Quoting Oncemore:" Hun, I understand clearly what Castor Oil does. But I firmly believe that the only reason anyone negates ... [snip!] ... So many women opt for PITOCIN and that has a crap load more side effects than Castor Oil does, why do you think this is?"
Because doctors are not always right, that's why. Just like the fact that there's too many C-Sections going on right now that are not needed. Pitocin is used to empty beds in the maternity wards faster, because an empty bed filled is more money. And the birthing is what costs the most, so they want as many new patients in as possible.
Pitocin makes contractions 100 times worse. I don't like Pitocin either. I don't believe in medical intervention unless FULLY necessary. I agree with NON-MEDICAL intervention less. I don't care about pineapple, sex, etc... none of those will work unless your body is ready to deliver and baby is ready to come out.
Castor oil CAN make you go into labor early, but many times it just gives you the runs. Also, the risk of meconium far outweighs the possible benefit of getting to hold your baby a little early.
To each their own, but OP getting all pissy because she was told the truth, that she was going to have the smurfs, and that her kid was at risk for meconium inhalation, was stupid. She asked, she got the truth. If she wants someone to blow rainbows up her butt, or up the butts of anyone wanting to risk their kids, the Bump is pretty good for that from what I hear.