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Is it safe to use evening primrose oil vaginally at 34 weeks if already dilated 1cm?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Would not do because: Evening primrose oil is commonly advised by midwives to "ripen" the cervix but they usually recommend taking it orally & not vaginally until 39 weeks. See http://herbs.Lovetoknow.Com/evening_primrose_oil_for_cervical_dilation however, the one study done on this found that oral evening primrose oil did not help & might cause harm: http://www.Sciencedirect.Com/science/article/pii/s0091218299000555.

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