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can you take any laxative to induce labor or does it have to be castor oil?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Let your body do what it does and your baby will come out when he or she is ready.

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 12:39 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • i'd say neither, why not walk?

    Answer by anichols1 at 12:39 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Why would you want to do that??

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 12:40 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • bumpy roads and train tracks

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:04 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • castor oil does NOT NOT NOT work! I took it, and I was on the pot for over 3 hours, doing what castor oil does, and my baby didnt come for another week..
    bumpy roads wont do it, all that will do is stress your body and baby and risk injury, so ya dont do that,
    Just wait, and let it all come naturally

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 1:07 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Dont do that. It can be dangerous for you and the baby. Let labor happen on its own. The baby will come when its ready. Walking is a good way to help prepare your body for labor.

    Answer by hobbitswife04 at 1:35 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Agreed. Is there a medical emergency that you need to get baby out soon?
    There is no need to try to induce yourself. If there is a medical need, there are safer ways to induce then using castor oil.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 3:16 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Don't do it!!! It's not worth shtting in front of 4 people all day!

    Answer by sunshine58103 at 3:19 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Have sex and walk up stairs. If you have an exercise ball wiggle on that for a while. Don't do spicy food either!!! I did that, ended up having a c-section and had the worsed gas pains EVER!

    Answer by sunshine58103 at 3:20 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Please don't do that. Trust that this will be over soon and that you WILL have your baby - but you've gotta let it happen.

    Answer by gypsyjewels at 5:19 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

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