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Evening primrose oil

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yelyahyoung Wed 04-Mar-20 13:21:39

Anyone used it to help the cervix and thus the start of labour? Did you use it orally or vaginally? Do you believe it worked for you?

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CheesecakeFactory87 Wed 04-Mar-20 13:23:31

1000000 million percent beneficial for me.

Took it orally from 37 weeks. And used it internally from 38 weeks. I went 9 days overdue but my labour was quick and no tearing. Massive contrast from my first delivery which was 70+ hours and horrific.

Could completely be anecdotal but I would definitely use it again if I had another baby.

Rafaroo Wed 04-Mar-20 13:57:35

So glad you asked this OP!! Was just about to start a thread on this. How much did you use per day? I have a bottle of 500mg capsules...

CheesecakeFactory87 Wed 04-Mar-20 14:31:59

I think I took 1000Mg initially. And then increased to 2000mg per day at 39 weeks. And then inserted 2-3 capsules near my cervix at night. Put a pad or liner on though! They melt and it can get slightly messy the next morning when you get up.

Rafaroo Wed 04-Mar-20 16:14:06

OK, thanks for the advice! I am going to going to give it a go. Happy to try anything that may lessen tearing/labour time. Good luck too OP!

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