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post #81 of 99
So you put EPO up your cervix?
Is it capsules? If so, how much do you apply?
post #82 of 99
I've been breaking open 2 and putting them in. You can do up to 4 if you want. Semen works just as good though. I don't have that option.
post #83 of 99
I do one 1000mg capsule right up against the cervix, and take one orally too. I'll have to try actually getting inside the cervix tonight!
post #84 of 99
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Originally Posted by Avani View Post
I've been breaking open 2 and putting them in. You can do up to 4 if you want. Semen works just as good though. I don't have that option.

Semen does not seem to do anything for me though.
If I have been having good contractions and cervix pains, and then we have sex, all the symptoms go away. Maybe the relaxation that sex provides does that? EPO would not be relaxing and therefore maybe more productive?

Oh, and how inthe world does one check their own cervix (or ask their SO to do it?) I don't even know what to look for! Is there a link somewhere explaining this?
post #85 of 99
I've had lots of practice from using FAM! It's a little more difficult now with a big ol' belly in the way, but doable
post #86 of 99
Ow ow ow these prodromal labor ctx are driving me nuts! They are too uncomfortable to sit through, because they hurt in my hips, so I have to stand and walk around. I'll be so happy when these are over!
post #87 of 99
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Originally Posted by Quindin View Post
Oh, and how inthe world does one check their own cervix (or ask their SO to do it?) I don't even know what to look for! Is there a link somewhere explaining this?
Here are a couple of links:

http://www.fwhc.org/health/selfcare.htm

http://www.womenshealthspecialists.o...%20self%20exam
post #88 of 99
Um. . .is anyone else both excited and perturbed that there are only 2 more days left in June after today?!
post #89 of 99
Ive been taking EPO by mouth & drinking Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. I am upping my EPO to 3x a day and drinking 2 glasses of RRL tea starting today, though. My poor sweet 3yo is super sick with a tummy bug, though, so I don't want to give too much of a kickstart! I can't imagine leaving her with someone while so sick.
Interesting about sex potentially kickstarting things. The last few times we...did... I had major - have to sit down after a few minutes of standing- crampy feelings in my whole "bottom" area, literally my "cheeks" all the way to the front- all the muscles- alot like period cramping for me. Wondering if, based on that, that would get things going when we get past being sick and haha, have a finished diaper stash!
post #90 of 99
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Um. . .is anyone else both excited and perturbed that there are only 2 more days left in June after today?!
I CAN'T WAIT for June to be G.O.N.E!!
post #91 of 99
This is my first, EDD is July 3rd. I'm not counting the days so much as the weeks- and freaking out about how much she will weigh- I don't want her to be HUGE like I was, or her father was.

I have no idea what to expect. My family has a history of large babies and "intervention" during labor/birth. DH was the biggest baby born to his mother, and a vaginal birth, and she claims the easiest birth she had.

It COULD go either way- I'm still scared though.

I keep talking to the belly and saying "today would be a great day to come out." Or telling her (as she stretches and makes me uncomfortable) that there's a LOT more room to move out here, and she should come out.

She's not listening.
post #92 of 99
Both DH and I are short.
Our babies however, have been 9lbs +

Really, no biggie
The secret for me was to focus, relax and not panic.
Oh, and to move around, and avoid lying flat on my back!
And of course, be rested and well fed.

You can do it
post #93 of 99
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I CAN'T WAIT for June to be G.O.N.E!!


It's getting nice and hot here, I'm going out when DH gets paid on Wednesday and picking up a 6 pack of my favorite beer, so that when I have the baby, I will know that there is a nice cold one waiting for me in the fridge.
post #94 of 99
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It's getting nice and hot here, I'm going out when DH gets paid on Wednesday and picking up a 6 pack of my favorite beer, so that when I have the baby, I will know that there is a nice cold one waiting for me in the fridge.
hee hee, I have some pink cheap ass champagne waiting in the fridge for me!! I have no idea what prompted me to buy it, but it cracks me up just thinking about bringing out the blush Andre "champagne" to drink after baby!!
post #95 of 99
Oh, I forgot to share this little thing that happened on my appointment Friday:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1104509
post #96 of 99
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It's getting nice and hot here, I'm going out when DH gets paid on Wednesday and picking up a 6 pack of my favorite beer, so that when I have the baby, I will know that there is a nice cold one waiting for me in the fridge.
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hee hee, I have some pink cheap ass champagne waiting in the fridge for me!! I have no idea what prompted me to buy it, but it cracks me up just thinking about bringing out the blush Andre "champagne" to drink after baby!!
I want beer AND champagne!

We have a bottle of not-so-cheap (but not expensive) pink champagne in our fridge left over from Valentine's Day (un-opened, DH totally ruined valentines this year).. maybe we'll break that open for a little birthday party

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Originally Posted by Quindin View Post
Oh, I forgot to share this little thing that happened on my appointment Friday:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1104509
OMG!! I doubt you have twins, but wouldn't that be crazy?!
post #97 of 99
As far as EPO-- my midwife said that orally doesn't do much, but she suggested 4-5 capsuls, pierced and then the oil sucked into a syringe and "injected" near the cervix (no not with a needle, like the syringe you might give a small infant medicine with) once/day. She's also big on peri-massge, gotta get the DH on that though since I can't see a darn thing any more!

Also, I am CRAVING sangria or a margarita! I lived in Switzerland the past 2 years and neither of those 2 drinks really exist on a summer menu, so I've really missed them-- now that we're back, I'm pregnant and can't have them...but DH promised he'd whip up a frozen margartia after the LO arrives and since we're having a homebirth I won't have to wait long!
post #98 of 99
Mmmm margaritas! Sounds great! We just bought a case of beer at Costco, so I guess it'll be a Sam Adams for me Although, the Blackberry Witbier is fantabulous!
post #99 of 99
Hehe- I have a few bottles of nice wine just calling my name for after the birth. I know the hospital doesn't allow it, but those bottles will be coming and will be downed in the our room!

I'm hesitant to do EPO unless I start to feel "overdone". I figure that my body will be making its own prostiglandins as women's bodies have for millenia. We might have to indulge in more sex though...

Avani- are you in Arcata by any chance? I lived there for 5 years and it has such a special place in my heart. I'm assuming you're somewhere on the north coast- oh, how I miss the redwoods
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