Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Has anyone every tried castor oil to help bring on labor?

I am just wondering about experience with castor oil. I know some recommend it while others don't.

Answer Question
 
kdorrough

Asked by kdorrough at 1:16 PM on Jul. 16, 2013 in Pregnancy

Level 2 (4 Credits)
Answers (16)
  • Um, yeah. Some dumb chick tried it and told us about it on this site a week or so ago. All she brought on was a bad case of puke and shit disease.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:18 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • that's a big don't. welcome to 2013
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:19 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • My friend did it. She had explosive diarrhea for hours.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • NO.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:24 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • I worry about the general intelligence of some people based on the ques ions they ask. SMFH

    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:46 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • Nope, don't do it. Wait out your pregnancy as patiently as you can and listen to your OB.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 2:03 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • No no no no no. Why can't people just WAIT for baby to come when ready?
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 2:04 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • I couldn't care less if you shit your brains out, but I would worry about your baby having a bowel movement in utero, which is a risk with drinking castor oil. This can lead to breathing problems in an otherwise healthy baby. It's just not worth it.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 2:12 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • No - unhealthy for you, dangerous for baby
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:17 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • marshmallows
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN