Evening Primrose Oil and Fertility
on Dec 30, 2012
by Alyssia Granger
What is the herbal remedy Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) and how can it increase your fertility?
Evening Primrose Oil is the oil that comes from the North American wildflower Evening Primrose. The funny thing about the Evening Primrose is that it is not actually an Evening Primrose, but the plant looks similar to an Evening Primrose and that is how it got its name. The oil from the Evening Primrose has been used for hundreds of years as a sort of “cure all” for all sorts of ailments. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
The biggest benefit of Evening Primrose Oil, as far as fertility is concerned, is that it can help to produce fertile quality cervical mucus. We all know that cervical mucus is very important in conception, since it helps the sperm “grab on” and travel to the uterus more quickly and easily. Good quality cervical mucus can also really help the sperm to stay alive for up to five days inside the body, allowing you more fertile time. If you want to increase the quality and amount of “egg white cervical mucus” that your body is producing, Evening Primrose Oil is a great way to make that happen.
Evening Primrose Oil is usually sold as a soft gelcap oral medication. You can buy it over the counter, without a prescription. You can order it online or pick it up at a local health food store. It is very important that you discontinue using Evening Primrose Oil if you do get pregnant, since it can cause pregnancy complications. It is usually best to take Evening Primrose Oil with food to prevent an upset stomach. You should also begin with the lowest dosage, and increase as you find necessary.
Evening Primrose Oil can cause the uterus to contract. This could be dangerous to a growing embryo and a pregnancy. Taking Evening Primrose Oil when you are pregnant could even induce a miscarriage. For this reason, it is important to discontinue use of Evening Primrose Oil if you think that you might be pregnant. Most women who take Evening Primrose Oil choose to only take it through ovulation and then wait until they get their next period just to make sure that they do not accidentally take any Evening Primrose Oil when they could be pregnant.
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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.