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Old 08-12-2004, 02:04 AM   #1
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Question Caster Oil???

Just curious...Yesterday my SIL was talking about a woman she knows going into labour 4 weeks early because she had some caster oil. Is that dangerous? What does it do? Im not pregnant, i am just curious.

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Old 08-12-2004, 05:55 AM   #2
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Re: Caster Oil???

Caster oil can induce labor, but it can also make the baby have its first bowel movement in your belly, the baby can breath it in and have lung complications because of it. hope this helps

Old 08-12-2004, 03:37 PM   #3
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Re: Caster Oil???

I wouldn't recomemned this opition. I heard i could cause alot of problems and if the doctor found out that is how you went into labor you could get the baby taken away. I don't know that for sure, but why would you put that risk on you and your baby.

Old 08-12-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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Re: Caster Oil???

I was a week late when my Dr suggested taking castor oil to induce labor, nothin but a disgustingly gagging taste and horrible diarea. Then he suggested black cohash tea (sp?) and that would start the contractions but they were not very hard and dwindled after a couple of hours. Ended up getting induced.

Old 08-12-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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Re: Caster Oil???

Here's the deal w/castor oil. You have to be AT LEAST 2 cm dilated for it to work, otherwise, you just get diarrhea and bad stomach cramps. Yes, it can make the baby have a bm and cause pnuemonia (sp?) and other problems. If you do take castor oil when your body is ready for it...BE READY!!! My friend drank 1 tsp and 45 min later her first baby was BORN. I thought about doing it with my son, but never dilated and had to be induced. Some people also think watercress lettuce induces labor, but I ate enough of it at the end that people were starting to look at me weird.
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Old 08-13-2004, 02:23 AM   #6
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Re: Caster Oil???

My SIL was pregnant with my nephew and she went to the doctor and she wasn't dilated and when she got home she took castor oil and it put in her labor. She was almost 2 weeks early. I thought it was stupid of her to do because she wasn't even late. The baby turned out fine after her having an 18 hour labor. I don't know if her labor was bad because she took that or not but I definetly wouldn't recommend it.

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