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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 02:42 AM   1
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Does evening primrose oil work?


Does evening primrose oil work? I heard that it ripens the cervix. How long does that take? When the cervix ripens will I go into labor or will my water break? What is your experience with it?



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 08:08 AM   2
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They say you shouldn't start taking it until 37weeks because of the risk of preterm labour.
Ive taken 2000mg since 37weeks and only 1cm dilated
I know many women that have tried it and gone weeks overdue.
Not to be negative nelly here, It's supposed to help, but I personally haven't put a lot of faith into it.

However, anything is worth a try when you get to the end and want bubba out!



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 08:49 AM   3
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They say you shouldn't start taking it until 37weeks because of the risk of preterm labour.
Ive taken 2000mg since 37weeks and only 1cm dilated
I know many women that have tried it and gone weeks overdue.
Not to be negative nelly here, It's supposed to help, but I personally haven't put a lot of faith into it.

However, anything is worth a try when you get to the end and want bubba out!
Have you been taking orally or internally? Most of the research I've read points to it working better internally so I will be trying that at night from 38 weeks. Maybe give it a try if you're not too squeamish (and don't forget to pop a pad on) x



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 09:31 AM   4
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I have been thinking about using it but if I do I will take it orally. I am not a fan of putting things up there if you know what I mean.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 10:32 AM   5
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I took it from 36 weeks with my son, 2000mg orally n he was 13 days late I had to be induced

This time I started 35 weeks, from 37 weeks I will put them in my twinkle 2000mg and 1000 orally x



 
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