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Evening Primrose Oil/Natural Induction Methods Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
3rd Dec '12

First off, how in the HELL do you use EPO??
And secondly, besides Castor oil (which i refuse to even consider), what are some natural ways to help move things along/induce labor?
I appreciate any helpful advice! Thanks mamas :D

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
3rd Dec '12

There's nothing really to induce, but you can take walks, stretch, bounce on a birthing ball, have sex. Also get as much rest as possible so you don't get as tired during labor.

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
3rd Dec '12

You shove it up your vag and can take it orally too. I was told to do it at night and wear a pantyliner.

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" First off, how in the HELL do you use EPO?? And secondly, besides Castor oil (which i refuse to even ... [snip!] ... consider), what are some natural ways to help move things along/induce labor? I appreciate any helpful advice! Thanks mamas :D"


Walking, sex, gentle exercise etc. People will say NO to castor oil my dr said it was okay, I used it once and took 2 spoons and went into labor. You still have some time before your dd so just relax but the EPO I started using by 32 weeks so I dkn if it would even help at this point?

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16054 posts
3rd Dec '12

I started taking it orally at 34 weeks. Then at 36 weeks I started taking it vaginally as well. My son ended up being 10lbs and 21 1/2 inches long..I only had minimal 1st degree tearing. I truly believe it helped a ton with that!

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" I started taking it orally at 34 weeks. Then at 36 weeks I started taking it vaginally as well. My son ... [snip!] ... ended up being 10lbs and 21 1/2 inches long..I only had minimal 1st degree tearing. I truly believe it helped a ton with that! "


I never took it orally! Im gonna try that lol



Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Kriste loves her babies!:" Walking, sex, gentle exercise etc. People will say NO to castor oil my dr said it was okay, I used ... [snip!] ... some time before your dd so just relax but the EPO I started using by 32 weeks so I dkn if it would even help at this point? "


Well, i'm scheduled to be induced next week because of my diabetes. I want to help my body prepare more than throw it in to labor. I'm only a fingertip dilated, so i want to help with that most of all.

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16054 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Kriste loves her babies!:" I never took it orally! Im gonna try that lol "


Yep...to do it right and safely (I did a TON of research on it) you can start it orally at 34 weeks...and vaginally at 36 weeks.

Party of 6 4 kids; Nevada 7299 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting That Girl.:" You shove it up your vag and can take it orally too. I was told to do it at night and wear a pantyliner."


This!



I forget the exact numbers since it's been awhile. But I think they say it's safe to start putting up your vag around 36 weeks? I started at 37 or 38 weeks and bounced on a yoga ball ever free moment I had. My water broke at 39 weeks 4 days

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" I started taking it orally at 34 weeks. Then at 36 weeks I started taking it vaginally as well. My son ... [snip!] ... ended up being 10lbs and 21 1/2 inches long..I only had minimal 1st degree tearing. I truly believe it helped a ton with that! "


How many do you take orally? And how exactly do i do it vaginally?? lol

*Sonia* B Due December 11 (boy); Deer River, Minnesota 1 posts
3rd Dec '12

i hear fresh pineapple works for some women has to b fresh i have 9 days till dd good luck

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" I started taking it orally at 34 weeks. Then at 36 weeks I started taking it vaginally as well. My son ... [snip!] ... ended up being 10lbs and 21 1/2 inches long..I only had minimal 1st degree tearing. I truly believe it helped a ton with that! "


Holy cow mama. See people who say you can't push out a baby bigger then 8 pounds are liars. I've never once even worried about baby being to big to deliver.

Party of 6 4 kids; Nevada 7299 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" How many do you take orally? And how exactly do i do it vaginally?? lol"


To do it vaginally, do it right before bed and wear a pad or something since it'll leak. But you just shove the pills up there.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Audra's mommy:" To do it vaginally, do it right before bed and wear a pad or something since it'll leak. But you just shove the pills up there."


Does it say this on the bottle? And do i put more then one? Do you have to prick it?

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
3rd Dec '12

just shove it up there like a tampon lol. I would double it since your being induced next week. I dkn what other people do or what the right amt is but I would do one at a time every 4 hours ish... but thats just me.