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Anyone ever tried "Evening Primrose Oil" to induce labor?? Jazzafer Due February 4 (boy); 3 kids; Enid, Oklahoma 61 posts
14th Jan '11

Just wondering if anyone ever tried it to help speed up labor... I'm almost 3 cm, and almost 38 weeks! Midwives swear by it, but I've never tried it...

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65346 posts
14th Jan '11

Just wait. Let the baby come on his own.

three-under-three 3 kids; Turku, Finland 10680 posts
14th Jan '11

It doesn't induce labor but it will soften the cervix so when it dilates, it will do it easier. I usually stall at 4-5, but this time around I did EPO and I easily dilated to a ten.

Kohners & Kayleighs Mommy 34 kids; Conroe, Texas 9214 posts
14th Jan '11
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Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
14th Jan '11

I used it, not sure if it worked but I was only in labor 6 hours.

Jazzafer Due February 4 (boy); 3 kids; Enid, Oklahoma 61 posts
14th Jan '11

thanks ladies!! Yeah. this is actually my 6th pregnancy... and when people say, let the baby come in it's own.. let me just say, my kids HAVE NEVER came on their own. LOL I stop dilating at about 3-4 also. I have been induced with every one of my kids, and never once has my water broke on it's own. lol i was almost a 10 with my daughter and they finally broke my water..cause it wasn't breaking... Thanks Again!!! I've asked my Doctor if it was alright to try it, and he said yes.. since im already full term.

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
14th Jan '11

I used it to help ripen my cervix, it doesn't out right start labor, and it worked great. I went into labor 6cm 90% effaced, then only 2.5 hours of active labor.

Jazzafer Due February 4 (boy); 3 kids; Enid, Oklahoma 61 posts
14th Jan '11
Quoting Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys:
Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
14th Jan '11
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Katiee! 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 53 posts
14th Jan '11

I used itt! 2 a day. Im not 100% sure if it will induce labor, but i was in labor for 6 hours, and didnt tear! I heard it helps so you dont tearr. :)

Jazzafer Due February 4 (boy); 3 kids; Enid, Oklahoma 61 posts
14th Jan '11
Quoting Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys:
Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
14th Jan '11
Quoting Jazzafer:
Jazzafer Due February 4 (boy); 3 kids; Enid, Oklahoma 61 posts
14th Jan '11
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kimmery Due April 13 (girl); 3 kids; Shutesbury, Massachusetts 3 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting Jazzafer:" Just wondering if anyone ever tried it to help speed up labor... I'm almost 3 cm, and almost 38 weeks! Midwives swear by it, but I've never tried it... "



I used it with my third pregnancy I was 8 days late almost by the time I learned of it and used it oraly and I inserted it and by the 10th day I was past due I was having a baby I am currently almost 40 weeks pregnant with my fourth and thinking about using it again I just cant remember the doses of it, good luck I hope you figure it out and you hve your baby , when is your due date?