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Here is my response on EPO from a different thread.
EPO (Evening Primrose Oil) was recommended. This worked great for me. You can find them in any health store or a walgreens....the bottles are around the herbal medicine, they cost about 15 for a bottle. She can either take them orally or vaginally. I started taking them orally, but they left a funny metallic taste in my mouth. My MW told me to start taking them vaginally.
I would go lay down in bed, take out 4 pills (they look like vitamin E capsules) and I would poke some holes in each pill with a needle. I had a roll of napkins next to the bed as my fingers would get icky from the oil leaking out. I'd lay down and insert each pill to surround my cervix. Be sure to have her wear a pad to bed as the oil will leak out. She shouldn't stand or sit up for 1-2 hours. The best time to do this is bedtime, but of course, pregnant women must pee. She won't die if she has to get up and go pee it's ok. BUT, she may freak out when she sees her pee is rather cloudy. This is nothing to worry about, it's just the oil skimming the top of the urine in the toilet. Keep in mind that it's oil.
I would start getting contractions about 10 minutes after insertion.
Using it as a lubricant is another way to use it (as previously recommended). Sex alone is great. Semen has ...oxytocin is it?? in it and it works great to help her along. P.S........the semen works even better if it's ingested....*ahem* ok...so....[/b]
I started EPO orally (may have used it vaginally a few times too, I don't recall now) 1 1/2 wks before ds was born. I dilated from 3-10 cm in 45 minutes. (That was 45 incredibly INTENSE minutes! ) Fast labors also run in my family, but I never ever expected to dilate so quickly for a first birth.
Mom to James 3/27/05 & Samuel 3/26/08
I had 20 minutes of intense burning about 3 hours after I took it, followed by a 1 hr 15 minute labor. Was unplanned unassisted homebirth. Neat experience, but was difficult to deal with the freight train labor.
I'm taking 1000 mg orally at night and 1000 mg orally in the morning. On the days that I remember to do it (better way to put it, on the days that DH and I don't DTD ), I'm putting 2 1000mg capsules in vaginally.
Dilating was super easy for me too. Very easy....in fact when I felt guilty about calling my MW and saying that I thought I was in labor, because I thought it was fake...I was really a 4-6 when she showed up at my home. LOL! I was so relieved I didn't want her to have to drive all the way back home.
I used it with my son and did both orally and vaginally in my last month. I ended up in a c-section but I think the EPO did work because I got to 7cm in 5 hours!
Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010