Hey ladies. Looking for some advice. I've seen EPO mentioned a bunch on the board and finally did my research today and went out and got some. I'm 10 days past my date and trying any gentle methods I can before I have to get more serious about getting the baby out so I don't have to have the induction talk with my OB. He's willing to wait till 42 weeks 2 days to have the conversation. So my question is when you take it vaginally most of what I read just said to stick the capsule "up there" overnight. The lady at the store I bought it from said I wouldn't want to do that because it's gelatine and wouldn't ever go away completely but I assume it would just work its way out. What is your experience and how would you recommend doing it? Thanks!
Evening primrose oil question
It goes away completely. As someone who just had her baby a few days shy of 42 weeks, I probably ingested about 100 of the capsules in the last few weeks anyway possible. I actually used an applicator I had from a suppository for a yeast med to get them "way" up there.
Just make sure whatever you use to insert them (hands, etc) wash VERY well.
I was also taking them orally.
I'd like to say they worked but not so sure to be honest.
My midwife recommended that I take them both vaginally and orally, which I did. I made a pin prick in the capsule and shoved it in vaginally. I didn't squeeze it, just gave it a head start. I used the evening primrose for about 1 week prior to going into labor. Don't forget to wear a pad after you insert it!
I also used black and blue cohosh for 1 day, and at the end of the day some nipple stimulation. Only 3 weeks ago and I can't remember the exact dosage my midwife recommended. I believe it was 10 drops each in small amount of water. I took it every couple hours (4 hours?) My very early labor started that night; she was born the next day. My midwife said, if the baby is ready the cohoshes might work. But, after taking for a day, if nothing happens, wait a few days and try again.