Evening primrose oil....did you take it? Angiee Due April 20; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Sioux City, IA, United States 67 posts9th Oct '12
Anyone take evening primrose oil (orally or vaginally) the last few weeks to help with effacement? How much did you take and how and did it help with labor or not?
*oneblessedmama* 33 kids; Fairview, North Carolina 947 posts9th Oct '12
I took it and it didnt do much for me. But I did three vaginally and 4 orally.
XJS♡6.14 1 child; Panama City, Florida 379 posts9th Oct '12
i took probably four or five a day for four days and then i went into labor. not sure if it was just a coincidence or actually helped soften my cervix. i only labored for 8 hours.
Hurray! Due April 29; 5 kids; Ohio 980 posts10th Oct '12
tried it vaginally. didn't do nothing. ended up induced. I think I started 2 weeks before I was due. I don't remember how much I inserted. It was nasty as it would leak out at night and the next day so wear a pad the oil would stain clothing or sheets!
KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28196 posts11th Oct '12
Quoting Angie, mommy of 2!:" Anyone take evening primrose oil (orally or vaginally) the last few weeks to help with effacement? How much did you take and how and did it help with labor or not?"
Used it... orally and up the hooha, lol!! Took 3 a day and stuck 1 as far up as I could at night. It didn't help and made a horrible, smelly, oily mess. :x Still didn't get anywhere with dilation. *sigh*