Join Date: May 2002
Location: Johnson City, Erwin, Limestone, Jonesborough, Kingsport, TN area. Practicing roughly 2 hr. radius of JOhnson City, sometimes further if on one else due.
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hI, Kerikadi, i'm a homebirth midwife & I'd be comfortable w/ you taking the EPO now. Ripening does mean softening & getting very mushy. EPO as well as flax seed oil & borage oil supports your body's prostaglandin production & therefore helps to soften your cervix. Semen, however, is probably the best cervical ripening agent that God ever made, so I suggest that my heterosexual couples make love alot (but not if they're having premature labor). If it's felt that more softneing & ripening needs to happen, you can always put the oil on an erect penis & really get some softening/priming of the cervix going on. from, karen of BirthTender in the foothills of the NC Mtns.