Aa
A
A
Close
1959722 tn?1338781715
mineral oil to induce labor
I've heard someone on here say they drank mineral oil to induce because it was safer than castor oil. How does that work? You just drink it plain? Do you have to drink a lot of it? And does it taste awful?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
11 Answers
Page 1 of 1
2037415 tn?1332169926
My dad said castor oil... My mother took that for me to come out... Lol
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Honey I don't want to sound mean, so please don't take it that way: please just let baby come when baby is ready. I know ur tired of being pregnant but baby needs to finish 'growing' labor & delivery will be here before u know it
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
2020005 tn?1476662562
I agree with Omacastrop, if your baby isn't coming, that means he/she isn't ready to come. My sister drank castor oil and mineral oil, both, and went into labor that night, yes, after A LOT of bathroom trips, but her son also shot into the birth canal when he wasn't ready and almost didn't make it because the cord was wrapped around his neck 3 times, he was purple and not breathing when he came out, her OB gave her QUITE a talking to! Haha, so let him/her come when ready, and enjoy the quiet while you can! :)
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
2021096 tn?1328924605
I took mineral oil. I took 2 tablespoons. And I went into labor ffew hours later. I was 3 days away from my dd
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
2121625 tn?1350488349
I'm not too sure about the mineral oil. Never heard of it. but I have read and been told that castor oil is def a no. Apparently there is a huge risk of the baby having their first bowel movement inside of u, which as we all know is bad. So I wouldn't do it. If anything asked to have ur membranes stripped. The doc won't do it till they feel ur body is ready. I had it done while pregnant with my son and my water broke 5 hours later.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
1959722 tn?1338781715
actually it's unsure rather the castor oil makes the baby poop inside you because most women don't take it until after 40 weeks and the chances increase by then anyway. The baby is ready to come unfortunately my body doesn't react properly to pregnancy and I don't dialate or efface properly and unless medically necessary they will not induce you until 39 weeks. Because my girl has been so low for so long and does seem prepared doc has already agreed on elective induction after 39 weeks. I had to be induced with my son at 39w2d because I had been in labor for so long with mo progression as far as dialation goes that I literally almost had a heart attack my son and I both almost died. I just want a more pleasant experience this time.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
I'm taking Mineral Oil as I'm typing but it does not have a taste just greasy, just waiting to see what happens now. And I'm 31 weeks 2 days but my mucus plug starting coming out and never had that wit none of my pregnancy just water breaking and quick delivery.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
I read drinking one quart of prune juice would put you into labor.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Eli_mommy3 are you seriously trying to induce at 31 weeks? Your baby's lungs arnt ready yet along with the weight will be extremely low. Your baby could spend many weeks in the nicu unit.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
31 weeks is way to early to try and induce ! Your baby isn't done developing. Just bc your starting to lose you muscus plug doesn't mean labors near . I lost mine at 34 weeks and I'm now 38 weeks .
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
15695260 tn?1443705964
Hi ladies.  Let's remember that this is a support site.  Whether you agree with someone or not, we still have to remain polite.  

Because this is an old thread from 2012, we are going to close it.  Good luck to you all.  
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
This discussion was closed by the MedHelp Community Moderation team. If you have any questions please contact us
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1476662562
Blank
KTowne commented on photo
5 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on photo
8 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1476662562
Blank
KeeLolo, and KTowne commented on KeeLolo's status
9 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources