(Closed) Primrose Oil stories? Anyone?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I dont have any stories but I know me and a bunch of the other July mamas are taking it.  Some of us are doing orally and others vaginally – nothing really to report about it though?   You could check our thread after a few weeks and ask again – but we dont really have anything to compare it to – to say that it helped or didnt.


I know at my 36 week appt. – after taking it for 3 days – my doctor said i was soft, thin, and 50% effaced but that could have happened anyway- you just never know!

Post # 4
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have been taking it since I hit week 38.  My doula said I could have started at week 36.  Right now I am at week 39 + 3.  So I’ve been taking it for about 10 days.  I have been taking it every day:  1000mg orally and 1000mg as a vaginal suppository before I go to bed at night.

It doesn’t feel like it’s doing anything, but I trust that it is.  I heard that the suppository really helps prevent tearing during birth.  I also heard that it helps to reduce the amount of time you are in labor.  Hopefully I will go into labor soon and I can check back and let you know how it went!

I do believe that none of these ‘natural induction methods’ will start labor unless your body is ready for it.

I have been drinking “red raspberry leaf tea” for about 1-1/2 months.  I can definitely feel that working.  It brings on BH contractions almost instantly for me.

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