My due dates right now and I dont feel like im going to go in labor anytime soon. Im having so much ANXIETY worrying i will be a week or two overdue, Im affraid to give birth to a really big baby girl (I hear the longer overdue the bigger the baby) and I was a big baby at birth so genetics plays a factor, im worried as it can cause complications if left to long & dont want to be induced if she doesnt come as my doctor mentioned it increases risk of C section, forceps and vacuum use which i want to avoid like the plague. I can end up having both if she doesnt come out soon. Im feeling miserable emotionally a mess and physically, I just want my baby in my arms!!!!!!
So has anyone had castor oil to bring on labor? it was actually my OB who mentioned it to me when I asked what I can do for labor to come, but said you may not want to as it can cause diarrhea. Im considering jumping across the street to the drug store and getting some. Im just really debating and want to hear some opinions on people who HAVE TRIED it. My cervix is thinning and im 1 cm dialated. what are your experiences? Did the diarrhea stop before you gave birth? I dont want to be pooping all over the place while in labor! (Sorry tmi) but Id like to know how it would go. Im so close to getting some!
It will make you have diarrhea! Thats way it sometime works for labour cos it causes bad diarrhea which then can bring on labour lol. Have you tried anything else first? I didnt even think about trying this to bring on either of my labours cos i thought it would be bad enough without running to the loo every 2 mins and even at that it might not work. A curry brung on my first baby and bouncing down the stairs one at a time brung on my second! Sex can help, as well as raspberry leaf tea, long walks and im sure i heard pineapple too. I personally would try these first before drinking a bottle of oil lol xx
You have no reason to try it just now. And you aren't overdue until after 42 weeks, baby will come when ready! Don't worry, your body will make a baby the perfect size for your body I promise.
It will cause explosive diarrhoea (have you ever tried it before?) which can lead to dehydration but if you are very careful I think it would be okay to use at 41weeks as a last resort to avoid a medical induction. From what I have read it does cause diarrrhoea throughout labour in quite a lot of cases and there is no way to predict this. Just remember to read the dose correctly and drink LOTS of water.
In the meantime you need to spend your time between long walks and gentle exercise to get baby into a good position and resting and eating well to conserve your energy for labour. xx
Don't they recommend against using this now and it's not really deemed to be safe?! If your cervix is thinning and you're already a little dilated then it's likely you won't have to wait much longer anyway! Walk up and down the stairs sideways - that's meant to help push the baby against your cervix.
I would recomend trying Clary sage I mixed it with baby oil and massaged my bump and my waters broke the next day! My friend who had been overdue twice in previous pregnancys tried it and went into labour within 2 days, I think if you are ready it will work, I think that maybe there are a few natural things that have been sugessted that maybe you could try before castor oil!!
I know people who have saud castor oil worked for them however i have met more who said it just gave them bad runs
I know its hard but try and relax too enjoy your last few days being pregnant your baby will be here when its ready good luck!
My waters browe at 38 weeks but I didnt go into labour so I had to be induced. IMO my baby just wasnt ready to come but my waters browe so he had to. He has been behind in lots of developmental things to date and the early days were really hard as I was recovering from a horrific induction labour. What I'm trying to say it, BE PATIENT! Your baby will come when its cooked. You don't want it here before then. You are going to want these days back in a few weeks so enjoy them. Your body will be able to birth any size baby that it grows so dont fret about that either.
Castor oil gives you dioreah which is what starts labour off but it can also make the baby have a bowel movement while it's still in your uterus and if baby gets any into it's lungs it can make your baby seriously ill like life or death ill. Not worth it IMO.
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