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Castor Oil - or no? ♥ Peenky ♥ Due March 21; 2 kids; California 58 posts
7th Mar

Well I'm 38.6 days weeks pregnant. I'm so close to the end, yet soooooo far. I'm feeling fluffy, tired, sick, and lack of better words... I'm over it!- Baby has baked, and I'm ready to push!
Doctor has offered to induce with Pitocin, but no thanks! I'm okay with drugs, unless completely needed...
BUT I hear that a shot of Castor oil and orange juice can do the trick... I don't mind positive opinions... yes or no?
Anyone else done it?
Does it make you have the Hershey's?  

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22862 posts
7th Mar

No

*Game Over* 3 kids; Iowa City, IA, United States 4299 posts
7th Mar

Castor oil will just give you the shits. The best thing is to wait it out, however to help the process you can do some walking or have sex. 

The night before I went into labor DH and I walked to a mexican place to eat, walked back, then had sex. I was in labor the next morning. 

I still can't figure out how the hell I walked that far while being 39 weeks pregnant.

Sarah™ 1 child; Saskatoon, SK, Canada 40921 posts
status 7th Mar

Don't do it. 
I tried it and all I did was shit uncontrollably. 
Plus it could make the baby have a BM in utero. 

anna_n_jose Due March 30 (girl); 163 kids; 10 angel babies; New York 619 posts
7th Mar

Quoting *Game Over*:
Castor oil will just give you the shits. The best thing is to wait it out, however to help the process you can do some walking or have sex. 

The night before I went into labor DH and I walked to a mexican place to eat, walked back, then had sex. I was in labor the next morning. 

I still can't figure out how the hell I walked that far while being 39 weeks pregnant.


nice!!!!!!!! you go op you can do it!!!!!try walking sex al else fails try the oil!its a good laxitive 
baby will be fine

linsα Lake Hylia, HY, Czech Republic 30625 posts
7th Mar

Not when you're 38-39 weeks. You shouldn't try any method of induction unless you're overdue. Hell, inductions shouldn't happen until 42 weeks unless you have a valid medical reason. 

midoubaby 1 child; 1 angel baby; sc, uk, United Kingdom 200 posts
7th Mar

i havent heard good things about it and i think it does give you the runs. plus i could be wrong but i think i might have read it can maybe make baby poo on the way out. i would try to look in to other ways. :)

♥ Peenky ♥ Due March 21; 2 kids; California 58 posts
7th Mar

haha.. that's it then, I'm eating Mexican tonight and turning on the slow grooves for the man.. LOL

If it doesn't work, I'll try some Chinese food tomorrow! LOL

linsα Lake Hylia, HY, Czech Republic 30625 posts
7th Mar

Quoting midoubaby:
i havent heard good things about it and i think it does give you the runs. plus i could be wrong but i think i might have read it can maybe make baby poo on the way out. i would try to look in to other ways. :)


There haven't been any conclusive studies that it passes through the placenta. The hearsay started because most women who take castor oil are already overdue, and everyone knows the chance of the baby passing meconium is already high when you're overdue whether or not you ingest castor oil. :)

OUboomerbaby86 (39 wks) Due September 22 (boy); 1 child; El Paso, TX, United States 1144 posts
7th Mar
  • You're not even to your due date yet.....I understand being over it. I went 41w1d with DD. But you've still got like a week and a half. Baby will come when baby and your body are ready. Taking castor oil is just going to give you the runs and possibly cause severe dehydration as well. In the off chance it does put you into labor just imagine having the runs while trying to push your lil bundle of joy into the world....
BαtMαɳ Gotham, __, United States 67526 posts
7th Mar

Quoting anna_n_jose:

nice!!!!!!!! you go op you can do it!!!!!try walking sex al else fails try the oil!its a good laxitive 
baby will be fine


You're an idiot.

Just the Sea's mom 1 child; Keokuk, IA, United States 1812 posts
7th Mar

You should just wait a while....there is plenty of time for your body and baby to decide they are ready. If you are dead set on going into labor try things like taking the steps two at a time, walking and sex but do not try castor oil.

JΔS Georgia 75231 posts
7th Mar

Just wait to go into labor on your own.

♥ Peenky ♥ Due March 21; 2 kids; California 58 posts
7th Mar

Quoting OUboomerbaby86 *11wks*:
  • You're not even to your due date yet.....I understand being over it. I went 41w1d with DD. But you've still got like a week and a half. Baby will come when baby and your body are ready. Taking castor oil is just going to give you the runs and possibly cause severe dehydration as well. In the off chance it does put you into labor just imagine having the runs while trying to push your lil bundle of joy into the world....


That's what I'm worried about too! last thing I want is to have the squirts while I'm pushing out the baby... that would be even worse! Gross.. and who knows who I'll spray!   ( I know totally gross - whatever it's real)            I'm reading other "natural" ways to help me induce...


r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
7th Mar

don't do it. There are WAY too many risks with castor oil. It should oonly be done under the supervision of a doctor or midwife, AFTER you understand the dangers.