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Evening primrose question. Hippy Mommy Due June 27 (girl); 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 648 posts
Apr 16th

I'm 30 weeks pregnant and was wondering when you're supposed to start taking evening primrose and how much should I be inserting/taking? I read some moms started at 30 but that seems like way too early to me so was wondering what y'all did with your pregnancies? TIATongue

✩ ℒioȵεsȿ 98876 posts
status Apr 16th

you can start taking them then, taking them orally. I started inserting them vaginally around 38 weeks with my second pregnancy and wouldn't do it again. 

Hippy Mommy Due June 27 (girl); 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 648 posts
Apr 16th

Quoting ✩ ℒioȵεsȿ:
you can start taking them then, taking them orally. I started inserting them vaginally around 38 weeks with my second pregnancy and wouldn't do it again. 


Why wouldn't you do it again if you don't mind me asking? 

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8191 posts
Apr 16th

I took it once at 38 weeks 5 days.  I had her 2 days later. Idk if my body was ready or it was the prim rose oil.  I know it caused crazy cramping though.

✩ ℒioȵεsȿ 98876 posts
status Apr 16th

Quoting Hippy Mommy:

Why wouldn't you do it again if you don't mind me asking? 


It all slid out of me the next morning which made me feel gross, plus I hated the smell of it, took forever to come out of my clothes. 

taylllorrr Due August 12 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Cheyenne, WY, United States 1222 posts
Apr 16th

I started taking it orally at 36 weeks, and inserting at 38 weeks had my youngest at 39 weeks and was the fastest and most painless labor I've had so far. My water broke at 9pm had her at 1:35am and contractions only started at 12:50am. I was not dilated prior to my water breaking either. 

Hippy Mommy Due June 27 (girl); 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 648 posts
Apr 17th

 Yeah you guys have me scared I'm not starting these until way later