I haven't kept up with this thread at all this past week! Yikes! Tons of people havin' babes, and i'm still here waiting. Due the 15th, but think babe might come sooner. These hemorrhoids are kicking my butt. Ha ha.
My midwife did a cervical check today and said things are moving along, and considering the state of my tushie, suggested trying a few things to encourage things along a bit more.
She suggested EPO, but honestly I'm not sure how much or how to take it. Never have before, and I forgot to ask! So I had dh pick up some capsules tonight. How much do you take? And if you do it vaginally, um...how???
I asked the same EPO questions and my midwife told me to use the 500mg capsules. I've been "cheating" a bit and taking one orally in the morning and one vaginally at night. It seems like it leaks a bit less since I'm laying down as it melts. Just insert the capsule with your finger. I try to get it as close to my cervix as possible but I don't think it really matters too much. The gelcap will all dissolve. According to the bottle the actual recommended dose is 1500mg so I'm not worried about cheating too much!