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I have never used it. I have heard women mention that they tried it, but no one I know of tried it with any luck. I did find a link that discusses the use of evening primrose oil in inducing labor naturally.
I bought a bottle to use this time, and I plan on using it regularly until something happens, I'll start it at 36 weeks.
I have not used it in the past, but know women who have and it worked well for them. It's basically a primer, it gets your cervix ready so when the real thing happens, you're one step ahead and I am ALL FOR THAT!
you can take it orally and/vaginally. vaginally works better to help "ripen" the cervix.
I took it with my second and he was born via natural onset of labor at 39w4d. (My first was a failed induction at 40w2d)
I plan on starting it again as soon as I hat 37 weeks.
Ashley, you basically just shove the pil up there as close to the cervix as you can get it. I plan on starting out with one at night, and then working up to 3. - wear a panty liner or something, it does leak out.
Missing Our Angels gone too soon 6/5/10 & 3/1/14 Adam Michael 9/22/06 (c-section)~Nathan Joseph 9/4/08 (VBAC)~Lincoln Thomas 9/5/12 (VBAC)
Never tried it. I'm sure i'm just being a big baby about it but the thought of putting a pill up in my lady parts just doesn't sound fun to me, LOL! I know with sex and childbirth this should seem like nothing but something about it turns me off. I *might* work up the courage to try it if i get desperate.
This was her 6th baby and she wasn't dilated much, nor having any contractions. Her midwife used the primrose vaginally and hooked her up to a breast pump for half an hour. Not 5 hrs later her son was born!
I have been inserting this for the past 3 nights.. Just 1 pill, I didn't know you could use more, and I didn't know you were supposed to insert it high ( Am I crazy that I don't know where my cervix is? LOL)
Anyway, I tried it with my first, and it didn't work, but this is my third, and I really need to have this baby before the 1st for school/ financial reasons... I'll be over 39 weeks, on my induction date: the 31st, but they say my cervix has to be favorable, so I'm hoping this helps.
ETA: will taking the pills orally along with it help more??