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#1 of 3 Old 02-16-2014, 02:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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ok i have a question, i went to my ob appt lastweek my doctor said my cervix is still closed but i am 20% effaced, i am 33 weeks & 4 days along... if i start taking the EPO will it soften my cervix up faster and put me in labor to early? This is baby number 6 but i never took the EPO .... I obviously dont want to have him to early.. so my question is would it put me in labor now ?

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Hi and welcome to MDC!

 

If you are 43 wks, I would say the EPO is a go.

 

If you are 33 wks, I would say use caution.  My MW had didn't have me use it til a bit later.  Perhaps another will come along with a different experience.

 

If you have already had 5 babies, I'm pretty sure the muscle memory is there!  I wouldn't be too worried about messing with nature.


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Are you 43 weeks or 33?  I'm confused...I wouldn't use epo early on, especially not orally.  IF you're 40 weeks or over I've seen it work like a charm with a good dose of red raspberry leaf tea.  You don't have to put it on your cervix either, you can rub it on your thighs and lower abs - it absorbs quickly but doesn't tend to be as strong.  I have clients that have put it in the bath and soaked for a while with just a little of it in there - came out ready to go to the hospital.  With this being your 6th baby you may just want to wait though - your body knows exactly what it is doing and there may be a good reason for delay...such as fetal position?  Spinningbabies.com is a great resource for figuring that out. 


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