Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’ve been using evening primrose oil for a few months now because I take a daily allergy medication and EPO increases production of fertile cervical fluid.
I’ve heard it has mood-lifting and libido-boosting elements as well, but what I’ve noticed more than anything is that it really eases my periods. I take it from CD 1 until ovulation day, and then stop. When my period starts, I begin my regimen again and it has shortened my periods quite a bit! I used to have 8-10 day cycles (including spotting) and this time around my period has only lasted 5 days — my shortest period ever.
Does anyone else notice a shorter period while taking EPO? What other benefits are there? Thanks in advance for sharing.
Post # 3
A TON of the women in my birth group take it for their cervix, but that’s super late in pregnancy!
Post # 4
@mrspitcher8: I have never heard that EPO increases fertile cervical fluid. I have read about it being used to treat eczema and actopic dermatitis, and some people take it for PMS and rheumatoid arthritis, although there sin’t much evidence indicating it is effective. EPO should only be taken at the end of pregnancy, but there just isn’t much evidence that it does, in fact, ripen the cervix for labor. Does it really seem to increase your cervical mucus? In terms of increasing cervical mucus, I think there is some evidence that phytoestrogens (foods that can mimic estrogen in your body) can increase it. These foods are flax, tofu, soy, tempeh, sesame seeds, and others- I ate more flax and tofu between my period and ovulation to try to increase my cervical mucus, I’m not sure if it made a difference but I did get pregnant! Good luck to you!