Anyone taking this or going to start soon... or sometime? Or at all?
I know I took it my first pregnancy, just orally, starting at... um, 34 weeks I think? Then I started adding a couple of capsules vaginally before bed at 36-37 weeks, I think.
Second pregnancy I took it orally at 30 weeks- 1 500mg capsule a day, then worked my way up to 5 a day and the last few weeks rubbed it into my belly and inner thighs because using it vaginally is gross.
This time.. eh, I don't know. Not sure it made much difference either time, but again I feel like I ought to do it just in case it did really make a difference.
For anyone who hasn't heard of it, evening primrose oil is high in prostoglandins (sp?) (just like semen or the artificial, super high prostsglandin amount found in labour induction gels or strips). It helps to soften your cervix to make it efface and then dilate more efficiently. It can also be used to help soften scar tissue on your cervix and/or perineum from previous tearing.