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Old 06-02-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question Anyone use castor oil to induce labor?

I wanted to know anyone's experiences using castor oil - did it work? How long did it take? Did you get horrible cramps? How did you take it?

My doctor has given me this and left it up to me whether or not I take it. He suggests I take 2oz castor oil with OJ and a tsp baking soda. I know it REALLY cleans you out but does it work??

Thanks for your help!

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Old 06-03-2005, 07:32 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone use castor oil to induce labor?

I dont know whether it works but u will prob have a really upset tummy!! i'd stick to currys, walks, and lots of SEX!!

Old 06-03-2005, 07:48 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone use castor oil to induce labor?

Check the arciheves cause I have seen this on here alot before and most don't recommend due to the stomach cramps and running to the potty. Goodluck.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:09 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone use castor oil to induce labor?

careful with that.

I too was desperate and thought about doing this til I researched it and found that it can cause meconium to be released (babies first bowel movement) while still in the womb....if inhaled it's not such a good thing.

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