Re: Bad experience with castor oil.
Castor oil worked for me with my second, but my water had already broken hours before. Midwife suggested it, and I tried it, but it was not a fun experience, in fact I was running to the bathroom so much, I didn't even realize that I was in labor. I would have to say however that it beat the heck out of being induced, which would have been the next thing to happen.
I am going to be posting soon myself about a possible pregnancy and you mentioned that you have a 12 year old son, could I ask how old you are and if you also have other children. my son is twelve and my daughter is 7 and I may be pregnant again.
Thanks and sorry you had such a bad experience.