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    Just thought i would point out that there's no research at all supporting either - and I've spent ages looking!

    EPo in particular has nothing to support it - there's a little bit of evidence for rlt, one study found it shortened the pushing stage by I think 10 mins.

    Most people will have a better subsequent labour as that's the usual pattern.

    Despite the above I'm still taking both!

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    I drank the tea and took tablets from 32 weeks and in my last week of pregnancy inserted EPO tablets on the Monday and Tuesday I think? I stopped taking them because I got headaches but turns out that was blood pressure related. Went into labour on Thursday night, under 8 hours all up (would've been shorter if the midwife believed me when I said it was time to push) and pushed for 16 minutes! Could be a coincidence but ill definitely do it again if I have another!

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    Ahh many thanks ladies will be talking to my OBYN about this tomorrow, sounds promising!

    And what do you mean 'inserting' primrose capsules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtling View Post
    Ahh many thanks ladies will be talking to my OBYN about this tomorrow, sounds promising!

    And what do you mean 'inserting' primrose capsules?
    You insert 1-2 capsules (epo) as far up your vagina as you can. First you prick a hole into them (with a toothpick or something) and the oil is supposed to help soften your cervix. hehe.

    Forgot to add to do it before bedtime and to wear a pad as well.. sometimes it can leak out a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    You insert 1-2 capsules (epo) as far up your vagina as you can. First you prick a hole into them (with a toothpick or something) and the oil is supposed to help soften your cervix. hehe.

    Forgot to add to do it before bedtime and to wear a pad as well.. sometimes it can leak out a bit.
    So u just put the whole tablet up there? Weird lol!!!

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    Do you get RLT from the supermarket or a ghealth food shop?

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    I got it loose from a co-op and tablets from a health food shop. I've never seen it in supermarkets.

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    I got it as tablets from health food shop

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    I tried to do the EPO capsules but had a reaction to them so i stopped.

    I took RLtablets from the beginning of my 3rd trimester. I went into silent labor at 40+9. The pain was an 8/10 and i breathed him out. Labour was 3hrs long (was 'breathing' for 19min. My first labour (i didnt do EPO or RLT) was 22hrs of agonising pain, including 3.5hrs of pushing.

    (ETA: i got them from the health food store and i took two every morning)

    I 100% believe that the RLtablets made my labour less painful and shorter. I will definitely be taking them with my next baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkIsTheNewBlack View Post
    So u just put the whole tablet up there? Weird lol!!!

    u sure do! hehe.


 

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