Evening Primrose Oil? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-25-2008, 02:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
halfadozen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know that EPO is often recommended late in pregnancy to soften the cervix.

I have also heard it is helpful for regulating mood swings. What about taking it during pregnancy for this reason, like as early as 22 weeks? Would there be a concern that it might soften the cervix prematurely?
halfadozen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-25-2008, 10:30 AM
 
beaches1098's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 750
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any of the midwives I have worked with or talked to have always had clients use it in the end of pregnancy like last 3-4 weeks. Good question. I have not heard of anyone using it earlier. Since it does have an effect on the cervix I myself would not take it to early.
beaches1098 is offline  
Old 03-25-2008, 12:35 PM
 
jenmidwife2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NE PA
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
While EPO probably wouldn't do anything that early, it could, so I'd stay away from it. Getting other Omega 3 oils may help, like taking flax seed oil, etc.

Homebirth Midwifing mama to five blessings in Northeastern PA.
jenmidwife2b is offline  
Old 03-25-2008, 05:37 PM
 
lyndamom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
also a B-vitamin supplement might be of help at that time in the pg'cy.
-Lynda
lyndamom is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off