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Is castor oil safe to start labor?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Dec. 18, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • no dont do it lol first of all its nasty tasting second it doesnt always start labor you will just end up with diahrea dont do it unless your OB has told you to and told you how much.
    if you wana try and start your labor try these things
    nipple stimulation for long periods or time
    warm bath
    bouncing on a birthing ball

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 1:00 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • Why would YOU try to start it? The baby will come when it's ready. What is your hurry?

    Answer by EireLass at 1:19 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • No. It's not safe for you or baby. It causes stomach cramps and diarreah for mother and can cause baby to have a bowel movement in the womb which can be dangerous and sometimes even fatal for the baby. There are lots of other things you can do if you are at least 38 wks and want to try to start labor. Keep in mind that labor will probably not start until your body and baby are ready, so try to be patient and let things happen on their own.

    Answer by Godluvzu at 1:26 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • all i have ever heard is that its nasty - it makes you sh*t ALOT and causes cramping and bowel pains - and that pregnancy that is started by using this method takes FOREVER to progress on its own.
    have you heard about the eggplant parmegana? its worth a try since its just normal food...

    Answer by vakatia at 1:41 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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