May 18, 2008 10:03AM
Is anyone massaging their perineal with olive oil? If so how are you getting on, when did you start and does anyone know if it works?
May 17, 2008 1:25PM
I want to know this too! xx
May 17, 2008 1:40PM
lol no i havent..whats the purpose of it?!
May 17, 2008 2:11PM
I am planning on trying this but haven't started yet, basically the idea is to stretch the perineum so that you are less likely to tear or need an episiotomy- anything that might help with this gets my vote, I am terrified of needing stitches!
Found this information about how to do it:
May 17, 2008 2:53PM
I started at 36 weeks well started is the word, lets just say its not the easiest thing in the world to do, with a big bump!!!! Ive found it really difficult lol and always end up in a very un-flattering position!!! but if it all helps and works then its worth it
May 17, 2008 3:21PM
My hubbie has actually said he'll do it for me!
Very unattractive for him I can imagine but no worse than the things he'll see when I'm in labour I guess!
May 18, 2008 5:37AM
hi, i bet this is extremely difficult unless getting someone else to do it. ive heard putting an evening primrose oil capsule in your vaginal cavity helps soften the cervix with its natural prostgladins and the oil helps the perinium. obviously at bedtime and not while doing the weekly shop at asda. wouldnt reccomend to early in pg cos of the prosgladin thing. gotta be easier than trying to rub down there. anyone tried painting toenails yet lol. xxx
May 18, 2008 10:03AM
I had honestly never heard of this before! I'm quite keen to start because I really dont want to tear but I tore and had an episiostomy with my first so does that make me more likely to tear anyway?
Jun 19, 2019 3:17AM
New to the game at 35.
Hello all. My husband just surprised me last week by saying if I wanted to have a baby he is willing to do so. He has 2 kids, 14 and 8, from previous relationships so for the 5 years we've been together it was all "don't want another ". We got married April 1st of this year. I have PCOS so I had accepted life without a baby of my own and have been on BC for most of my adult life. But now he has changed his mind and I am ecstatic and terrified! I threw away my last 4 active pills, which obviously messed up my cycle lol. So here we go to see what we can do. I cant decide if it would be scarier to conceive right away or for it to take a long time (if at all). I am on Metformin for diabetes (very well controlled, a1c of 5.4 last time checked) and I've been taking inositol supps for a while now just to see if they could help with other symptoms. Also started taking prenatal vitamins as preparation. Sorry for my long winded intro, I'm just excited. Thanks for reading if you got this far!
May 29, 2019 9:20AM
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