Hi ladies! So, my MWs recommended EPO, orally and vaginally. I was hesitant at first, but then Emily posted that she's been using it and it seems to be kicking things into gear and I was all about it. Then someone else (Ariel?) posted about how it leaks and stinks. DF loves his morning sex, and so do I and I don't want a stinky, leaky vajayjay to get in the way of that. Is anyone that has or is using it still having sex? Has anyone's partners been turned off by it? Any thoughts?
I used EPO orally and vaginally starting at 36 weeks at night. I don't think it made any difference for me in any way (but I also have nothing to compare to)...but I also didn't notice any leaking or stinkiness. I know DH and I had sex once or twice near the end, but I don't remember if it was after I started using that stuff or not.
Mara & Joel, 2009
Hmm, a stinky leaky vagina probably means an infection. Maybe she didn't wash her hands good enough when she put it up in there?
Dylan 4/22/04, Devon 6/24/06,Dorothy 9/13/07, Derek 12/19/09, Daniel 12/18/10, Daphne 2/24/12
Mindie and Mark, 5/16/09
This is the 4th pregnancy I've used EPO with and I've never noticed a smell. It seems very neutral to me. Infact, DH and I use it for sex...pop a pin in that little caplet and you've got a great lube.
And then it did make me feel very leaky overnight, but it was just the oil... there wasn't much actual leaking, but it felt very wet.
BTW, I wonder if the brand of EPO makes a difference as to how it smells??
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
My last pregnancy I used it both orally and vaginally at the end plus we DTD daily and never had any issues. There is a different smell to the oil but it seems to not be an issue that I remember.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I always keep the EPO caps in the fridge - it totally dulls the smell (and the taste). I have a super sensitive nose even when I am not pregnant and this always helps.
I wonder if they really need to be pricked though - when I had to use vaginal progesterone I never pricked them and they always dissolved - they are also gel caps. Anyone not prick their EPO?