Castor Oil..

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  1. missjacey44

    missjacey44 Jacey & Baby Tye

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    Is it actually safe to use? Im thinking about it, as horrible as it may be. But it does say not recommended in pregnancy? But i know a few of you ladies have used it.

    Should i go for it or not?!
     
  2. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I've used it and nothing happened and I'm 2cm dialated already. If you google it theres lots of opinions on if its ok or not.

    x
     
  3. Belle

    Belle Mom of 2 gorgeous babies

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    I used it and on the 4th attempt my waters broke and i had Bethany an hour and 18mins later, it was so quick!
    Personal preferance, i know theres mixed views on here. xx
     
  4. missjacey44

    missjacey44 Jacey & Baby Tye

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    But it wont hurt baby will it? I guess i might aswell give it a go. Wish me luck!!!
     
  5. lifeguard

    lifeguard Well-Known Member

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  6. tone

    tone Mummy of 1 with #2 on way

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    I'm really tempted to try this too!! Let me know how you get on hun! xxx
     
  7. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Some things work for some people and some dont...

    My OH refuses to have sex with me though, he is convinced that the second we have sex im going to go into labour haha.

    I WISH!
     
  8. avacadomom

    avacadomom Member

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    Sorry for a dumb question: how do you use it?
     
  9. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    :lol: I wish too!!! I've just about managed to get OH past the whole poking the baby's head thing!!

    x
     
  10. helen1234

    helen1234 Well-Known Member

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    i used it with rosie and my waters broke 12 hrs later. but research has suggested it may cause baby to poo meconium inside the womb which is dangerous if inhaled and swallowed, but it could all be coincidences. don't think anyone knows for sure if it was castor oil that causes labour to begin or it would have anyway.
    many years ago mw's used as routine along with ememas.
    but as research has come along its not advised,
    if i'd have known this 14 yrs ago i wouldnt have taken the risk...and this time i won't be touching the stuff.
    i think in moderation it may give you the trots but if you drink alot it ive you really bad trots.
    its upto at the end of the day how desparate your feelin
    xx good luck xx
    ps it tastes like thick veg oil as well lol so beware
     
  11. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Ha ha ha i wish that :sex: worked for me... but doesnt do anything gutted!! I think like everything there are pros and cons!! Hope it works for you though!!!

    :dust: :dust: :dust:
     

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