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Cafemom seems to be easier/have more info than Google sooooo....

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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 Who can tell me about evening primrose oil?

I have read that it helps prepare your cervix for labor but doesn't actually make labor happen. I also read on some website that you can open the capsules and rub the oil directly on your cervix..... seems kind of strange to me but who knows

 

My mom is an "herbalist" and knows quite a bit about this kind of stuff so I asked her. She said she has never heard of using it and that oils can be dangerous so she doesn't advise using it. (she may not have said "dangerous" but something like that)

 

 

So what's the word around cafemom about this?

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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CutieBoysMommy
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:09 PM

BUMP!

prdmomnarmywife
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM
Bump
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dixiegurl223626
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM

BUMP!

lismore
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:11 PM
I don't know
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mackiebugsmom
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Never heard of it sorry
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TexasWife
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:20 PM

My doctor used mineral oil when I was delievering that is about it. 

opal10161973
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:21 PM
According to the aafp, evening primrose oil is most commonly used by midwives, but it is unclear whether it ripens the cervix or induces labor. Go to the website for more information on other herbal remedies. Under cervical ripening.
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Kelsmomma123
by Silver Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:22 PM
Bump not sure.
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opal10161973
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:23 PM
Sometimes it is how you are doing the search that gives the correct results. I used evening primrose oil cervix in the search box.
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