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Does the old wives tale about castrol oil really work? (I'm past 40wks & looking for help on self inducing labor tricks)


Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • it can also cause the baby to go into distress and poop in utero...which is really bad for the baby...

    Answer by Soniam301 at 9:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • If you are ready, it can help. If you are not ready, it will just make you have the dirrehea.

    Answer by hsmominky at 9:57 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I think the only thing it will do is give you the craps!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:57 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Let the baby come on his/her own.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I tried it with 2 of my pregnancies and it did not do anything but give me awful diarrhea. Learn from my mistakes, and don't try it!

    Answer by Courtney610 at 9:59 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • the only time i've heard of it working, it also gave the person diarreah, and then they had to push their baby out.. not a pretty picture..

    Answer by kidnappedbylove at 9:59 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Intercourse helps

    Answer by nanny29 at 9:59 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • You can get the same results with sex. If you're cervix is ready the semen can help ripen it. All without the nasty diarrhea.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:59 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • That's the last thing you want to do, I considered it when I was 40 weeks along, because I had pupps and it was driving me crazy, but don't do it, it's not worth it, it'll just make you feel horrible. Walk a lot and do squats, ultimately though, the baby will come out when the baby's ready.

    Answer by momov4kids at 10:00 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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