Hey Ladies, I can't believe it is time to discuss this, but is any one planning on starting Evening Primrose Oil...and if so when? I can't remember when i started with my last pregnancy...Thanks!
My midwife offered it with my first at 36 weeks (not supposed to start before then) but I decided against it. I couldn't find any good evidence beyond anecdotal that it actually worked and there was some evidence that it could cause complications. I eventually decided to just let nature take its course.
Have any of you used it and believe it to help? I used it last time, but I don't think it helped so much. I don't remember the dose, but I used it orally at 36 weeks, and internally at 37 weeks. My Bishop score was so-so at 39 weeks when I had a c-section.
I can reach just the outer opening of my cervix by squatting in the shower and reaching in with a couple fingers while my other hand grabs the wrist to help push my fingers in farther. Its really high. I would say I am 60% effaced at this point. I have always been 100% effaced and 4-5 cm dilated before labor starts. I can feel the dilation start happening shortly after I hit 30 weeks, but always have carried to term.
Im the same 8intulgeywood, my body gets going early. Last time I was 4-5 cm, and the time before that I was 6-7 cm for almost a week! That was the worst prodomal labor ever (and the time I took the EPO). Still carried that little bugger to his exact due date.
I was able to reach it pretty well about 4 or 5 weeks ago and that was when I got my estimation. I can't reach very well any longer, which is probably good because I would be stressing if I was any more then 4cm right now. I have too much to do!
I ended up getting some borage oil because the active ingredient is more potent in borage oil. I figured I'd give it a shot, and if it doesn't help, at least borage is supposed to be good for helping milk come in. I started taking it orally today, and then will probably do suppositories when I'm term on Sunday.