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Just keep in mind I'm only one scientist, and a baby one at that. (I'm only a couple of years out of my phd.) Others could well disagree with my perspective. And while, obviously, I have enough background to feel comfortable offering my take on the methodology and findings (and I stand behind that take) also note that this isn't exactly my area of research.

 

Of course, but your perspective and knowledge are appreciated and remind us to question before we accept things as fact!  

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Once Jude passed i started using it orally and vaginally immediately. I had originally planned to start with it orally at 36 weeks then vaginally at 38 weeks. At 34.5 weeks, when he passed, we knew that my cervix would need time to soften but we also knew that we needed to try for a delivery within 2 weeks if possible. I started out with 2 orally and 2 vaginally (500 mg) then in a few days I upped the dosage to 3 orally and 4 vaginally. By the second week I started to lose some plug each morning. I credit that stuff for getting my cervix ready b/c it was so early in the pregnancy for labor and if I had not used it it could have been another 2 weeks before spontaneous labor would have started. I will use it again if I ever have another baby. My first born was a failed induction b/c they induced contractions with an unripe cervix due to ROM at 40 weeks. They even knew my cervix was not ripe b/c it still felt ridged. greensad.gif This time my labor was so fast and rather easy. My cervix responded to each contraction beautifully. I'm sure that results differ for different people but I had a very wonderful labor and I think the EPO is what prepared my body to respond so well.

PS. I never reached significant dilation during my first labor before the c/s, even 36 hours after ROM, so I don't think that the easier dilation had anything to do with it being my second labor. During my first labor, I never had a single contraction with pressure on my cervix, just a lot of uterus tightening but I felt NOTHING happening in my cervix. This time I could feel the cervix blooming.
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Tutu: Thanks for chiming in with your experience. I hope you are doing OK, still think about you and your family often. I'm glad that the EPO helped you!

I think it seems to be doing something here too. I have been getting cervical cramping every night. It lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple of hours. My Dr said its a good sign that things are changing! I hope she's right. I declined being checked though. Now I'm regretting that because I"m so curious! I'm just doing it orally at this point (1000mg).
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Tutu: Thanks for chiming in with your experience. I hope you are doing OK, still think about you and your family often. I'm glad that the EPO helped you!
I think it seems to be doing something here too. I have been getting cervical cramping every night. It lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple of hours. My Dr said its a good sign that things are changing! I hope she's right. I declined being checked though. Now I'm regretting that because I"m so curious! I'm just doing it orally at this point (1000mg).

It is working! I had the cramping at night too after less than a week of use, sometimes it would even wake me up. Then I started losing the mucus plug in addition to the cramping by the second week. smile.gif Don't worry about getting checked. Sometimes that will mentally interfere more than it helps, kwim? Just keep doing it orally and if you are far enough along you can start doing it vaginally as well.
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