Evening Primrose Oil For Fertility – Benefits and Cautions for Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil For Fertility

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Benefits for Taking Evening Primrose Oil

This is a special plant influenced by the moon that has an affinity to women’s fertility.

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) has been used for hundreds of years because it is renowned not only for its fertility benefits but as a “cure all”. EPO’s reputation is namely due to its high content of the omega-6 essential fatty acids, Linoleic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid which is cold pressed from the seeds of the plant – which, by the way got it’s name because it looks similar to English Primrose and is no relation to the primrose flower at all.

Many studies have shown that EPO can help with:

  • General wellbeing (easing various burdens such as acne through to rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Reducing PMS symptoms (including bloating, breast tenderness, depression, fluid retention, foggy headedness, headaches, irritability and mood swings prior to their menstrual cycle).
  • Increasing cervical mucus (while reducing inflammation) – which is necessary for carrying and sustaining the sperm through to the cervix
  • Improving cellular growth and regulating hormones via Linoleic Acid
  • Toning the uterine muscles which prepares the body for pregnancy

How Evening Primrose Oil Could Help Your Fertility

EPO can improve the quality of cervical mucus – or, in other words it can make the cervical mucus more fertile. When you ovulate the body creates extra cervical mucus to help sustain the life of the sperm and this cervical mucus helps the sperm travel more freely and easily to the cervix. This “egg white” cervical mucus (as it is often referred to because of its elasticity and similar texture to “egg whites”) is also a good marker to indicate when you are ovulating.

PreSeed Lubricant

PreSeed is the name of a lubricant that also has the same function as the cervical mucus and it may be something you want to start using.

Cautions for Taking Evening Primrose Oil

EPO is NOT suggested for use after ovulation when a woman is trying to conceive. If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, stop taking EPO because the uterus may begin to contract which may lead to pre-term labour or miscarriage. Midwives use EPO to ‘ripen’ the cervix to help induce labour in the third trimester.

Suggested Dosage of Evening Primrose Oil

General usage is 500mg – 1000 mg one to two times a day (beginning at the lowest suggested dosage).

While Actively Trying to Conceive

General usage is 1500 – 3000 mg one to two times daily, from day 1 – 14 in the cycle. Evening Primrose Oil may cause uterine contractions in pregnancy which is why it may be best to not continue it past ovulation (in case of pregnancy) while actively trying to conceive. Post ovulation it may be best to switch to cod liver oil or another omega-3 oil.

Not Actively Trying to Conceive

For those who desire to take EPO to help reduce PMS, for menstrual cramps or general hormone balance support and are NOT actively trying to conceive, EPO may be taken all month long.

Sources:
  • Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health; Aviva Romm. Churchill Livingstone, 2010
  • http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/epo.html
    Wikipedia.org/wiki/prostaglandin
    Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; Susun S. Weed. Ash Tree Publishing, 1986
  • Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine; Tori Hudson, ND. McGraw Hill Publishing, 2008
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I am a world-famous fertility healer. I am passionate about giving women control back of their lives (often when they have lost their confidence and themselves whilst trying to conceive). Through my guidance I have a huge success rate helping women give birth to happy healthy babies. I have been positioned as an expert in the fertility field since 2007 and world leader in Qi Energy Healing for Fertility. I am the founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street, Mayfair and Putney in London and Chichester West Sussex and help 80% of all my clients to become parents. I give women the tools to heal, rebalance and harmonise themselves so they can get pregnant, stay pregnant and enjoy the journey getting there.

5 comments to “Evening Primrose Oil For Fertility – Benefits and Cautions for Evening Primrose Oil”

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  1. Sarah-Jane Wendover - May 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm Reply

    This is a really helpful article. I have found lots of contradictory advice on EPO and it is good to hear conclusively that we should only take it for the first 14 days of the cycle. It is so great to be able to come to one website and to Fiona who has all this knowledge on every aspect of nutrition, supplements and lifestyle to make fertility as un-stressful as possible.

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  3. Lucy Freemantle - May 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Sounds like you can have EPO up until ovulation, cool, gonna give it a go. The preSeed lube sounds like a go-er too! 😉

  4. U. McManus - May 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm Reply

    EPO sounds the way forward… So does Upiquinol since reading your article on it today!

  5. Cindy P - February 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm Reply

    Hi Fiona
    When should I stop taking Evening Primrose Oil?
    I just IUI and am effectively in my ‘2 week wait’ – should I continue or stop.
    Thank you.
    Cindy

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