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Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66718 posts
status 7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" I've also read that castor oil can cause really strong contractions & I don't know if that would be good on my scar. Just too many cons for me to even consider it really."


Yes, it can, which in turn can deprive the baby of oxygen, which is what causes the baby to pass meconium in some cases. It's not a good idea.

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" I've also read that castor oil can cause really strong contractions & I don't know if that would be good on my scar. Just too many cons for me to even consider it really."


When was your Csection?

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66718 posts
status 7th Jan '13
Quoting Kriste loves her babies!:" dkn my dr. said it was safe but people will b***h at you on here cause they are ignorant. Vbac is intense ... [snip!] ... intense and if you dont want to end up with a Csection you do what helps. I went through it so I get where your comming from. "


No, people are not ignorant. It's a known fact that using laxatives during pregnancy can lead to dehydration. It's dangerous. Just because YOU think it's okay, doesn't make the rest of the population ignorant. :roll:

gorgeouschaos712 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 596 posts
7th Jan '13

Can they honestly make you come in for a c-section? I mean seriously why do they need to schedule you for one if your wishes are to have LO naturally? Unless of course there is something medically wrong with you or LO waiting until baby is ready is always best..

Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Why are they going to section you so soon?"


My doctor isn't exactly VBAC friendly, I don't even know why he's allowing me to try, but I'm taking what I can get. My csection was already scheduled before I mentioned VBAC. I didn't really realize how badly I was setting myself up for failure by not asking him to push my csection date back to 42 weeks until after it was too late. I know I can just not show up, but I trust him. I'll be 39+3 when they do my section & I just want my rainbow here & in my arms. I've had a really rough day, I was expecting to be dilated at least a little & my cervix is doing nothing. It's low & the nurse could feel his head, but otherwise I'm tightly closed.

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" No, people are not ignorant. It's a known fact that using laxatives during pregnancy can lead to dehydration. ... [snip!] ... lead to dehydration. It's dangerous. Just because YOU think it's okay, doesn't make the rest of the population ignorant. :roll:"


Its not about castor oil or any laxative. I asked my dr. and they said it was fine but anyways everyone is jumping at her because shes trying to start labor. If she doesnt have the baby by a certain day she WILL have a Csection. Thats how it works and Im assuming people either didnt read her whole post or they just dont know what a Vbvac is like.

Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Kriste loves her babies!:" When was your Csection? "

September 26, 2011

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Keely Rae:</b>" They can't strip my membranes until I'm dilated at least to a 2 or 3 otherwise it won't do anything. ... [snip!] ... thing because it can cause the baby to have his first BM & swallow meconium & I'm really not up for risking that. :/"</blockquote>




Oh k.
I did n****e stimulation and I had some good contractions but it never kicked into anything! The second I stopped they would stop too.
Other things I tried was LOTS of pineapple lol, kurb walking, sex, bouncing on yoga ball, squats.
And really random, but I spent ages looking at hilarious pictures online in hopes that me laughing so hard would break my waters lol. But I woke up in labour the next morning. Good luck!
I discussed castor oil with my midwive and she wasn't completely against it and said to let her know if I did take it. But after my own research I decided against it.

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66718 posts
status 7th Jan '13
Quoting Kriste loves her babies!:" Its not about castor oil or any laxative. I asked my dr. and they said it was fine but anyways everyone ... [snip!] ... Thats how it works and Im assuming people either didnt read her whole post or they just dont know what a Vbvac is like. "


No one is jumping at her. One person suggested waiting.

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" My doctor isn't exactly VBAC friendly, I don't even know why he's allowing me to try, but I'm taking ... [snip!] ... a little & my cervix is doing nothing. It's low & the nurse could feel his head, but otherwise I'm tightly closed."



Thats a good sign that hes low. Keep doing what your doing, you still have a little time!

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" September 26, 2011"


Oh thats a while, so thats good. I had my vbac 18m after

Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Keely Rae:</b>" They can't strip my membranes until I'm dilated ... [snip!] ... and she wasn't completely against it and said to let her know if I did take it. But after my own research I decided against it."

I've read about the n****e stimulation taking some serious commitment. But so far it's the same, they stop soon after I stop. I may try it some more just in case. I'm also going to keep using the birthing ball & stuff.

Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Kriste loves her babies!:" Oh thats a while, so thats good. I had my vbac 18m after"


Yeah, 15 months. I got pregnant like 7 months after my first section. :/

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66718 posts
status 7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" I've read about the n****e stimulation taking some serious commitment. But so far it's the same, they ... [snip!] ... they stop soon after I stop. I may try it some more just in case. I'm also going to keep using the birthing ball & stuff."


Go to Taco Bell, lol.

Kriste loves her babies! Due March 23; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18381 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" Yeah, 15 months. I got pregnant like 7 months after my first section. :/"


Just have faith you'll go naturally. When will you see the dr. again?