hi im on my 6th child and my midwife has said its fine to start epo at 33 weeks i am now 34 weeks and been useing it for a week and oh yes i think someting is going on the baby has moved down n now is pushing on my cervix as well as useing my ball to help things along. i did use it in all my pregs and found that i have very short labours 3 hours last time and i done it with out any meds to i got to 7 cm then i only had gas and air but the think is i was so quick the midwifes were not ready and i pushed my last ones head out befor the midwifes could help lol but on a gd side no tear or anything nice and easy lol. good luch to every xxx
Well the RLT is doing wonders for me just now. If I have a couple in a row and then DTD it's bring on really strong tightenings!! It gets baby moving lots too. I also find that it relaxes me loads and I'm managing 3 cups a day now (should really manage more as I'm being induced on Tues but it's hard to find the time).
Not sure about the EPO. I asked both the consultant and midwife if it would help ripen my cervix before the induction and they didn't say I wasn't allowed but both said they'd never seen any effects from it (they're quite pro-natural too and have encouraged RLT etc.). I got the super-strength stuff and have been using it for a few days now and my cervix has actually seemed to firm up a bit and is not quite as stretchy and dilated!!! I've also just read a study that states -
" Findings suggest that the oral administration of evening primrose oil from the 37th gestational week until birth does not shorten gestation or decrease the overall length of labor. Further, the use of orally administered evening primrose oil may be associated with an increase in the incidence of prolonged rupture of membranes, oxytocin augmentation, arrest of descent, and vacuum extraction."
- so it's enough to put me off! I know it was only tested orally but I'm still going to stop taking it just incase!
I wonder why starflower (borage) oil is not promoted above EPO, its considerably more concentrated and contains twice the amount of natural prostglandins. I have precipitous labours as it is though, judging by past experience this one should be about 45 minutes, so I am thinking of doing without any 'help' from RLT or anything else this time around!
Ohh does eating raw borage count? Love that stuff!
I started the EPO up my hooha last night and lost a huge chunk of plug this morning, totally different consistency to my usual mucus, very 'jelly' like.
Will keep on with it orally too. Boo is 2/5th engaged and seems to like poking my cervix with a stick on a regular basis!
I love the RLT, its yummy so taking tablets and drinking it
What the hee haw am I doing wrong????
I have been drinking the RLT for 3 weeks now and I know that is just suppose to help with the second stage of labor, however I have been doing the epo for at least 3 weeks now with no results and I mean NOOOO results!
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