I was advised to <ahem> insert it per vagina by my midwife. Just pop a couple of capsules up there before you go to bed... I didn't actually do it so can't vouch for it, however I trust my midwife- she delivered my DD2 at home and she's great. You should only do it from your due date and not before.
never heard of this before. after acuncture, reflexology, membrane sweep, vindaloo, rasberry leaf tea, pineapple and sex my cervix is still posterior and firm apparently. Am ringing husband now to get him the buy some capsules at the chemist - will try anything......thanks for idea!
I was facing induction at 38 wks due to complications with dc5 and in desperation, used EPO capsules, inserted twice, (snip top off and use tampon applicator to reach high to neck of cervix) last thing at night.
Also took 1000mg orally daily from just after 36 wks,
dd arrived 17 days early, all on her own, only one of my 5 that ever has. So would definately use again.
wow liahgen - that's encouraging. did you squeeze the contents out of the capsure and put it on the tampon or put the whole capsule in? i'm 3 day late with number 5 and am always late so very similar position.
liahgen, sorry to ask a gross question... but was there any sign of the capsules when you were in labour/delivering? I expect they'd be noticed about as much as a fart in a thunderstorm, but one of the things that's putting me off is that I could end up with a logjam of half-dissolved capsules...
Gentlydoesit - i put a capsule in last night - clipped one end of it and shoved it up manually (not easy with massive bump in the way!!!). This morning i was intrigued and had a little feel about - sorry if TMI but no sign of it whatsoever. sadly also no sign of labour....but i notice liahgen did it twice so i might do it again tonight. i think they must dissolve quite easily.