Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
sweetpeamami83's Avatar
sweetpeamami83
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: kansas
Posts: 2,344
My Mood:
anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

Anyone else going to be taking natures sunshine 5w? Or taking or inserting evening primrose oil? I am 36 weeks tomorrow but haven't started taking the 5w. Its sitting in the cabinet. I was having pretty constant contractions about three weeks ago and ended up in L&D so my MW suggested I wait closer to 37 weeks to begin taking it. Although things have gotten much better so I am debating if I should start taking it tomorrow at 36 weeks.

What is everyone else doing?

Advertisement

__________________
Aimee
5 kiddos and due in Oct
sweetpeamami83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
Becky1551's Avatar
Becky1551
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 300
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

We are just doing RRL tea. Both MWs highly recommended that. I thought EPO was still in the good books and even bought some, but when I talked to the MWs, they said that new research is showing that it does contribute to the bag of waters breaking, which they prefer to keep intact as long as possible (they'd rather women go into labour before the waters break if possible).
__________________
Mama to Mr. L - born 10/25/2011 peacefully and blissfully at home.
Becky1551 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #3
sweetpeamami83's Avatar
sweetpeamami83
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: kansas
Posts: 2,344
My Mood:
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Becky1551 View Post
We are just doing RRL tea. Both MWs highly recommended that. I thought EPO was still in the good books and even bought some, but when I talked to the MWs, they said that new research is showing that it does contribute to the bag of waters breaking, which they prefer to keep intact as long as possible (they'd rather women go into labour before the waters break if possible).
hmm. I have not heard of this. I used it last time and my water did not break until I was in active labor. Now the time before when I didn't use it my water did break before labor had even started. I am also doing RRL and have done that the past two times. I will have to see if I can find something on a correlation between epo and your water breaking.
__________________
Aimee
5 kiddos and due in Oct
sweetpeamami83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #4
nrsenadenos's Avatar
nrsenadenos
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 8,874
My Mood:
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

I've done EPO in the past and tried straight up cohosh last time and neither seemed to do anything...so not wasting money this time on it.
__________________
Nicole A not-very-crunchy-but-here-anyways Mommy to:
River 10/10/11 Caleb1/29/10, Shane3/31/08, Athena2/5/07,
Jasmine7/20/05
And someone NEW coming in October! Plus 2 angels, 8 chickies, 2 ducklings, and a wolfdog.
nrsenadenos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 08:10 PM   #5
sonshinemama's Avatar
sonshinemama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Getting closer to peace.
Posts: 1,682
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

What are any of them supposed to do?
__________________
Nicole, Mama to my 3 boys.

Swagbucks - Let's earn together!
sonshinemama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
Incubus527's Avatar
Incubus527
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 501
My Mood:
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

I used EPO from 37 weeks on and my water didn't break until right before pushing. I'll probably pick some up later this month.

Never heard of the other stuff though. Care to share a link?
__________________
~Lizzo~ Mama to Remy Alexander (04/08/08) and Seren Ivy (10/12/11)
Incubus527 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 08:24 PM   #7
sweetpeamami83's Avatar
sweetpeamami83
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: kansas
Posts: 2,344
My Mood:
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Incubus527 View Post
I used EPO from 37 weeks on and my water didn't break until right before pushing. I'll probably pick some up later this month.

Never heard of the other stuff though. Care to share a link?
http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/pr...-100-caps.aspx

http://diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278287
__________________
Aimee
5 kiddos and due in Oct
sweetpeamami83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 09:17 PM   #8
Octmom2009
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 354
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

Nope I used/tired nothing last time and will do the same again. My DD arrived 1 week early I'm a firm believer in that you go into labor when baby is good and ready and not a minute sooner.
Octmom2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 10:16 PM   #9
Becky1551's Avatar
Becky1551
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 300
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Octmom2009 View Post
Nope I used/tired nothing last time and will do the same again. My DD arrived 1 week early I'm a firm believer in that you go into labor when baby is good and ready and not a minute sooner.
Yeah, this is kind of my sense with it, too. That's why when she said EPO can induce/cause the waters to break, I didn't want to mess with it (I am too afraid of my waters breaking and then not actually contracting/going into labour and then being on the clock w/ the risk of infection, kwim?). RRL tea I am okay with, though, because it does not bring on labour. It just helps tone the uterus to make contractions more effective.
__________________
Mama to Mr. L - born 10/25/2011 peacefully and blissfully at home.
Becky1551 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 05:10 AM   #10
nrsenadenos's Avatar
nrsenadenos
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 8,874
My Mood:
Re: anyone else going to do natures sunshine 5w - or primrose oil?

As far as I understood all EPO does is soften your cervix, making it easier to dilate/efface. It does not bring on labor. I've never heard of it causing labor/breaking waters, unless I suppose you stick it in too far and rupture your own membranes or whatever. If I remember correctly 5W has cohosh in it, which is supposed to help stimulate/sustain contractions. But I tend to doubt its effectiveness as well since I took straight cohosh and it didn't do anything for me. I don't like tea, and I drank RRL with my first out of desperation and didn't notice a difference with it either.

Pretty much aside from castor oil (which my OB doesn't really recommend) if there's a natural method out there I've tried it and it hasn't worked for me, so I'm also in the camp that they only work if you were about to go into labor anyways.
__________________
Nicole A not-very-crunchy-but-here-anyways Mommy to:
River 10/10/11 Caleb1/29/10, Shane3/31/08, Athena2/5/07,
Jasmine7/20/05
And someone NEW coming in October! Plus 2 angels, 8 chickies, 2 ducklings, and a wolfdog.
nrsenadenos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.