Just wondering if anyone had any stories to share of experiences with, or knew of someone, who had success with a shorter labour from taking Evening Primrose Oil capsules?
I have a friend who swore by them saying she took them orally from 36 weeks and then inserted 1 or 2 capsules "up there" each night from around 38 weeks onwards (and wore a pad as they do leak). I just want to clarify I am not looking at inducing labour as such, but they are supposed to be very beneficial and can prevent tearing altogether apparently.
Having done research & read lots of stories on Google they are designed to soften the cervix and assist with effacing / dilation. Apparently even many Mwives recommend them from what I have read.
My main reason for considering them is they really are supposed to assist greatly with helping women not tear during a vaginal birth. Which is the main thing I am scared of.
Lastly anyone drink raspberry Leaf Tea to bring on labour? I am still only 33 weeks but wondering if anyone who drank the tea near their due date went into spontaneous labour from the tea?