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shakenbake's Avatar shakenbake 04:53 AM 11-10-2009
anyone have any of theses OTHER then DTD i was checked at the OB and he says mine isnt ripe enough for labor yet but eveything else is good to go
i need this kid out badly i can not breath my chest is hurting big time and my OB said thasts bc she is getting pretty big in there and restricting my air intake
so anything that will help let me know!

Lily's_Mom's Avatar Lily's_Mom 06:40 AM 11-10-2009
Evening primrose oil.

You can take the capsules orally, or insert them vaginally, or do both!

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SunShineSally's Avatar SunShineSally 12:30 PM 11-10-2009
I was thinking about you yesterday! I thought maybe you had that little girl already!!!!!!!! I have been taking the EPO and I am not to sure if it has done anything or not I will find out tomorrow but I am not to sure if this far in it will do anything?? Have you been drinking RRL tea?
shakenbake's Avatar shakenbake 04:54 PM 11-10-2009
sadly i dont think it would do much now ya sucks!
and RRL tea im allergic =-(
ShwarmaQueen's Avatar ShwarmaQueen 05:04 PM 11-10-2009
Yes EPO! I did 2-3X 1300 mg vaginally AND orally the week before DS came.
shakenbake's Avatar shakenbake 05:26 PM 11-10-2009
how muhc is it we r Really broke after buying the new car for my DH
Lily's_Mom's Avatar Lily's_Mom 09:21 PM 11-10-2009
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Yes EPO! I did 2-3X 1300 mg vaginally AND orally the week before DS came.
When you say 2-3X 1300 mg, do you mean 1300 mg at each dose, or 1300 mg total daily? I have 500 mg capsules, and I thought of taking a capsule 3 times a day.

I need to get the show on the road here too! I had a high bp reading at my appt today. Thankfully it was lower and then normal again the next 2 readings today, but I'd rather have this baby at 38/39 weeks, than be pregnant till 42 weeks again.
Lily's_Mom's Avatar Lily's_Mom 09:22 PM 11-10-2009
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how muhc is it we r Really broke after buying the new car for my DH
I just got a bottle (180 capsules) for $12.
ShwarmaQueen's Avatar ShwarmaQueen 09:42 PM 11-10-2009
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When you say 2-3X 1300 mg, do you mean 1300 mg at each dose, or 1300 mg total daily? I have 500 mg capsules, and I thought of taking a capsule 3 times a day.
I mean for a total of 2600-3900 orally AND vaginally. When I was doing the 500s it wasn't doing anything so I got some of the 1300mg capsules instead. The bonus of bumping the oral dose seemed to have been it acted as a stool softner.
shakenbake's Avatar shakenbake 10:03 PM 11-10-2009
ugh they make your poop softer? I CANT DO THAT then ugh! i cant make anymore poop soup ive been pooping water for 20hrs now~
ShwarmaQueen's Avatar ShwarmaQueen 10:07 PM 11-10-2009
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ugh they make your poop softer? I CANT DO THAT then ugh! i cant make anymore poop soup ive been pooping water for 20hrs now~
You could just do them vaginally.
Lily's_Mom's Avatar Lily's_Mom 12:24 AM 11-11-2009
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I mean for a total of 2600-3900 orally AND vaginally. When I was doing the 500s it wasn't doing anything so I got some of the 1300mg capsules instead. The bonus of bumping the oral dose seemed to have been it acted as a stool softner.
Okay, so daily total 2600-3900 mg taken orally, and another 2600-3900 vaginally? I guess I will double up on my 500's and take 1000mg 3x daily.

For the vaginal dose, do you squeeze the oil out of the capsule, or just let them melt up there?

Thanks for the advice, I'm hoping it works as well for me as it did for you!!
mamatolevi's Avatar mamatolevi 01:59 AM 11-11-2009
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For the vaginal dose, do you squeeze the oil out of the capsule, or just let them melt up there?
you poke a hole in the capsule with a pin.
shakenbake's Avatar shakenbake 02:13 AM 11-11-2009
ok but vagwil NOT make my stool softer right?
ShwarmaQueen's Avatar ShwarmaQueen 06:18 PM 11-11-2009
You can poke a hole or not. I never did, but did try to elevate my vag slightly for the first hour so that the oil stayed in and didn't run out all over my bed and flipped sides ever so often so it would be equal on both sides. I'm not sure it made a difference, but I was just paranoid like that.

Shake- I don't think it will have the same effect (stool softening) since it's not going through your GI tract.
Mommy2Haley's Avatar Mommy2Haley 06:26 PM 11-11-2009
Insert and go (with a pantyliner). I did epo vag and orally for two weeks, along w/dtd. Baby came in less than 2 hours!

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