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#1 of 11 Old 03-26-2006, 09:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wanted to know how much you April mamas are taking and or inserting. How many mgs. are in your pill? Mine are 500 mg.

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Mine are 1000 mg, I just upped it from 1 pill a day to 2 pills a day a couple of days ago. Taking orally.
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Mine are 500 mg too. I started taking them at 34 weeks upon my MW's recommendation. Started 3 tabs once a day, then at 37 weeks upped it to 3 tabs twice a day.

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I just started taking 2 of the 500mg pills a day orally, I'm 37weeks
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In a few weeks I'll be taking 500mg/ day. Right now I'm taking mag-calc to stop the ctx But as soon as I'm around 37 weeks, I'll stop that and start the EPO!

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Dumb question, but what does the EPO help with?

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Dumb question, but what does the EPO help with?

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It helps to soften/ripen your cervix. Not dilate nor efface, typically, but just soften. You can take it orally or vaginally.

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Thanks, Renee!

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It varies, depending on how much I think about it...

I have 1000 mg capsules, and I'm taking 2-3 on an average day. Some days I just forget!

I only use one vaginally if DH is not up to the task of providing prostaglandins the fun way.

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I've never heard of this. Is it something I should be aware of?

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I started at 36 with 1500 mg/day orally. At 37 went to 2000 mg/day, but only because I forgot to take the 3rd dose....for the past few days have been taking 2000 mg/day.

I really hope it works. My OB (who is not against natural remedies--he was 1000% in favor of using castor oil for a slow labor with my first) recommends against things like black and blue cohosh because of uterine rupture risks. Considering I am trying to VBAC I don't want to put myself behind the 8-ball to start.

As of a week ago my cervix was shut up like Fort Knox. Hopefully things will be different on Wednesday when I get checked again.
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