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 did it work for you?!

by on Oct. 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM
No! Did help with constipation! But i was up all night with contractions
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by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I never tried castor oil but this happened to me. It was scary because about 7 doctors grabbed my son right when he was born to make sure he was breathing fine and there was nothing in his lungs.

Quoting Samijo11:

do NOT use castor oil, it has risk and a big one is baby can have a bowel movement in side of u and can cause lots of issues for ur baby!

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by on Oct. 27, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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Quoting halinichols:

i can't stand to see people say "it'll work if baby is ready"

uhmm.. if baby is ready he'd come on his own, he doesn't need unnatural things to help him. natural contractions are his helper. not this fake self inducing crap. i'm a teeny girl and i have gained 35 pounds, i'm tired, feel like a whale, and i still would never take that crap. to me it is the most unnatural and SELFISH way to "try" and get your baby entered into this already horrible world. i want my son to come into the world safely, not with meconium in his lungs and to be whisked to the NICU because of it.

get some sense people.

I get what they mean, but don't agree.   I think you're right.

Why is mom still pregnant?   Because baby/mom's body aren't ready for labor yet.    When they are a lot of important things have to Line-Up just so!    

If not medically required for health and safety, then intervening means adding unnecessary risks.    Not just for self-inducing, but all sorts of things.    And maternity care for many women can be loaded with these.   :- /

Birth is a process that probably lasts about a month or more, when
you think of how the baby works his/her way into position, mom's body
prepares with the uterus thickening at the top and thinning at the
bottom and the cervix prepares itself to dilate for the final pushes in
this process. It is such an amazing, divine plan and in this day and age
so easily disturbed—possibly as never before. I think induction,
possibly in any form, can disrupt this plan, interrupting the baby's
process of positioning and getting ready to be born. As Carla Hartley
says, "Birth is safe, interference is risky."

Jan Tritten, mother of Midwifery Today

by on Oct. 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Was so hard to choke down... and made me have diarrhea. I tried with my son 6 years ago, but I wouldn't do it again.
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