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epo question

post #1 of 3
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I was planning to start the evening primrose oil, as I'm past 38 weeks now.  However, after a bit of research I discovered that inserting vaginally can be a potentially bad idea when you're GBS+?

Also, holy horses, those softgels are HUGE and there's no way I could swallow one.  Are there any other options? I got the 1000mg ones, don't know if a smaller dosage one would really be much smaller in size? I've never taken a softgel pill before, so I really don't know, like can you break it open and put it into something, or tea maybe?

post #2 of 3

I don't know about breaking it open, but I always found the softgels pretty easy to swallow (because they're, well...soft! just kind of slide right down lol), even though they are HUMONGOUS. I'm skipping them altogether this time though, because my midwife told me she really doesn't push epo after the first pregnancy. woo! One less stupid pill to gag down! I'm so tired of supplements in general at this point...sigh...

post #3 of 3

I don't have any experience with it, but I know a lot of mama's insert it vaginally like a suppository.

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