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lauren [+2] Due March 14; 2 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
Dec 3rd '12

I took it at 38 weeks to avoid induction. I took it at 6:55pm and was shitting my brains out by 7:15. My stomach hurt the ENTIRE night. And I never even had contractions. The sad part is, I took LESS than the recommended dosage, I am SO glad I did though or I might have died from the pain in my stomach and constant shitting.



Just saying, its NOT worth it.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Dec 3rd '12

There sure have been a lot of castor oil posts lately. Lots of extremely impatient ladies, I guess.



OP, it's not a good idea, if you haven't gotten that impression already. Baby will come when baby is ready. Castor oil will just give you diarrhea and possibly dehydrate you. Is that how you want your labor to begin? I don't think so. The last 3 weeks are important for brain and lung development, so be patient and let that baby bake.

Shorty Hatcher Detroit, Michigan 8 posts
Dec 3rd '12

Let me tell sweetie u only take it if u are over due now I took it with my 2 baby and hell no it didnt work but if u only have three weeks left girl wait those three weeks take it from some body who has 8 kids

Brittany D3390 Due December 23 (boy); 1 child; Massachusetts 26 posts
Dec 3rd '12

we had a scan last week he is over 6lbs I am 70%effaced & 1+cmdilated

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8816 posts
Dec 3rd '12

your still 3 weeks early, i was 2cm dilated for weeks..

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Dec 3rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Lindsey*(8 weeks):</b>" your still 3 weeks early, i was 2cm dilated for weeks.."</blockquote>



:!:

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
Dec 3rd '12

Besides, they dont always get accurate measurments. He could be 4 lbs for all you know.

J+B=Z&L ♡ 2 kids; Pensacola, Florida 5968 posts
Dec 3rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brittany D3390:</b>" we had a scan last week he is over 6lbs I am 70%effaced & 1+cmdilated"</blockquote>




That doesn't mean shit. He's still growing and developing, let him be.

Shonna Boyd 3 kids; Pennsylvania 95 posts
Dec 3rd '12

Medically: caster oil causes diarrhea, which causes you to become dehydrated, which in turn causes contractions.



certainly Not the best way to induce labor, not to forget, when you get to the hospital and they realize your dehydrated(which is causing the contractions) they are going to rehydrate you, and that will stop your contractions (most of the time)
If you even get them from the castor oil.
most people who are not ready to deliver(as in the baby is not ready yet not you, because Im certainly "ready"! and Ive got 11 weeks to go yet!) will just end up on the toilet most of the day.



Either way its not worth the horrible day you would have. Wait the extra 3 weeks. It WILL be worth it.
Shonna
-Nursing Assistant.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 8124 posts
Dec 3rd '12

I wouldn't cause you'll probably just end up on the toilet with no labor. However sex can help! There is a chemical in semen that will help you to dilate. Try walking, prenatal yoga or rolling around on an exercise ball :) none of this helped me. But I know women that swear by it.... On a side note my sister did the splits at 38 weeks and her water broke 6 hours later. It's probably a coincidence but she always claims the splits get babies out.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Dec 3rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brittany D3390:</b>" we had a scan last week he is over 6lbs I am 70%effaced & 1+cmdilated"</blockquote>




They can be totally off on weights. And you can go walk around 1cm dilated for weeks. With my first I was 1cm from the time I was 30 weeks until 35 weeks when I went to 3cm and then delivered at 41 weeks. So you can go for a long time dilated

Baby_Majick Due May 1 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Sullivan, Missouri 4129 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Brittany D3390:" how many of you took castor oil? Did it work!!?"


Would never! I hear it's gross... and if you like having the runs, then go for it!!... But beware you could end up in labor and crap all over the table... plus why not wait...until your doctor says it's ok to induce or you go in labor on your own...

Brittany Leege 3 kids; Lexington Park, Maryland 92 posts
Dec 3rd '12

eening prime rose oil is much safer

Krystal Shelton Due October 22 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Tatum, TX, United States 153 posts
Dec 3rd '12

I understand everybody saying wait but if I had waited I would have lost my son. My son was due June 27th and I had him June 1st induced; he was 7.7 and perfectly health but. I got an infection and he was almost septic. It all depends on your situation and if you have any medical problems. I wouldn't go the castor oil way but there are other stuff like raspberry tea and if you are able go for some walks. I will add that I had my 2nd son at 37 weeks induced as well and he was 8.3 and perfectly healthy. Go off of your own gut instincts and do whatever you feel is necessary for you.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Krystal Shelton:" I understand everybody saying wait but if I had waited I would have lost my son. My son was due June ... [snip!] ... as well and he was 8.3 and perfectly healthy. Go off of your own gut instincts and do whatever you feel is necessary for you."

You were having a medical issue thats 100% different. She should be listening to her doctor not just doing whatever sounds good to her.