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castor oil?

I am currently 38w6d and 1 cm dilated. I am wondering how many of you have used castor oil to speed labor up...
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Please don't use castor oil! .. it can very very dangerous..
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I took it at 40+3 gave birth 22 hours later my baby did NOT poop in utero either I asked plenty ppl about it most said dnt blah blah blah I didn't care to hear it if u feel ok with it then do it buttt do drink lots of  water. I had a healthy 7.3lb boy
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No thanks. Don't need to put my baby in danger. I am 39 and 1 day. She'll come when she's ready.
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i took it with my 2pregnancy at 40weeks n went into labor 6 hourss afterrr .. no poop in amniotic waterr he was 9lbs 2oz
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If you read about the babies progress each week. You'd know that at 38 weeks babies take there first bowel movement. So STOP blaming it on castor oil!!!!!
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There is no proven studies that castor oil makes the baby poop in utero. The only real danger is that itll make u poop AlOt!! But other than that its fine.
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Thanks I was wanting to see for those that took it....I was just wondering if it helped. I already took it. Just waiting around now lol took at 8:30pm est
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keep is posteddd hunn
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I will. Nothing exciting has happened yet but I can hope lol
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Castor oil is a laxative and unless you're on top of your fluid intake, it has a great potential to cause dehydration. Dehydration has been linked to babies having their first bowel movement in utero. So if the castor oil causes you to have diarrhea and vomiting and you can't replace the fluids lost quick and efficiently enough, it can cause meconiun aspiration.
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I've stayed hydrated all day and am continuing to.  So that is not a concern of mine.
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The thing about tryn to induce yourself us that too many people with opinions. Its been used for years, worked for some, caused problems for some its just a chance it might work ( which it did for my sis) and a chance it wont. No matter what you do to induce your labor there is always risk.
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I heard it does nothing but give you diarrhea lol.  
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So far I have had a lot of lower back pain that will come and go
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So far strong regular contractions and I may be heading to l&d tonight
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Yay!!! I hope you get to hold your little one tomorrow!!
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Update?
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Im curious about taking this also. I just dont want diarrhea. Lol....let us know what happens. Ive been taking evening primrose oil to help soften my cervix so im hoping that is helping (im 37.5 weeks).
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Diarrhea is inevitable. But it wasn't bad really.  I had the little guy @ 10:28pm on January 7 :)
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Arh congratulations!
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Yaaay congrats to you!! . . How do you even take castor oil if its a laxative? Srry, never heard of it. .
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