Caster oil views???

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  1. kaye22

    kaye22 Mam to little boy

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    Ive heard caster oil can help to induce labour what are your views on this method?
    Apparantly you put 3 table spoons into orange juice or something
    Has anyone heard of this or has this actually worked for anyone?
    Thanks x:flower:
     
  2. Fabby

    Fabby mummy to my amazing boy x

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    it is a definate no no from me i am afraid x
     
  3. Hayles

    Hayles Well-Known Member

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    I have only heard that it gives you dihorrea and sickness, I don't think it's recommended x
     
  4. ~TLC~

    ~TLC~ Well-Known Member

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    I tried it at 40 weeks and it did nothing for me.
     
  5. whoops

    whoops Just me and my LO

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    I only heard about castor oil recently, but I also only heard bad things about it. It can be effective at inducing labour, but can also cause things to happen too fast, which leads to complications and interventions.
     
  6. foxyroxie

    foxyroxie Well-Known Member

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    id say its a big no no for me the risks way out the pros! it can make the baby poop inside of u if that gets into the babys system it can be very dangerous it can make u dehydrated an also put the baby in distress xx
     
  7. aalstevenson

    aalstevenson Well-Known Member

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    I tried it at 42 weeks with baby # 1 and all I got was dihorrea... But some say it works...But it did not for me
     
  8. dizzynic

    dizzynic 3rd tri Mam of 4

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    I am speaking from experience hun dont take it its not recommended x
     
  9. mumtobeplus1

    mumtobeplus1 Expecting & Mum of 1

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    Its dangerous, dont do it!
     
  10. lousielou

    lousielou Mummy

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    I agree with the others - it's really not recommended. It can lead to dehydration in both mother and baby, and therefore complications and intervention. I certainly wouldn't go near it!
     
  11. Kimboowee

    Kimboowee Complete

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    I tried it and it did absolutely nothing
     
  12. starlight2801

    starlight2801 Well-Known Member

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    My midwife strongly advised against it so I googled it and found that sure enough it is a toxic substance.
    I'd say at best the side effects sound unpleasant and at worst it could be highly dangerous and I would advise not to go there , sorry x
     
  13. Birdie747

    Birdie747 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you're going to get any positive responses for this one I'm afraid! As the other ladies said, it is a known & proven fact that yes, it can be effective but can be even more dangerous so should be avoided.
     
  14. tink28

    tink28 Mum of 1 & WTT

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    wouldnt touch it, it works by causing the bowel to cramp and contract which then has the same effect on the uterus, not safe
     
  15. TattooedMama

    TattooedMama Bubba, Daddy & Belly

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    It doesnt work for everyone, another one of those "if the baby and your body aren't ready it wont work" ways to induce(I think they are all like this though lol). I have tried it before, it did give me runs and I was miserable during it but I did have contractions sometime after that lasted about 6hrs then fizzled out. So it did something but didnt put me in actual labor.

    Be careful with this method(& im sure someone mentioned it on here already) diarrhea causes dehydration so if you choose to try this drink plenty of fluids before, during & after.
     
  16. aob1013

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    Absolutely do not do it.
     
  17. pinkmonki

    pinkmonki Well-Known Member

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    The dehydration is a massive no no in itself but it can pass through to baby leading to the baby opening it's bowels inside you. No amount of discomfort in pregnancy is worth the complications that can arise should your baby swallow meconium. (In my opinion)
     
  18. meg79

    meg79 Well-Known Member

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  19. kittykittykat

    kittykittykat mum to gorgous son

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    id rather be safe than sorry and not risk it
     
  20. punk_chick

    punk_chick Well-Known Member

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    My niece tried this Thursday as she was overdue and was getting impatient. It did work unfortunately things happened really fast and she ended up giving birth on her bathroom floor so I'd avoid it at all cost :nope: BTW baby is healthy and doing good :thumbup:
     

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