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I took it. Didn't prevent my 2nd degree tear, but I didn't expect it to. I delivered 1.5 weeks late via induction. It did make my skin look healthy though.
I took it and also deposited it in my bits from 37 weeks until birth with both my pregnancies. First son was born at 38 weeks after two hours of pushing and I had a second degree tear. My second son was born two days before 40 weeks after 5 minutes of pushing and I didn't have any tearing, no fissures or anything, just stretched.
I don't think it helped me go into labor but I do think it helped me not to tear.
I was told to start taking it from my Dr./MW. However, I read from several sources that EPO is a natural blood thinner. It's recommended to stop taking it two weeks before surgery. So if you had an emergency c-section, you might be screwed. The information also stated extra bleeding during birth and so on.
I'm not going to take it though. Just my two cents.