I just took castor oil? What should I expect? My midwife this morning said it should work my body is ready and so is my baby boy. This is my 2nd baby and I went 42 weeks with my first child and had some complications with her. So I'm almost 38 wks and and I'm hoping I won't have any difficulties just a baby in the next 24 hours I hope. Any experiences and advice would be helpful. Thanks!
You can expect you will likely get diarrhea since castor oil is a stimulant laxative and possibly nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping which "may" lead to contractions. There is much ongoing debate as too whether castor oil will actually induce labor - many women swear by it and and many medical professional believe this is an old wives tale.
BTW: if your body was ready for your baby and your baby was ready to be born, nature would take its course and you would NOT need to attempt self induction. I firmly believe induction should NOT be done unless medically necessary.
A friend of mine drank a bottle of castor oil and it didnt help. All it did was make her vomit and have diarrhea. Good luck to you!!! I have a feeling you are going to be feeling pretty gross for a while.
You still have 2 more weeks left, why would you think you were ready to go into labor? I can understand being induced at 42 weeks but we are supposed to be pregnant for 40 weeks. There is a reason for that. Why couldn't you just have at least waited until the 40 weeks and then attempted the castor oil? Well good luck with everything.
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