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castor oil

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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On top of the belly?? I've never heard of this! How does it work? Same affect as ingesting it?
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Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

It doesn't work. At all. 

Mamasgirl524
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM
How would it work? It doesn't make sense but if it did work (which I believe it doesn't lol) it sounds like something I would be willing to try if I was down to the wire lol

Quoting Pandapanda:

It doesn't work. At all. 

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doulala
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM

You rub the oil on like massage oil.

Yes, it induces (forces labor).

doulala
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Are you having complications?

Quoting Mamasgirl524:

  sounds like something I would be willing to try if I was down to the wire lol


Mamasgirl524
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:56 PM
No! Not at all. I'm only 37 weeks lol I'm not trying anything to induce! I just was wondering how safe this is in case I'm over due.

Quoting doulala:

Are you having complications?

Quoting Mamasgirl524:

  sounds like something I would be willing to try if I was down to the wire lol


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doulala
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Overdue isn't a complication!     ;-)

You can save any risks (big or small) for a true need  --if health & safety are your priority.
When you are past 42 weeks/overdue you will likely continue monitoring to be sure all is well.    If things are continuing just as well then there is never a need to intervene.     If complications arise you can then interview each method and the risks against your medical complication, that way you can see which is safest in that situation.

Safest to avoid unnecessary risks-
GL!
:-)

Quoting Mamasgirl524:

No! Not at all. I'm only 37 weeks lol I'm not trying anything to induce! I just was wondering how safe this is in case I'm over due.

Quoting doulala:

Are you having complications?

Quoting Mamasgirl524:

  sounds like something I would be willing to try if I was down to the wire lol




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
magazine

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