Aa
A
A
A
Close
Pregnancy: Ages 25-34 Community
25.6k Members
Avatar universal

please help

I am 37 weeks now and wanted to know if anyone has tried Castor oil to start labor. I have been going back and forth on it I should try it or not. In ways I feel its selfish but I am so tried of being pregnant. Please help
7 Responses
Avatar universal
I would wait another week be4 I did that at least another week... and it works for some and others it don't but just know you will ve poopin a lot
Avatar universal
Didnt work for my sister...she had to be induced on her due date.
Avatar universal
It will only work if your body is ready anyways. It may make you sick to your stomach for a day or two without even putting you into labor... I tried it and was 3.5cm dilated, 80% effaced so I thought it would help but I was just miserable for two days and no baby yet, that was last week.
Avatar universal
I personally would not do it.  My sister was told by her midwives to.  She ended up in so much pain and on the toilet (on time she didnt make it off the bed to the bathroom in time which just made her embarrassed and had a mess to clean) and dehydrated.  Then they had to take her to the hospital to be induced bc not only did it not send her into labor but messed everything up.  So she had to be induced and then her labor took forever, she went into the hospital on a Sunday and didnt have the baby til mid day Tuesday, just like a half hour before they said they would have to talk csection if she didnt deliver by.  She is a very nervous person and I think all the castor oil drama for the 24 hours leadingup to the hhospital actually stalled her labor at the hospital.
Avatar universal
I tryed it with my first child and it only made me have awful  stomach cramps for days and bowels so irritated, endless bathroom trips  Than ended up having 4 days of labor a week and a half later, just made for a long miserable week:/ I havnt hear a single success story using it.
5787844 tn?1376078984
Dont do it! Its gross and does NOTHING!
If you want diarrhea....then go for it. Im not just talking diarrhea....were talking monster omg painful cramps and punishing your toilet for days. Yes.
I did it with my first... when I was overdue and it did nothing at all.
Thinking back to being pregnant then....what was a few more weeks or days really? Shes 8 now and she made her debut when she was ready. Which was a hint to her personality for sure!
My son was overdue as well. Im anticipating this one being late too... Im ok with it. There will be a time when you miss being pregnant. Youll never have this special time with your baby again. Enjoy it as much as you can!
Avatar universal
Thanks.......Everyone is making valid points at this point I think I am just going to wait. I would just feel horrible if something bad would happen to my baby boy!!!!!
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.