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Does Castor oil help to induce labor?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:38 AM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • nope. it helps you poop out everything in your intestines and stomach almost instantly

    Answer by aliishott2 at 2:39 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • No, it gives you the shits and makes you want to die...

    I would not recommend it. Anyone that says it actually worked for them was ready to have the baby anyway and it was a coincident. Besides, suppose it did work, would you really want to be shitting your brains out while in labor? I sure the hell wouldn't.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:40 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • It doesn't work. Nothing really "works" unless your body is READY to have the baby. Why do you think so many inductions end in a c-section? If an induction works, it's generally because the woman's body was ready, or just about.

    And think about it. You take the nasty stuff, and end up with a bad case of the shits. Even if you DID go into labor, do you really want to do so while losing your ass every few minutes? Gross. Srsly.

    Answer by Cassidhes_Mom at 2:43 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Not sure if it truly does induce labor, but I definitely had bad cramps all night long.... Unfortunately, I was induced a few days later. Always have a back up birth plan.

    Answer by crazypaizy11 at 2:45 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • No and it's actually quite dangerous to use. It can severely dehydrate you and cause the baby to release meconium.

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 2:57 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • IDK. I've heard it does. My sister took some, and she did end up going into labor. IDK if that was a coincidence or not.

    Answer by SAMNMAYASMOM at 3:12 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I don't think soo!

    Answer by Artistachica at 4:59 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • NO! Alot of women say it gives you the sh*ts, it didn't even do that for me, it did nothing at all!

    Answer by shauna9909 at 11:26 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • My sisters doc told her to take this and all it did was give her diahrea (sp?) for a day straight and didnt put her into labor and also it tastes nasty! I wouldnt

    Answer by dairyberrys at 1:53 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

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