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Did EPO help you dilate?

Did EPO help you dilate?

A randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that evening primrose oil had no effect on cervical ripening or speeding up labor. In fact, some research has shown that taking evening primrose oil during pregnancy is tied to a longer, slower labor.

How long does primrose oil take to soften cervix?

Evening primrose oil contains essential fatty acids, which are precursors to prostaglandins, that can soften and prepare the cervix for labour. You can begin taking evening primrose oil at 37-38 weeks, take 500 mg orally two times per day and/or insert one gelcap deep into your vagina at night.

When should I start taking evening primrose oil in pregnancy?

Evening primrose oil comes in capsules, which can be taken orally or inserted vaginally. While there is no standard dosage, it’s standard to take 500 to 2000 milligrams daily after the 38th week of pregnancy has begun. If you choose to use EPO, always start with very low doses.

What does evening primrose oil do in late pregnancy?

Some midwives and alternative health practitioners recommend using evening primrose oil to help prepare or “ripen” the cervix for labor, and for inducing labor. That’s because it may stimulate the body’s production of prostaglandins, hormones that help ripen the cervix and can bring on contractions.

How quickly does evening primrose oil work?

Early research shows that taking 2 grams of evening primrose twice daily for 12 weeks improves itchy skin in some people with disorders affecting bile flow in the liver. Improvement seems to take place within 1-2 weeks of starting treatment.

Does evening primrose oil balance hormones?

What is evening primrose oil? The evening primrose is a yellow flower that grows in the United States and part of Europe. The plant has traditionally been used as a wound-healing and hormone-balancing remedy. Its healing benefits may be due to its high gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) content.

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