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    Default Castor Oil to induce labour?? 38 weeks, suggestions please

    My partner is very uncomfortable, has a pains since last night but only comes in waves. First time parents, we aren't sure if these are contractions or Brixton hicks? Only last for a max of 15-20secs. Has had minimal pains for the last 9 hours. Has anyone found castor oil works?? Any suggestions would be great thank you

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    It works BUT you need to be very careful with the dosages because it will leave you on the toilet, in agony, for hours and with severe runs. I think if your partner is having pains it very well may be starting on it's own anyway, let nature take it's course IMO when we begin to intervene that is when problems occur. JMO

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    Please don't use it there has been no research to say whether it is safe or not and there have been links to it causing fetal distress. As a previous poster has said it can cause diarrhea (which is the general idea) but this can leave your wife dehydrated and exhausted (imagine trying to labour during a bout of gastro).

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    Default Re: Castor Oil to induce labour?? 38 weeks, suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Please don't use it there has been no research to say whether it is safe or not and there have been links to it causing fetal distress. As a previous poster has said it can cause diarrhea (which is the general idea) but this can leave your wife dehydrated and exhausted (imagine trying to labour during a bout of gastro).
    This. I wouldnt use it ever....especially if your body is already preparing to go into labour.

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    Default Castor Oil to induce labour?? 38 weeks, suggestions please

    It doesn't always work, by any means! Labouring with the runs would be awful.

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    Default Re: Castor Oil to induce labour?? 38 weeks, suggestions please

    I wouldn't use it. I would be more inclined to get some clary sage oil and sniff it or burn some in an oil burner. It helped my contractions amp up a little when I was in early labour with DS2.

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    Default Castor Oil to induce labour?? 38 weeks, suggestions please

    If she is having pains then let her body do it naturally. If you force your body to give birth before its ready anything could happen. She only has a few weeks left just wait it out.

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    dont use it. it will only make you run to the toilet. it will irritate your uterus not induce labour

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    Default Re: Castor Oil to induce labour?? 38 weeks, suggestions please

    Oh god, I was 41 weeks when I used it and it was horrible!!
    My midwife actually suggested it to me, she swears by it.
    But it didn't work for me! I ended up on the toilet for 2 hours! It tastes revulting and if I got a whiff of it now I think I'd throw up!
    I did get cramps afterwards but I think that was my upset bowel lol
    I still had to be induced a few days later so I highly don't recommend it!
    Just try lots of walking, sex and spicy stuff. Bub will come when he/she is ready :-)

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    Default Castor Oil to induce labour?? 38 weeks, suggestions please

    Ok thank you for your feedback, pains have stopped she has been pain free for the past 11 hours so we aren't too sure on what's going on?


 

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