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Old 08-01-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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I read somewhere, wish i still had the link. that taking EPO orally isnt good for you.
It didnt say anything about inserting it vaginally.
the end of my last pregnancy my midwife had be do oral and vag, so i would assume there isnt anything wrong with it.
anyone have any info on it?

also i cant remember- when is it ok to start using EPO?
I cant remember for the life of me when i started last time. Im 37.3 weeks today

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Old 08-02-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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Hi, I'm new here, hope you don't mind me chiming in!

My midwife with #2 told me about EPO, too. I used it then, with #3 and for about a week now, I'm 37wks pg with #4. I don't see that midwife anymore, but I do remember the info sheet said to start at (or after) 36 wks. I don't remember what it said to *do* with it, but I've always just done it vaginally. I didn't really like the idea of it affecting my whole body, though the bottle says to take it orally.

Don't know if that helps, have you looked around much online for info? Seems like I have in the past and not found much, but I haven't recently.

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Old 08-02-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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Actually EPO is really good for your skin. I took mine vaginally and orally at bedtime.
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There is some contraindication for taking it orally.
Here's a link. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T8N-3X2943W-D&_coverDate=05%2F06%2F1999&_alid=430839924&_rdoc= 1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_qd=1&_cdi=5091&_sort=d&view= c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_useri d=10&md5=6754e345b79f04ba568104fb11de18d4
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According to my midwife and research I did you are supposed to start taking it at 36 weeks orally and vaginally.
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:32 AM   #6
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I don't think that's very true. First of all, there's nothing wrong with your membranes being ruptured for a while. Your baby is constantly replinishing your amniotic fluid, so as long as you don't introduce anything into the vagina and as long as the fluid is clear, it's safe. Second, prolonged labor (usually due to induction), is what tends to lead to the cascade effect of interventions, resulting in cesarean or vacuum delivery.

I used EPO during my last trimester and my midwife used it during exams. It's a safe way to prepare your body for labor and childbirth, as well as kegals and lining up your baby. Lean forward ladies!
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i started at 36 or 37 taking it both ways as well...
i neer got told it was bad, just that it will help soften the cervix and all, it definitely softened and thinned a bit and my labor wasnt bad at all even though i was induced, it could have helped i guess LOL
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I started it at 38 weeks.. it helped me dilate the last couple of centimeters I needed over the next two weeks.. I went from being stuck at a one for three weeks to jumping to a three and then four and a half. I used it vaginally only though.
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