Desperately trying to avoid induction....!!
Evening primrose oil?
I started using it about 5 days ago. I figured it couldn't really hurt, since now I'm at the 38 week mark and baby is full term. Since this is my first baby, though, I don't have any experience with it actually leading to labor or an easier labor. If I have my little one soon, though, I will let you know!
Is it weird that my immediate thought was that I wanted to try it for that reason if nothing else? Haha!
I started taking one orally and insert one vaginally at night at 36 weeks. I think after my home visit with the midwives I will see what they suggest as I will be 38 weeks at that visit and really want to help ripen the cervix. EPO does not help start labor (oxytocin does that) it does however help prep the cervix to stretch, and the oil leaking out helps to soften your perineum...all good things.
I've been taking EPO both internally and inserting it vaginally for almost two weeks now. My midwife has me taking 1500mg orally and then I poke a hole in one capsule and insert it as close to my cervix as I can. I second the liner for overnight... it can get a bit oily down there when you're doing that.
The EPO will just help to soften your cervix and won't cause any pressure waves or anything like that. My midwife and doula both say it's safe to take after 36 weeks. If you've ever had anything that would cause some cervical scarring it's especially helpful to be inserting it vaginally to help soften the scar tissue up.