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is taking EPO safe for a vbacing mommy i wanted to increase my chance of a vbac and wanted to start taking it at around 36 weeks but i heard it can soften the tissure around the scar making ur chances of UR more likey to happen<br><br>
any throughts on this or have u taken it<br><br>
my friend who is going for her 2nd hvbac took it with her first noo problems and is plaining on taking it this baby too<br><br>
anyways i was just woundering what others have to say about it as well
 

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I took it with my last pregnancy. Orally at like 30 weeks or abouts, at 36 weeks I did both ways. YKWIM! haha, i'm a prude. jk<br><br>
I didn't see any difference myself, but who knows: and I didn't really care for the mess it made you know where. I never heard anything about UR and EPO. BOTOH I was told EPO is great for your skin. I think that is reason enough to take it. I would look at some facts about UR and EPO, sounds a little wonky to me.<br><br>
Anyway, aside from the UR thing, I say go for it.
 

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I took it in my last pregnancy as well. Also orally, starting at 34 weeks on my mw's referral. It was a low dose and I started out taking 1 pill 3 x's a day, then each week was supposed to up the dose by one extra pill 3 x's a day. Maxing out at like 1600 mg a day, or something like that. I also took 5-W by Nature's Sunshine on my mw's referral. Started taking that at 35 weeks and could immediately feel the difference in the strenth of my BH's. It was awesome! I used them as my "practice" contractions to practice relaxation and such. I didn't go into labor until 39 weeks, had a 36 hour labor (so thankfully I was doing SOMETHING to try to prepare my body!) and had a nice big healthy baby boy.
 

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I have never used EPO but I have had 5 successful VBACs<br><br>
I dont see how it can hurt but it is not necessary.
 

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I know I took it w/ Evan, I can't remeber if I took it w/ Ilana, I'm sure I did. I only do it orally though and I also used it on my scar after my c/s to make it look nicer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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