Quoting Mzglover Forlife:" it s not begin selfish.. not one of you are and my shoes did not ask for any one to talk me out of it ... [snip!] ... just a few weeks sooner.. not like iam doing it now ,, and make it so bad most of u have tryed it but u dont want to say it... "
My daughter's lungs weren't mature at 36 weeks. She was born at 38 weeks, and had to be worked on. So YES, something could happen to your son if he is born a few weeks early.
To answer you question, castor oil causes diarrhea, which can cause dehydration, which is why my doctor heart rate kept dropping between 36-37 weeks. I was 4 cm. and 90% effaced at 37 weeks. I had my membranes stripped, walked for hours, walked up and down stairs, bounced on a yoga ball, had a chiropractor adjustment and a massage using pressure points, had sex. I was advised not to use castor oil because of the risk of dehydration, so I didn't. EPO softens the cervix. Nothing will send you into labor unless your body is ready. It will just cause painful false labor. I had to be induced because my water started leaking and put my daughter at risk for infection. I'm NEVER doing anything to try to induce labor before I'm due again.