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Old 10-19-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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Anyone have menstrual type cramping from using EPO vaginally? I've been having night cramps almost every night since using this. I know that at 38+ weeks this could just be just "prelabor" but I wasn't sure if this was making it worse. We also DTD before bed but when we do during the day it doesn't cause cramping...

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Old 10-19-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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i dont know if it has anything to do with the Epo. i am only a few days behind you and ihave only done the epo once but often have the cramps at night and sometimes very intense ones!!!!
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i dont know if it has anything to do with the Epo. i am only a few days behind you and ihave only done the epo once but often have the cramps at night and sometimes very intense ones!!!!

Thanks Sandra! You would think less cramps at night since you are already laying down. Not much else you can do.
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Re: EPO and cramps

my MW told me it could cause cramping.
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Re: EPO and cramps

When I was induced with cervidil I had a lot of cramping while my cervix ripened and softened. Maybe laying flat is keeping the EPO and natural prostaglandins (sperm) on the cervix and the cramping is it doing it's job! Hopefully!!
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Re: EPO and cramps

I cramp and have contractions all night long until about 4am. I hope that it means it is working big time and there will be less work when labor kicks in.
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Thanks everyone! I asked my mw today at my home visit and she said that was a good sign, bad for sleep, but good for "ripening".
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well that is great news then willow!!!! maybe i will finally start then!!
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well that is great news then willow!!!! maybe i will finally start then!!
She told me after 38 weeks that putting 6 in vaginally or more is fine.
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Re: EPO and cramps

yeah I think you figured it out already but it did give me cramping. I actually used a lot and at the end of my pregnancy so it put me into labor within 36 hrs.
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