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21/01/2014 at 23:29
Hi guys, looking for a bit of advice...
has anyone used evening primrose oil to thin out cervix and make it more favourable? I was advised to try it by a friend, taking 2capsules 2/3times daily. You can also use it as a lubricant during sex to ensure it gets closer to the cervix, or you can pop a capsule internally and it will disolve overnight so im told but i am unsure of whether to try this so was hoping to hear of some peoples experiences with this??
Hope to hear back soon
22/01/2014 at 10:02
22/01/2014 at 11:25
I used evening primrose with all 3 of mine. It didn't make them come any earlier but I think it help to soften my cervix and help speed up labour x
22/01/2014 at 15:23
27/01/2014 at 12:47
My midwife told me to use Primrose to ripen cervix. I was having a home water birth and I definitely think this helped. My son came at 39.4 weeks and within 5 hours.
I'm going to use it again with this next one.
27/01/2014 at 17:05
27/01/2014 at 19:04
Hi linzi ,
how you doing hun ? I used epo to increase cm when ttc and also used it a few days before the birth of dd nearly 4years ago , ( capsules ), also tried raspberry leaf tea , not sure which worked but with 3rd baby went into labour an hour after my 1st cup of r l tea , born 3n half hours later !! (was 2 days past edd ) took just over a week with with #4 , woulld def give them a go , will take both from approx. 38 weeks this time too , good luck hun , hope it works for you x x
28/01/2014 at 00:34
28/01/2014 at 16:35
Ah hun , I feel your frustrations , one thing's for sure though s/he can't stay in there forever , hope the sweep works its magic , have never had one myself , friends have though , to good effect , keep me posted , look forward to hearing your news x x x
28/01/2014 at 18:51
06/02/2014 at 09:51
Hi Linzi, hope you are well? Dying to hear how you are getting on x x
07/02/2014 at 11:11
07/02/2014 at 20:22
Hi linzi , so pleased to hear your lovely news , sorry it didn't go quite to plan but glad you're both safe n well , bet your dh is over the moon n loves looking after you both , take care n enjoy being pampered x x
07/02/2014 at 21:53
So lovely to hear from you Linzi. Congrats on the safe arrival of your little boy. How much did he weigh? Sorry your birth didn't go to plan, but glad you are both ok. Welcome to the Mummy club x x
07/02/2014 at 22:57
08/02/2014 at 09:26
I remember being overwhelmed first time I held dd thinking omg she is mine. I suppose its hard to take it all in until they are here in person. Enjoy every minute of him! Wow that is a good size. I'm ok thanks, booked in for a 21day blood test just to make sure all my levels are ok. FC everything is fine, but its one less thing to stress about. x x
08/02/2014 at 16:56
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