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*Mama Mica* 1 child; Alaska 1717 posts
31st Aug '08
Quoting Lisa, Mum of 3:
Massage Mama TTC since Jul 2012; 2 kids; Ohio 3005 posts
31st Aug '08

i had great results with taking it orally. i started at 36 weeks had my baby at 38 weeks and was 4 cm dialated and 80% effaced when i went in. i took 2 caps a day of the thousand miligram

12345abc 1 child; 1, 2, United States 1695 posts
31st Aug '08

You can take as many as you want, as whatever your body doesn't use.. it will just pass along. At 37wks I was fingertip dialated, but my cervix was just "soft" and pretty thick. So I bought a bottle of the 1300mg, and I took ALL 30 capsules within the week. I tried to do a couple one night vaginally, but they seemed to just ooze right back out (sorry if TMI!) But the next week at my 38wk appt, I was 75% effaced/thinned!!! So I think they worked great!! They are great to use, especially if you don't have to have sex to thin your cervix. As soon as you are 100% effaced.. the dialation comes quickly and on it's own from the pressure of the baby's head. So I definitely reccomend taking as many as you'd like.. there's no harm in taking a ton, they are perfectly safe! :)

KRYST'LE 4 kids; Bronx, New York 5023 posts
31st Aug '08
Quoting NewMommy2Be!:
12345abc 1 child; 1, 2, United States 1695 posts
31st Aug '08
Quoting PREGO & A LESBIAN YAY:
Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
31st Aug '08

I heard taking them orally doesnt help... haha maybe I should be doing both!

talyn-HE'S here!! 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 3629 posts
1st Sep '08

take two orally three times a day, breakfast lunch and dinner and snip off the end of one and insert it as deep in your vagina as you can to the cervix and lay down for bed. where a pad so that it catches any that leaks out! orally it stimulates contractions adn calms you so your not overly stressed and vaginally it softens and helps to dialate the cervix! Got my daughter out within three days!!

April Crawford 2 kids; Georgia 84 posts
1st Sep '08

Per my midwife at 35 weeks I started taking Red Raspberry Combination. It is supposed to get your cervix ready for labor, and after reading reviews, many many women rave over it.

At 36 weeks I was 50% effaced, and dialated about 1/2 cent.

Next, at 37 weeks my midwife had me start the Evening Primrose Oil orally, along with the Red Rasp. Combo.

At my 37 week visit I was still 50% effaced and 1/2 cent. dialated, the baby had moved down much more (not sure what stage) and I was extremly soft and anterior (whatever that means, I think it has to do with the position of the baby)

Then, at 38 weeks my midwife had me stop the Evening Primrose Oil orally, and start with the insertion. I did not find it messy, but I only did the two capsules that my bottle calls for per day. My midwife told me to just follow the directions on the bottle.

I did not get checked at my 38 wk. appt. so no update on progress there.

Lastly, starting tommorow I will go for accupuncture to get labor started. This, too, was recommended by my midwife. I had 2 accupunture sessions around 26 wks prego to get rid of some horrible back pain, carple tunnel, and siatica, and it worked like a charm!

We are really trying hard to get me in labor on my own. I am going for a VBAC, and the Dr. in the group is just being a Dr. and wanting to find out the estimated fetal weight, he thinks my baby is huge, and I know where he is going with this........he would rather be back in the OR delivering via C-Section. I want to stay as far away from that place as possible. I really hope to deliver before my next appt. Thursday. I do not even want the ultra sound that he had me schedule.

Happy Mommy of Five!!! 5 kids; Ohio 930 posts
2nd Sep '08
Quoting AKmommy08:
KRYST'LE 4 kids; Bronx, New York 5023 posts
2nd Sep '08
Quoting April Crawford:
KRYST'LE 4 kids; Bronx, New York 5023 posts
2nd Sep '08

got my evenin primrose capsules..
of course i wont use them now bt they were on sale 3bucks for 75 pills

Armywife13 Due April 3 (girl); 17 kids; Allenhurst, Georgia 2442 posts
2nd Sep '08

Where can you get evening primrose pills i am at 32 weeks and I want to start doing them at 36 weeks my mid wife already has me drinking a cup of rasberry leaf tea a night.

KRYST'LE 4 kids; Bronx, New York 5023 posts
2nd Sep '08

got mines at duane reade

Armywife13 Due April 3 (girl); 17 kids; Allenhurst, Georgia 2442 posts
2nd Sep '08
Quoting PREGO & A LESBIAN YAY:
KRYST'LE 4 kids; Bronx, New York 5023 posts
2nd Sep '08
Quoting Armywife13: