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Has anyone tried the transdermal castor oil method to induce labor?

if you have tried this please tell me how it went. And plesase don't get this confused with taking castor oil orally!!! :)

 
amberpatterson

Asked by amberpatterson at 12:52 PM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (15)
  • Nothing works unless the baby is good and ready to come out to begin with.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Why mess with nature? If this is what should be done, the Dr. would be ordering it. You will have the baby when the time is right.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 1:00 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I did it orally once and sat on the toilet for hours, lol. I have never heard of the transdermal castor oil, what is it? And how does it work.
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 12:55 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I want to know too, lol!  I have been watching this question for someone who has done it!

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 12:57 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • transdermaly is when you rub the oil on your stomach, put a towel and a heating pad over it and the oil penetrates your uterus making it contract( if the baby is ready)
    amberpatterson

    Comment by amberpatterson (original poster) at 12:58 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • My midwifes daughter did it and went into labor less than 24 hrs later. I am going to try it in 9 days :)
    amberpatterson

    Comment by amberpatterson (original poster) at 1:01 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • well of course you want to get the go ahead by your practitioner first, and DR. no thanks lol, using drugs to start labor...don't think my baby or myself would like that, lol.
    amberpatterson

    Comment by amberpatterson (original poster) at 1:03 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Oh wow, wish I would have known that before chugging a glass of castor oil and orange juice, LOL didn't do a thing for me, but cleaned me out. Baby wasn't born for another week after that and that was because I was induced.
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 1:06 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • amber1330, how far along were you when you did that orally?
    amberpatterson

    Comment by amberpatterson (original poster) at 1:10 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I've never tried it, but I know someone that did and she swore it worked......she drank the WHOLE bottle though!
    PANZONSMOM

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 1:36 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

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