Castor oil

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Registered: 01-13-2009
Castor oil
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:42pm
Does anyone have experience with it or plan on using it soon? I'm thinking about it.

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Registered: 05-14-2003
In reply to: mrs_kevin
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:08pm
I have used it a few times. My midwife has a labour cocktail that has castor oil in it. It gave me lots of contractions but it never led to full blown labour for me. I have personally found if I only take 1-2 tbsp then I don't get any nasty digestive side effects so I didn't mind taking it. The first time I did it I had 2 labour cocktails within 4 hours (4 tbsp of castor oil) and I had the awful digestive side effects so I refused to do that ever again.

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Registered: 10-19-2008
In reply to: mrs_kevin
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:46pm
I'm way too chicken to try it! I've heard mixed reviews about it but don't know anyone personally who's tried it.
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In reply to: mrs_kevin
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 5:13pm
I haven't but am giving up on trying to bring it on. Nothing is going to work if they aren't ready and it's depressing to exhaust yourself. I'd proceed with caution if you do it :)

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Registered: 11-14-2011
In reply to: mrs_kevin
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 6:11pm
Yes....and I think it has worked.
Its gross
my dil did it two weeks ago and it worked
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In reply to: mrs_kevin
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 9:00pm
Maybe TMI, but was the diarrhea really that bad?

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Registered: 02-07-2007
In reply to: mrs_kevin
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 10:05pm
I have with all my pregnancies, never worked.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
In reply to: mrs_kevin
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 12:09am
Depends how much you take.

But ya it was bad....esp if you have hemroids.

Some people have done 2oz.....some have done 2 tbs some 2 tea.

The 2oz will give a person diahrea.


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Registered: 05-14-2003
In reply to: mrs_kevin
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 12:34am
With only 1-2 tbsp I never got diarrhea at all but with the 4 tbsp the diarrhea was horrible and my butt hurt for days afterwards.

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Registered: 12-14-2008
In reply to: mrs_kevin
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 1:10am

Don't do it! I drank a castor oil cocktail when I was 10 days overdue with my son. It gave me intense contractions, 2 minutes apart for 27 hours, vomiting and diarrhea, but I didn't dilate past 1cm. Ended up with an emergency csection. I had tried acupuncture 3 times, and everything else under the sun. When they are ready to come out, they will come out. Good luck!