Evening Primrose Oil to ripen the cervix?

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  1. Ladybird77

    Ladybird77 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies

    I'm being induced at 38 weeks due to Type 2 diabetes and I am scared that forcing the little man out before he, or indeed my body, is ready could result in longer/more painful/more comlplicated labour.

    I'd heard that taking EPO helps to soften and ripen the cervix, therefore speeding up dilation etc.

    Does anyone have experience of whether this actually works or not and how did you take it? I've heard you can take it orally, vaginally or both!

    If anyone that's tried this could share there experiences I would be most grateful.

    Thanks
    x
     
  2. babyhopes2010

    babyhopes2010 one boy one girl.perfect!

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    i took it vaginally and got a nasty infection so id say no stay clear of it :wacko:
     
  3. AshleyNichole

    AshleyNichole mommy to 2 boys!

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    two of my friends did this recently, one went in labor the next morning after inserting vaginally. and the other it took awhile...
     
  4. Gems89

    Gems89 Well-Known Member

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    Ive been using it both ways and nothing =[
     

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