Can anyone help me out here? I know I've read women on here saying not to take it during pregnancy. Are there any solid info. sources? What are your thought?
The Hippie & the Marine
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011
artist, toymaker and unschooling mama to dd (5/06), ds (1/09), dd (2/14)
My thought right now is that some have said they only take it during the end of their pregnancy, and it helps bring on labor, but how can we really know that? I mean, if you started taking it at the end of pregnancy...you were going to go into labor anyway. How can we know that it would have been any different if you weren't taking the EPO?
I wonder if there are any cases of women, going into early labor, that were taking a decent sized dose of EPO during pregnancy. Of course, that connection could simply be a correlation and not cause, but it would be interesting to know.
I'm just so interested, because my ND has told me I definitely should be taking it throughout pregnancy, and what I've read online (forums & random web pages) is simply not true.
Why the huge disconnect on this issue? Could it be that someone said/wrote something like "oh this might cause uterine contractions" (who maybe had no evidence) a while ago, and then someone told someone else, and then midwives told other midwives they heard it, and then someone wrote it on their webpage, and now all of sudden, it's a fact!
Hmm, I don't know....but I want to get to the bottom of this!
starting at 38 weeks I started putting it up there, but I never once took it orally.
Is your ND suggesting orally early in the pregnancy?
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MomtoXane, do you remember what dosage you took? I just ordered some krill oil that has EPO in it (500mg). My instinct tells me that it wouldn't be harmful to take but idk. I would ask my naturopath but she is wary of any oils, which disappoints me because I am a doTERRA freak. Thanks!
My midwife told me to start taking 500mg/day at around 36 weeks. I started around 32/34 because I thought- why not?! I didn't have any complications or real strong contractions or anything from it. I took it orally- only! When I went in to be induced at 42 weeks I was dilated to 6.5 -having absolutely no clue! I've heard that if you're taking when you become pregnant- it's probably safe throughout pregnancy- but not to start it once your pregnant. Who knows though. I'll still take it again towards the end of this pregnancy... though I'm not sure what effect it really has???!