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done the castor oil!!! how long b4 i can expect anything?

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#1 rosey80

Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:04 PM

Good evening ladies,

Against mums wishes i went ahead and did the castor oil drink tonight,i combined 3 tablespoons with half a cup of coke.Wasnt pleasant but not as bad as i thought.Ok, so how long b4 i can expect anything to happen?Has anyone had success stories using this method? I am all of a sudden scared.

#2 Smurtle the Turtle

Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:07 PM

Be very much prepared for the fact that absolutely nothing whatsoever might happen other than a severe case of the runs.

ETA and given that you arent due until 6 May I'd be even more inclined to think nothing more will happen other than the runs.  Sorry.

Edited by Smurtle the Turtle, 24 April 2007 - 10:09 PM.

#3 *maddierose*

Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:16 PM

if bubs isn't ready castor oil definately won't bring it on, may bring the runs on as pp said. Before you do this again please research it, can't be sure but i think i read somewhere that it can cause distress in bubs.

#4 Guest_shauna'smum_*

Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:15 PM

OK Im a castor oil success story LOL laughing2.gif .
3 tablespoons of castor oil? wimp! laughing2.gif .
I had half a glass of castor oil with half a glass of orange juice ( my DH Nannas secret receipe) and within approx 4 hours my waters broke while I was ummmmm pooing alot ? laughing2.gif .
Contractions started nice and regularly about a hour later and well the rest is history biggrin.gif .
I was 4 days overdue and honestly if your cervix is not ripe and
bubs is not ready to come then its a total waste of time.
good luck biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

#5 Guest_tash83_*

Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:20 PM

Dancing all night worked for my mum, I was born the next day! (a month early though)

#6 Guest_shauna'smum_*

Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:24 PM

Oh also to the PP.
I did my own research and the whole baby gets distressd Idea is totally illogical and very incorrect.
The Castor oil will NOT pass the placenta, its like saying a hot curry meal will cause the bub to get hearburn and the squirts wacko.gif , wich of course is silly!
Its simply  a oil that gives a very dramatic laxative effect, which also in some cases results in irritating the uterus and 'jump starts labour' the Colon and Uterus are very close together.
The reason they have to give the 'warning' about Castor oil, is that while there is not conclusive studies to prove it does not cause problems, there is no conclusive studies to proves it DOES cause problems!
Really one of those use your own commen sense cases.

#7 Guest_LandShark_*

Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:26 AM

I tried castor oil at 12 days overdue - I had 6 teaspoons worth over an hour and a half. Cleared my bowels out nicely but didn't send me into labour! I had my waters broken the next day and DS2 was born after a 4 hour labour. I would definitely do castor oil again as thank goodness I didn't poo myself during pushing this time - nothing left LOL! I would NEVER do it unless I was significantly overdue though. Baby will not come unless he/she is good and ready, natural induction techniques might speed things up a little but trying to force things to happen are likely to just leave you uncomfortable.

#8 littlesuzie

Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:08 AM

I did the castor oil and went into labour about 4 hours later.  Also gave the bowels a good clean out whilst in labour lol.  But I agree nothing will happen except the runs unless bubs is ready anyway.  I also tried lots of other natural things like eating lots of fresh pineapple, and lots of sex!  Maybe none of them worked but it was fun trying!

#9 MegsW

Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:16 AM

Tried it with my DS#2.  Did nothing except give me the runs, a stomach ache and even now, 4 and a half years later, the thought of drinking it still turns my stomach.

And the reason it is not recommended is because it can cause such severe diarrohea that there is a concern for the mother becoming  dehydrated and that affecting the baby.

There are plenty of other induction methods that are more successful, and realistically you still have 10 days until you are near bubs arriving.  

It is hard, but be patient.  Baby will come when ready and that is the best time for baby and you.  Trying to force it won't help.

#10 becket23

Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:35 AM

Old wives tale! sorry! as everyone seems to have pointed out, it is just a laxative. Purely coincidence if your labour starts soon!
New research shows that when your baby is ready to be born (because the lungs are fully developed) it emits hormones to start labour, therefore you don't WANT to actually do anything to bring it on early as the bub will come when it is ready.

#11 madles

Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:34 AM

I did the castor oil  and orange juice thing 6 hrs later my waters broke. I wasn't due for another 2 days.  I had tried 3 weeks prior to this and all I got was the runs.

#12 ~muddleheaded-wombat~

Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:44 AM

I did this ... castor oil, vodka and orange juice..

result: NOTHING.. not a thing (only a small amt of vodka too)

Bub will come when ready - mind you I have never gone in to labour on my own wacko.gif

#13 Guest_tash83_*

Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:52 AM

I tried fenugreek at 37wks, but I think it just made my already low blood pressure drop further or something, felt dizzy & sick. Couldn't drink castor oil, can't even drink the 50/50 castor oil/chocolate stuff that's sold as a laxative.
Waters broke during sex on the sunday evening 2 days before my due date. Woke up to contractions 5mins apart at 5am on the tuesday (due date). Bub born at 1.01pm.

#14 3-Bear-Bums

Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:38 AM

had half a glass of castor oil with half a glass of orange juice

I also did this but i think it was about 90% castor oil.  sick.gif I couldn't drink OJ for years after that.
But i did start labour the next morning.  grin.gif

3 tablespoons of castor oil? wimp!
  laughing2.gif   laughing2.gif

WHY have you taken castor oil?

When you aren't due for another 11 days?  unsure.gif

#15 ~cackleberry~

Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:01 PM

I tried 30ml of castor oil in orange juice with my DS#3 and he was born the next morning.  It made me feel very ill that night and wonder why I did it.  I'm really not sure if it was the castor oil that put me into labour or the indian food I ate, the walk I went on, the sex we had, or the bumpy ride in the car that did it.   rolleyes.gif  Could you tell I was a little impatient to go into labour?  I was 8 days overdue.  I have heard that castor oil doesn't work unless you are overdue.  Good luck though, hope bubs makes an appearance sooner rather than later for you.  original.gif

#16 rosey80

Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:26 PM

Thanks for sharing stories ladies.To those who are against what i have done, well each to there own.Why did i do it? Hello was willing to try anything.As for being a wimp, followed recipe that i got off a site.DIdnt do a thing for me, not even give the runs,just a few good farts.LOL

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