and 1 vaginally. I am puncturing a whole in it with a pin and inserting it as far up as possible. I want this baby out, so I will try anything
My MW said not to start until 37 weeks, just in case it got things going. I waited until 38 weeks as I didn't want LO to arrive until then as a minimum. It's supposed to work by ripening your cervix, similar to the prostaglandin (sp?!) pessaries used in inductions. My MW recommended starting with 1 capsule, increasing to 2 after a week and onto 3 after that. I can't remember what mg's they were though, sorry! It needs time to work, hence use over a period of time and increased dosage.
I inserted 1 internally and took the other 2 orally at first but it made me a bit sore so I just stuck to taking them orally.
I'd ask your MW about it- some ladies aren't supposed to take it, and she should be able to advise you on the dosage and when's best for you to start . Oh and I think it helped me- my labour started naturally when I was sure I'd be induced, and I was 3cm dilated with a nice soft cervix () at my 40 week check.
Yeah it was my first. When the midwife examined me at 3cm she said my cervix was so thin it was barely there. From 1st contraction it took 3 hours and she came out in two pushes. I took rlt too, think they both helped!
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